Android Oreo allows specific screen calibration for each app

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Vezio Ceniccola
28/08/2017 at 18:42

Display color calibration is a topic that is often unprocessed but has quite obvious effects on the daily use of mobile devices. When it comes to "too lively" colors, "faded shades" or "uncommitted color rendering", it does not all depend on the panel's quality, but above all on the color profile set by the user or the manufacturer Maybe not the choice improves in some situations.

For this very reason, Google has decided to integrate a small but very important tool in Android Oreo. In the new APIs 26, you can use the "colorMode" flag, which allows individual apps to request and activate a specific color space when they are opened to represent the images on the screen as faithfully as possible.

In this way, even smartphones that support different color spaces can use a better calibration in different usage situations, meeting both user tastes and app requests.
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For example, the user could use a DCI-P3 color space default for normal use, while a gallery app could trigger sRGB space when triggered, returning to normal calibration when closed.
As mentioned, the news now only concerns the latest version of the Green Robot, so we expect the use of this option will not come to mass in a short time, but it will have to pass several years before its widespread dissemination.
Via: XDA Developers

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