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General Google Maps contrast issue on Optimus V?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by garybeck, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. garybeck

    garybeck Well-Known Member
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    When I'm using google maps to view a rural area with few roads, I find the contrast is so poor I can barely see the roads. does anyone else have this problem? Here's a screenshot

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    it actually looks better here on the PC than it does on my phone. I can't seem to find contrast settings on the phone, only brightness, and this doesn't seem to help.

    I posted this is the app forum and one person said he got similar results on a different device. So is this just bad programming from google? Seems to me the road should be a nice dark black line. why is it so light? I can barely see it!

    If anyone wants to try viewing the same spot (and maybe sharing a screenshot), try
    Williams Hill Road
    Richmond, VT 05477

    I'd be interested to know if other people with Optimus V have the same kind of low contrast issue on google maps.

    thanks
     

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  2. tli

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    Satellite view:

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  4. garybeck

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    thanks but that's satellite mode. can you switch to regular map view?
     
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  6. tli

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    Easily toggle between the two modes with just two simple taps on the screen:

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  7. garybeck

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    yes I know that.... I was asking you to show a screenshot of your phone when it's in map mode to see if you have the same bad contrast as I do.
     
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  9. garybeck

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    ha, thanks. looks like Richmond VA, not Richmond VT... either way, if you look at the smaller roads that are nameless on your screenshot, like half way up on the left side, you'll see how poor the contrast is and you can barely see there is a road there. I live in a rural area and all the roads are like that. I can barely see where anything is. I guess it's a Google problem and not my phone. thanks.
     
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