The Nexus S is in the process of getting updated to Android 2.3.3, which brings with it a fix for the device's random reboots as well as enhanced NFC capabilities. We've learned today that another change made it into the upgrade, although some users may not be as pleased about this addition as they are about the others. After installing 2.3.3, some Nexus S owners noticed that their displays became slightly discolored, with some portions even taking on a yellowish tint. Google employee Ry Guy explained the situation on the company's forums:
"With your new OTA complete, you may notice a slight difference in the way colors are displayed on your Nexus S. For Nexus S, we have adjusted the color temperature settings to more accurately reflect darker colors at all brightness levels. The Gingerbread UI being darker, we found that the colors were not as accurate when the device was being used at lower brightness levels. For example, some users reported that the initial color temperature was too high leading to some darker greys having a reddish tone; with the new color temperature this is no longer the case."
Google's reasoning for the change seems pretty sound, but I'm not sure that Nexii owners are going to be thrilled that their displays have taken on a yellow tone. It'll be interesting to see if Google ends up changing their minds and going back to the previous color temperature settings or if they stick to their guns on this one. Are you Nexus S owners out there seeing any screen discoloration?
Via Android Central