I won't be posting the pictures here, but I will provide links because it'll make the post box huge with pictures and stuff.
So this is the photo before update (this was taken late December last year):
And this one just a few days ago:
These pictures were taken at different times, but nearly the same conditions since its summer here in NZ. Although I wouldn't this as a factor since every photo I take now after the update looks like sh*t no matter what condition it may be, even macro shots, when taking texts from laptop LCDs and tv's, it still appear as white-noisy blur picture.
Here's an example:
See this was taken indoors in broad daylight, same conditions as above photos. It doesn't seem to be too noticeable until you really look at the edges (eg. my necklace, or the edge of our fraps)
Notice how the after-update photo has more noise and white and bluriness compared to the before-update. I have taken more after-update photos and they seem to be the same whatever distance you have between the camera and the object. It will look like it has been layered with white glow noise. Also the pink blob is still there when taking white objects.