Monday , March 12 2018

Moto 360 display may suffer from an image persistence problem while charging


While the display on the Moto 360 isn’t an AMOLED, and thus isn’t susceptible to the most egregious of screen issues — image burn-in, the LCD display does appear to be susceptible to an image persistence issue which typically arises after the watch has been on charge for a while. As you can see in the image shown above, while the settings screen is being displayed, there’s still a residual, ghosting image of the charging display.

Unlike an AMOLED, which can burn an image into the display if a static image is displayed for too long, the persistence issue on an LCD isn’t quite so permanent; shutting the screen off for an extended period is likely to resolve the issue, as is displaying a moving image of some kind to ‘knock’ the pixels back to the proper behaviour.

The issue appears to be a new one, as reported by Android Police. Reports are limited, so precisely what combination of factors will lead to the image persistence issue aren’t known, but it could be a factor of leaving the watch on charge for too long. It’s possible that Motorola might look at changing (or blanking) the charging screen to prevent this kind of issue from continuing to happen in future.

Source: Reddit, and +Corey M.
Via: Android Police.

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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