1. WPCentral Question's Avatar
    so most mobiles have a notification light.?

    windows 8.1 doesnt have it? i can see glance screeen does work fine but without an constant on screeen and no touching involved the notifications light is the best option

    my 720 has light avilable in the touch keys, so why not make them glow for a notification
    08-29-2014 03:36 PM
  2. aikidaves's Avatar
    Some mobile phones have notification lights, many do not.

    WP 8.1 is supposed to have a new interface to support a notification light, but no OEM has, as yet, provided the firmware/hardware combination necessary to use it. This may change in time - or not.
    08-29-2014 05:02 PM
  3. wiggum15's Avatar
    Every high-end Android has such a led.
    Many midrange Android have it too.
    People use it and think it's a great and basic feature.

    NO windows phone has one, only MS and Nokia know why...
    Maybe they need to save those 5$ on the hardware...

    But people here will tell you it's a useless feature nobody uses and only a few Android phones have one, they will also tell you iPhone has no led notifications but that's not true.
    08-29-2014 05:17 PM
  4. stevemind's Avatar
    Just a gimmick personally, glance is better.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    08-29-2014 05:36 PM
  5. aikidaves's Avatar
    they will also tell you iPhone has no led notifications but that's not true.
    Yes, the iPhone has the option to use the camera LED for notifications. It's off by default, though. I've never heard of anyone turning it on, but of course I've never done a proper survey. I'm not sure how many iPhone users know about it - my family (4 iPhones) certainly doesn't. Maybe I should mention it... ;)
    08-29-2014 05:44 PM
  6. pedmar007's Avatar
    A notification light destroys having to constantly wave your hand over your phone to see any possible missed notifications. Wanna be different no problem, wanna be too different big assed problem where many aren't buying YOUR product simply because you didn't put this or that in your OS/hardware. Sometimes the little things make a big difference. A notification center may seem like WP live tiles all in one area to us WP users but to many not having it was/is a big turn off because it beats having to scroll your entire phone to see exactly which tile has the notice on it.
    08-29-2014 05:54 PM
  7. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I've used the blinky and find the set up interminable and the distinguishing between certain colors unmanageable and the rote memorization of what color means which to be a huge drag...

    Glance FTW. Always on and the phone in my pocket or face down on a surface keeps it from being truly on at all times, yet a quick "Glance" at it shows me everything I need in a clear format with no waving my hands about.

    Sophisticated adults have graduated beyond the need for a blinky.
    08-29-2014 06:32 PM
  8. wiggum15's Avatar
    930 no glance
    630 no glance
    730 no glance
    08-29-2014 07:54 PM
  9. RumoredNow's Avatar
    930 no glance
    630 no glance
    730 no glance
    And that is a reason for ME not to purchase one of those models... And HTC One (M8) for Windows Phone has no Glance either, unless I'm mistaken.
    08-29-2014 08:52 PM

Similar Threads

  1. The new Alienware Area 51 PC and its triad design belongs in a sci-fi movie
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-04-2015, 05:53 AM
  2. Cortana in canada
    By societydweller@gmail.com in forum Cortana
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 10-20-2014, 02:43 PM
  3. No Mobile internet after 8.1 update
    By SirNic in forum Samsung ATIV S
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-30-2014, 07:49 AM
  4. Couple questions before i dive in...
    By fuzzyreets in forum Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-29-2014, 07:03 PM
  5. MSN Messenger to shut down in China October 31 in favor of Skype
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-29-2014, 01:11 PM