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  1. rscurtis1's Avatar
    Purchase of Samsung ATIV SE, love this phone except no notification light for missed calls, email, text. This is important, seeing it across the room. Must wake up to lock screen to see anything. Becoming aware now that notification light is generally not available on Windows Phones, does not appear to be hardware issue, unless I am misinformed. Current Verizon options are Lumia 928, HTC One M8 or HTC 8x. May have to exchange for Android, unless suggestions?
    11-04-2014 02:27 AM
  2. gpobernardo's Avatar
    Purchase of Samsung ATIV SE, love this phone except no notification light for missed calls, email, text. This is important, seeing it across the room. Must wake up to lock screen to see anything. Becoming aware now that notification light is generally not available on Windows Phones, does not appear to be hardware issue, unless I am misinformed. Current Verizon options are Lumia 928, HTC One M8 or HTC 8x. May have to exchange for Android, unless suggestions?
    It IS a hardware-related function since if the phone does not have LED notification lights in the first place you wouldn't see such notification lights. For example, the Nokia (now Lumia) phones do not have LED notification lights, not even for charging, so we can't expect to see that function in those phones. But for the HTC One M8, you may have to check it out yourself since HTC phones, in general, have notification LED lights. I have seen an HTC One with notification lights, but that's for Android - not sure if these lights are still present in the Windows Phone version.
    11-04-2014 02:43 AM
  3. RichardBurt's Avatar
    Ah, don't you just love First World problems?
    JamesPTao likes this.
    11-04-2014 02:55 AM
  4. rscurtis1's Avatar
    Thanks. Contemplated possibility that charge LED could double as indicator. Phone manufacturers: Consider some owners do not have them sitting on quiet desk, mine is on the shear in a loud steel plant. Back to store for me.
    11-04-2014 03:44 AM
  5. alllies's Avatar
    I have read somewhere, I think it was an article where it mentioned MS have chosen not to support LED notification due to inconsistency.

    Notification LEDs Are A Dead Art | Pocketnow
    Last edited by alllies; 11-04-2014 at 04:09 AM. Reason: adding link
    11-04-2014 04:07 AM
  6. renjith p george's Avatar
    It would be nice in glance screen supported phones,when a notification comes, Cortana ring will be popped up rotating with an animation instead of one led light.
    11-04-2014 04:08 AM
  7. aikidaves's Avatar
    Support for notification lights is supposed to be added to Windows Phone 8.1 with Update 1 (GDR1). This is only accessible to OEMs, who must provide a firmware interface between their light and the OS. I think the HTC One M8 is the only current device running Windows Phone that has a light, and HTC hasn't yet provided firmware to support it.
    11-04-2014 08:41 AM

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