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Droid X Pixel Density and FWVGA

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by edstewbob, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. edstewbob

    edstewbob Well-Known Member
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    Just like the Droid the X display is Full Wide Video Graphics Array (FWVGA) which is 854 X 480 pixels and gives a true 16 X 9 format. The Droid's 3.7 in screen has 254 pixels per inch (ppi) density while the X's 4.3 in screen is 240 ppi and iPhone 4 is 326 ppi. Android 3.0 (Gingerbread) is reported to support screen resolutions of 1366 X 768 (Wide XGA) for screen sizes of 4 in or greater. This is also a 16 X 9 format.

    My question is both a hardware and a software question as it relates to the X. When Gingerbread comes out and supports higher screen resolutions will it allow the X to display a higher pixel density on the existing LCD display? This would increase the total number of pixels from 409.920 to 1,049,088 and as a result provide a significantly improved screen clarity that would surpass iPhone 4. There may be limitations due to the amount of additional screen memory required that could prevent this as well but I would just like to hear from any others that may know if this is a possible upgrade path for us future X users to look forward to.
     

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  2. Vihzel

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    The X's resolution is fixed and nothing can change it. Android 3.0 will simply support any upcoming devices with those higher resolutions.
     
  3. masse

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    Resolution is a fixed, physical characteristic of the display. This is similar to asking if a software update can make the display 4.5" instead of 4.3", although not quite as obvious.

    But don't feel bad, I've seen this question a dozen times :)
     
  4. damstr

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    Reminds me of people asking if they could download more memory. Lol
     
  5. Phantom_LS2

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    Wait, that isn't possible?!?!?! :eek:
     
  6. paul89

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    this software could help the images and text be slightly clearer, but the pixel density will never shange because that is hardware.
     

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