How to bring the display of your Google Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL to life by forcing wide color gamut mode (no root)

One of the most common complaints about the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL’s displays, apart from the severe blue shift when viewing them at an angle, is the dull all-around appearance of colors. And this is a legit complaint—the colors do, indeed, look somewhat washed-out and muted—but this isn’t caused by the displays being technically incapable of offering more, or anything of the sort. In fact, with Oreo, Google is introducing the option to use different color spaces and gamuts – low, HDR, and wide. Only problem (currently) is, that an app has to specifically call for the …


Blu releases Android update that bricks phones, forcing users to lose their data


Blu Products, the Miami-based company known for selling
affordable Android phones in the US (and not only), today released a software
update that’s angering a lot of users.

 

According to countless reports found on Reddit and other
forums, the update in question was sent over the air to owners of the Blu Life
One X2 (a mid-range handset launched last year for $200). By the looks of it, all
those who’ve downloaded the update couldn’t finish installing it. That’s because,
to finish the update, the phone asks for your password, but – likely because of
a major bug – it won’t accept it, no …

An iPhone 8 supplier reportedly bails, forcing Apple to spend millions on OLED PCB tools

Apple may not be dealing directly with manufacturing its own phones, but it does not shy away from purchasing production equipment for its suppliers if the situation calls for it, no matter how complex or expensive it is. They did it with the unique machines that polished the glass iPhones, then again by fronting display makers, and now, apparently, they are doing it with the tools to make the rigid-flexible printed circuit boards (RFPCB) needed for the upcoming OLED iPhone 8.

Last we heard about that part, Samsung had allegedly placed an order for 70 million FPCBs with two of …