E Ink Reveals Full-Color ePaper Display
E Ink today announced Advanced Color ePaper (ACeP), which is a full-color reflective display. E Ink says this is the first time an electrophoretic display can produce color in every pixel without the use of a color filter array. The ACeP includes all eight primary colors using colored pigments in a single layer of fluid; each pixel is capable of displaying all eight colors. The fluid is controlled using voltages that work with traditional TFT backplanes. E Ink says its ACeP maintains the same paper-like readability and low-power features of its monochrome ePaper screens. E Ink has been able to create ACeP screens up to 20 inches with resolutions at 1600 by 2500 pixels. For now, E Ink says the ACeP display technology will target signage and other use cases. The company didn't say if it might create versions of the ACeP for mobile devices, such as cell phones. Powering displays requires a lot of energy, so battery-based mobile devices could benefit from a color ePaper screen.
Review: YotaPhone 2
This quirky Android smartphone has two screens, one on front and one on back. The second uses e-ink to help conserve battery life.
Garmin Vivofit 4 has a Color Display and 1-Year Battery Life
Garmin today announced the Vivofit 4, a new activity-tracking wearable device that sports an always-on color display and battery life up to one year. The wrist-mounted, waterproof device performs all of the functions of a digital watch, including timer, stopwatch, and alarms, while counting steps and encouraging the wearer to stay mobile and active.
Pebble Time Boasts Color Screen and Week-Long Battery
Pebble today announced the Pebble Time, a new smartwatch that works with Android and iOS smartphones. The Pebble Time jumps from a monochrome display to a color display, but it still delivers seven days of battery life.
Google to Rely On Software to Tweak Pixel 2 XL Screen, Pixel 2 Noise Issues
Google says it will update both the Pixel 2 XL and Pixel 2 smartphones in the coming weeks to resolve various issues spotted by early adopters. Starting with the Pixel 2 XL, Google says it will give users more options to tweak the screen's color through a tool added to the display settings.