As suspected it was something with the ATT APN settings that google added with their latest iteration of the carrier settings. It would run your browsing through the ATT proxy and if images were larger than a specified threshold, they would shrink them down to an unbearably small size making mobile browsing painful, if not impossible in some cases.
How to Fix:
Go to Settings - Wireless & Networks - Mobile Networks - Access Point Names - Cingular 410 (or for some Media)
Delete the text in the settings for
They should now appear as <Not Set>
Hit the menu and select Save.
MMS still seems to function normally and web browsing is just fine.
You may however, need to clear out your cache of the old super thumbnails.
Documented and left for searching
Like a majority of you, I hopped on the Froyo train and it was quite delicious.
Now however, something about the browser is driving me up a wall, to the point of not really being usable.
This also seems to effect 2.1 Desire users, using their device on ATT.
This is an ATT 3G Nexus One - with the Pauls Froyo rom
When on a 3G data connection something is both compressing and resizing the images, not a little, but a whole blasted lot and I cannot seem to figure out what or why.
I realize carriers often compress images, but this is an absurd level of compression.
This is what the webpage QuestionableContent.net looks like
(Ignore the blue box, I had just flash and not installed flash 10.1 from the market, I know I can make it go away...)
Clear cache, everything cleared.
This is what it looks like on 3G
I cannot even get close to reading it. Zoomed in the picture is just absurdly small.
I tried about:debug
Changed my UAString to desktop, same deal. I cannot view certain web pages at all.
That is the final kicker, it is only pictures above a certain size that it compresses them this badly.
If I load up a site with smaller pictures they are just fine, I imagine some 100k limit.
I keep searching but all I can find are threads about the overall fuzziness of the N1 screen, this is well beyond fuzziness and is somehow tied to the carrier, the browser or both.
I noticed this occurred with the Desire rom as well, but I didn't stick to that long and quickly went back to a non desire rom. This did not occur on non desire N1 roms.
It has to be something with the carrier or mobile data connection settings -
Was something added to the ATT APN settings?
Is there a hidden setting that compresses images disgustingly?
I did the same tests on Dolphin and Dolphin HD, other than annoying force closing, they showed the exact same results.
Are you having this same issue? Please post!
Post your rom and carrier.
-This occurs on all browsers
-If one hold clicks on and image, selecting "Save Image" it downloads the picture in full quality...