Friday, April 16, 2010

Alarm Clock -- For Scott on "I'm with Adobe"

Scott Barnes asked me about the clock. Here's what he posted on Facebook:
Do you take requests? I occassionally use "Alarm Clock" on the iPhone. I adjust the brighness down to the lowest setting, and the black background on the display is still gray. I suspect the Nexus with its whateverOLED will have black devoid of light, but I'd be interested in knowing!
First to answer your question. I selected the black with bright Nexus One logo for my wallpaper. On the iPhone, I went to Settings and turned brightness down to minimum. I started Flip Clock on the iPhone and Clock on Nexus One. Clock has a little brightness button that toggles minimum brightness. So I did that. I went into a dark room, and could definitely see the difference. You get much deeper blacks on Nexus One, as you'd expect from the AMOLED display. Then I switched back to the active wallpaper I like. And even that didn't feel like it was leaking light.

Here are a couple of pictures showing how the brightness button works on Nexus One. These are taken in full indoor light with the iPhone. The brightness button is in the top right and looks like a half moon. It's nice that you don't have to go to settings to make things less bright for while you sleep.


  1. Thanks Brad. I'm caught up reading the Blog entries now and I'm bookmarking. This will be a big help for me.

  2. You're most welcome, Scott. I figure if people are pissed off enough to drop $580 to replace a working iPhone, they ought to know if they'll be happy or just not as pissed off.


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