12-21-2014 03:16 AM
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  1. stickyshocker's Avatar
    My Sony Ericsson T68i had a green led for network coverage and it turned into battery indicator also and on the other side of it was a blue led to show Bluetooth was on
    08-22-2014 05:05 PM
  2. colinkiama's Avatar
    iPhones dont have a notification led, nobody cares. Windows phone doesn't doesn't have a notification led. Everyone loses their mind!
    08-22-2014 06:21 PM
  3. colinkiama's Avatar
    I understand your pain though guys, the notification led was awesome on my blackberry, i set it on blue for facebook, red for bbm and green for whatsapp. Very useful however most of the hardware of the windows phones released don't have a dedicated led however they could use the windows key. But what about the 530, 630 and 730. They will never be able to support an led. Unless microsoft copies the camera flash idea from apple. I hope we see these features in gdr2
    08-22-2014 06:24 PM
  4. twint7787's Avatar
    Ms missed out big time with not adding it to the windows logo button, I have seen loads of people saying how great it would have been to have the windows key flash different colours for different things!
    Absolutely.
    08-22-2014 06:29 PM
  5. QuentinJ's Avatar
    I understand your pain though guys, the notification led was awesome on my blackberry, i set it on blue for facebook, red for bbm and green for whatsapp. Very useful however most of the hardware of the windows phones released don't have a dedicated led however they could use the windows key. But what about the 530, 630 and 730. They will never be able to support an led. Unless microsoft copies the camera flash idea from apple. I hope we see these features in gdr2
    that "camera flash idea" is the most annoying thing i've ever experienced when at the cinema for example... a dedicated small led or the windows button as you suggest would be a good idea. I have a 8X and 630 dual sim and even though there would be hardware limitation for the 630, I think if this were implemented then it would probably not be added to all phones, some people will complain but I can't think of another option for those phones
    08-23-2014 08:52 PM
  6. Joshua Jackson's Avatar
    Yeah its a basic feature.
    It's a important feature
    It's especially important for people who use their phone for business

    What's the problem of ms and the oem's ?
    Do they think we are all 15 year old and look every 10sec on our phone ?

    Do they think it's funny to spent 600$ in a "high end" phone and still miss important calls and emails ?
    Personally, I think an audible reminder of missed calls/texts is more important than an LED.
    You still have to "look" at your phone, to see the LED flashing (think jacket or pants).
    Feature phones, 10 years ago, beeped when you missed a call (sometimes to the point of annoyance).
    JJ
    08-27-2014 03:58 PM
  7. Rasetech's Avatar
    Yeah its a basic feature.
    It's a important feature
    It's especially important for people who use their phone for business

    What's the problem of ms and the oem's ?
    Do they think we are all 15 year old and look every 10sec on our phone ?

    Do they think it's funny to spent 600$ in a "high end" phone and still miss important calls and emails ?
    I want to learn how to see a notification led without looking on my phone!
    08-28-2014 04:20 AM
  8. wiggum15's Avatar
    Maybe you can see a blinking LED even from many meters away and even when just kooking in the general direction of the phone ?
    With Glance you have to really look at your phone from close distance.
    08-28-2014 04:41 AM
  9. alllies's Avatar
    Who holds patent rights for LED notification? As either MS nor WP OEMs don't want to pay for it.
    08-28-2014 04:49 AM
  10. wiggum15's Avatar
    Really, that's interesting !
    08-29-2014 04:21 PM
  11. Adrynalyne's Avatar
    Who holds patent rights for LED notification? As either MS nor WP OEMs don't want to pay for it.
    Yet somehow Android OEMs don't mind? Seems unlikely that is the reason.
    08-30-2014 12:06 PM
  12. peachy001's Avatar
    Does the HTC One use the notifications led. I know it has one.
    08-30-2014 12:35 PM
  13. Adrynalyne's Avatar
    Just for battery and charging notifications.
    08-30-2014 05:20 PM
  14. James Edge's Avatar
    Back in the '90s, Nokia and Siemens were the only major phone manufacturers that didn't have a notification LED. Although back then it was called a "service light" because it started out as a constantly blinking light to let you know you were within network coverage. It then evolved into a notification LED in the '00s once we had more things to actually be notified of. Nokia added it to some Symbian devices much later.
    My Nokia 3220 has NLEDs, was the reason I hung onto it for so long until I got my Blackberry :)
    Nate Silver likes this.
    12-18-2014 07:03 AM
  15. James Edge's Avatar
    This looks like one of those cases where Microsoft said "Hey! Look! Apple doesn't have one of those, and their device is really successful, so we don't need it either!" Everyone else has one, and for a reason. It's very useful. Why do you think Nokia added Glance to their devices? People like knowing if they have notifications without touching / picking up their phone.
    A notification LED is the only reason I would ever consider a Windows phone without glance, shame the HTC doesn't have one as it's so pretty.
    12-18-2014 07:07 AM
  16. link68759's Avatar
    Really? In all the years of having mobile phones from different manufacturers I've NEVER had an LED on them. Only ever seen an LED on Blackberry and newer Androids. Can you provide proof?

    What you meant to say was "Every landline cordless phone or basestation has and LED or LCD display. That is completely different to having an LED.

    I'd be willing to bet that the majority of mobile phones models don't have a notification LED. Feel free to produce links etc that prove me wrong.
    No, more cell phones had an LED than did not a few years back. It was something smartphones just had, and was even on many flip phones. I don't doubt that you've never had an LED enabled phone, but your experiences are isolated. If you demand proof, well, I don't have the time to go through every phone that has ever existed with you. Looking at a picture of various phones won't work because many phones have them sort of hidden (under the speaker mesh, almost invisible when off because it's embedded in a black panel, sometimes the LED is actually beneath plastic and the LED just shines through, etc).
    12-19-2014 11:32 AM
  17. rhapdog's Avatar
    My previous phone, an HTC running Windows Mobile 5, had 2 such LEDs, used for various different notifications and purposes, and could even light up in different colors for different notifications. Really came in handy.

    My current Bluetooth headset has NLED to let me know if I have a missed call when not wearing the headset. That means if I wake up in the morning, with my phone and Bluetooth headset on the table next to the bed, I can see the flashing NLED on the headset to let me know if I missed a call during the night. No flashing light means I can head straight to the shower without bothering to pick up and look at the phone. Would be nice if the phone had it, because I could leave the headset on the charger.
    12-19-2014 01:41 PM
  18. pedmar007's Avatar
    Was hoping that MS would provide one with the many improvements so far. Would be great to have one instead of having to constantly wave your hand of you're away from your phone and not within earshot to know you've received a notification.
    12-21-2014 03:16 AM
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