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  1. alpinestars1z's Avatar
    I'm not sure why, but part of me hopes this is just a Nokia thing... That being said,
    since it's the Windows button that flashes, it gives reason to believe that it's part Microsoft's doing too.

    If it was a manufacturer (Nokia) feature, then why not use a low power LED instead of the Windows button.
    Well when Nokia did their "breathing light" in the past, it was usually a ring around or in between the five-way navigation thing. The Windows "home" is the closest thing to that I guess. Plus, why spend extra money adding an additional LED and finding a place to put it in an already cramped chassis when you can use something that's already there?
    05-25-2013 03:02 PM
  2. WPenvy's Avatar
    Well when Nokia did their "breathing light" in the past, it was usually a ring around or in between the five-way navigation thing. The Windows "home" is the closest thing to that I guess. Plus, why spend extra money adding an additional LED and finding a place to put it in an already cramped chassis when you can use something that's already there?
    I assume it'll start out as a Nokia only thing since HTC and Samsung have been quite slow with firmware changes etc...
    05-25-2013 03:09 PM
  3. herrmo1's Avatar
    The Lumia 920 has single LEDs too. In Nokia Care Suite's Test mode I can make the Windows logo be on alone:
    unbenannt1.jpg
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    05-25-2013 05:14 PM
  4. nikhilr51's Avatar
    Wow great find!! I watched that video but never noticed it!
    05-26-2013 05:29 AM
  5. o_k_boy's Avatar
    I think i read somewhere that the 925's windows button blinks when it's charging. Yeah, here for example:

    Windows Phone Button Acts as a Charging Indicator on the Lumia 925 : My Nokia Blog
    05-26-2013 05:40 AM
  6. tissotti's Avatar
    I think i read somewhere that the 925's windows button blinks when it's charging. Yeah, here for example:

    Windows Phone Button Acts as a Charging Indicator on the Lumia 925 : My Nokia Blog
    Yes, it was mentioned on the launch day.
    What I remember it only blinks when the battery is critical. Though not sure about that as you would think it works as a indicator the phone is charging, like Nokia's Symbian phones home button did.
    05-26-2013 04:20 PM
  7. Daniel Rubino's Avatar
    Folks, hate to rain on your parade but that is not a consumer feature coming to these phones. It's meant for developers at Nokia to test battery life//power consumption and shows when the phone is in a low-power state.

    Source: I asked Nokia's Kevin Shields when I saw it.
    1Sick1500 likes this.
    05-29-2013 09:45 AM
  8. Anthony Vangeli's Avatar
    Folks, hate to rain on your parade but that is not a consumer feature coming to these phones. It's meant for developers at Nokia to test battery life//power consumption and shows when the phone is in a low-power state.

    Source: I asked Nokia's Kevin Shields when I saw it.
    This makes me sad.
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    05-29-2013 09:48 AM
  9. Muessig's Avatar
    Fair enough. I wonder if they're able to use that light for development functions if they'd be able to turn it into the notification light we all want to see? I know you and Jay talked about it a while ago... let's hope MS thought about it too.
    05-29-2013 09:49 AM
  10. ArjanNL's Avatar
    yes but it only lights up to indicate the device is charging and blinks if there is a missed call.
    Uh i don't think you mean on the 8x, because thats only a battery /charge full/empty indicator.. no more no less
    05-29-2013 10:00 AM
  11. Daniel Rubino's Avatar
    Fair enough. I wonder if they're able to use that light for development functions if they'd be able to turn it into the notification light we all want to see? I know you and Jay talked about it a while ago... let's hope MS thought about it too.
    Well, I'm not privy to all of their plans, so I can't really speak to it. I just know that this blinked Win logo is a dev tool and not part of Amber/GDR2. Will try to find out more. I can't see why it can't be done though.
    Muessig likes this.
    05-29-2013 12:26 PM
  12. xandros9's Avatar
    knowing the coolness of the blinking gesture area on my Pre and the blinking center button on my treo.. this makes me a sad panda
    chezm likes this.
    05-29-2013 04:16 PM
  13. richard hernandez3's Avatar
    Home button blinking ....flashing... Is an indicator that lets you know that the battery level is beyond low.... But dead" completely
    08-04-2013 05:21 PM
  14. Pavel Gotze's Avatar
    Windows button flash is standard Nokia 925 functionality. This button flash occurs, when device battery is completely down. The if you put it on charger, you cannot switch device on for some time, untill battery charges little bit. For that time, Windows button starts flashing. This works on all Nokia 925. Just drain your battery completely and put on charger, you will see.
    08-05-2013 05:21 AM
  15. victor_solis's Avatar
    I noticed that my 1020 was doing the same thing after I plugged it in to charge. Did a quick Bing search and it brought me here. The phone started up after a few minutes of being plugged in.
    09-02-2013 02:13 PM
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