Super AMOLED vs regular AMOLED and LCD comparison


The Greek folks over at TechBlog.gr have posted a comparison of the Samsung’s Super AMOLED (on the Galaxy S) screen versus a regular AMOLED panel (on the HTC Desire) and a regular LCD panel (Sony Ericsson X10). The outdoors / sunlight comparison clearly shows that the Super AMOLED panel is on par with the LCD, leaving the regular AMOLED screen far behind. I should point out that in my experience with the HTC Desire it wasn’t really the case (it perform like the LCD screen of my HTC HD2) but this can also depend on the devices used and overall brightness of the ambient lighting.It should also be noted that the HTC Desire has a fairly big air gap between the glass panel and the actual screen which causes light dispersion and reflection (causing even worst outdoors visibility). The Super AMOLED and AMOLED do have richer colors but the LCD seems to reproduce them more naturally (the Super AMOLED panel is still better overall IMO). One last thing, both Super AMOLED and AMOLED panel use the same PenTile Matrix subpixels arrangement (see who it looks like in my HTC Desire review). Check out the videos after the break:

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Windows Live Messenger available on the iPhone

Windows Live Messenger has finally been released on the iPhone today for free. The application seamlessly integrates all the features found in the desktop version into a nicely laid out UI tha reatins the commen design queus of the iPhone OS:

Chat:
Instant message with your Windows Live Messenger and Y! Messenger contacts on the go so you’re always connected to the people that matter most. You can even receive IM notifications when your app is closed so you never miss a message.

Social:
Windows Live Messenger gives you one place to view the updates your Messenger friends are sharing from social networks like Facebook, Flickr, MySpace and more, helping you cut through the clutter on the go.

Photos:
Upload photos right from your phone to share your favorite moments with the people that matter most. Create albums, add captions, and let your friends and family comment on your photos.

Hotmail:
Access your Hotmail account without leaving the app to read, reply to, and compose emails. Get email notifications within the application so you know when you have new messages.

It will be interesting to see how Microsoft intends to integrate Windows Live Messenger into Windows Phone 7. So far we haven’t seen anything on this front (only basic social network integration into the people’s hub) so it is still any one’s guess if this services will be natively integrated into the OS in a later update or if Microsoft is planning to develop a application similar to the one released on the iPhone today that would be available on the Windows Phone Marketplace.

Source: iTunes

Motorola Droid 2 vs Motorola Droid hands-on video, benchmarks and specifications

The closer we get to the official launch the more info we get about the Motorola Droid 2. Android and Me has wrapped up a quick hands-on preview of the device and a couple benchmarks comparing the performances of the Motorola Droid 2 vs Motorola Droid. On the GPU side you can see that the Droid 2 is far ahead of the original Droid thanks to its 1ghz TI OMAP 3630 (which packs a the same PowerVR SGX530 GPU as the 500 Mhz TI OMAP 3430 in the Droid):

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