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Old April 23rd, 2010, 12:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default .: HTC Incredible :. Known Issues / Bug Reports / Hardware Issues

As I am considering switching to the Incredible from the Moto DROID (just as I'm sure many others are considering switching from currently capable phones), I thought this would be a great thread to have for those of us taking the wait-and-see approach. I am interested to see what - if any - major issues might crop up on this phone before I take the leap.

I also thought it would be a great resource for new Incredible owners to have a place to look and see if there are known issues with the phone and possible remedies to them. I will check the thread as often as I can and update the OP so the information will be readily at hand.

HARDWARE

- Poor Reception? It has been reported by some users and reviewers that reception is questionable, including fluctuating 3G coverage, but there are other users which dispute this. It is not likely that there will be a definitive answer on this until after the release date when a much larger number of users in more markets are able to test their reception.

- AMOLED screen is difficult to view in direct sunlight. Known issue with all AMOLED screens and seems to be improved from the N1

- Back of phone / battery door is described as feeling somewhat "flimsy" compared to phones with more solid construction. NOTE: This is somewhat up for debate. Users are reporting that this is not the case, but there are reviewers and some users who still stand by their assessment.

- Vibration is reported to be weak, a known issue with the HTC Droid Eris.

- Some users are reporting significant noise in photos taken with the 8MP camera.

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- Apps are currently unable to use the built-in 8GB of storage. There is speculation this will be remedied, but no answer yet.

- When headphones are connected to the audio jack and speaker output is selected, if you terminate fm radio with headphones plugged in and screen off by removing the headphones...the program terminates but radio doesn't shut off and sound still comes from the speaker. Have to restart phone to have it shutoff...doesn't show up in advanced task killer. Not yet confirmed by other users.

APPLICATIONS

- Android Market is currently not displaying certain apps because Google has not yet updated it to support the Incredible's ROM; this should be remedied soon.

- Flash Lite has been reported by one user to stop the data connection with some videos, requiring a battery pull to remedy the situation. No confirmation on this yet.

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There is no real information about this yet because the phone hasn't been officially launched.

The only real complaint is that the AMOLED screen is drowned out by direct sunlight.
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The only real complaint is that the AMOLED screen is drowned out by direct sunlight.
Yeah that seems to be the only known issue right now, but that's definitely a well known case from previous AMOLED screens. Can't wait until the standard becomes Super AMOLED so that problem can be extinguished. From all the reviews that I've read, there is an issue with the video audio quality and camera performance from time to time.
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There is no real information about this yet because the phone hasn't been officially launched.

The only real complaint is that the AMOLED screen is drowned out by direct sunlight.
According to people who have received theirs it's actually not too bad.

I haven't seen anyone who's gotten one have any problems so far. I don't think there will be any problems like the N1 had.
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My gf wants a new phone NOW but I have convinced her to wait and look at the Incredible. I'd sure like to know if people are having trouble with the Incredible before she puts down her money.

To those who got their phones early... How's it going??
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There is one bug already identified by reviewers a few days ago:

Third party apps can not read the internal 6.6gb of flash memory. This makes the space unusable unless by the OS or some pre-installed apps.
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There is one bug already identified by reviewers a few days ago:

Third party apps can not read the internal 6.6gb of flash memory. This makes the space unusable unless by the OS or some pre-installed apps.
Right, I guess there sort of is one. Though I wouldn't really call it a "bug". I don't think any other android phones came with this separate internal memory so programs just weren't written to use it. I'm sure most will be updated to use the Incredible's memory, shouldn't be a hard thing.
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Right, I guess there sort of is one. Though I wouldn't really call it a "bug". I don't think any other android phones came with this separate internal memory so programs just weren't written to use it. I'm sure most will be updated to use the Incredible's memory, shouldn't be a hard thing.
The concern is the memory was mapped so third party apps could not map to it if they wanted. Almost like unallocated flash-rom space for the framework. Not long to find out, since devs will be wanting their apps to work on Dinc's internal memory- it was a marketing point for the device

Logical expectation would be that it will work. Most will probably think- what was the point then? This will probably be the number one CS call, since most will expect it to work with their apps- as it should.
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I've had mine for 3 days, upgraded from the Droid and just love it. The difference in speed is very obvious and the screen resolution seems much better when viewing images, videos and browsing. The browsing is much faster.

The only problem I am having is with the market. Apparently Google has not updated the market database for this ROM and many apps are not available.

Final opinion, I feel the Droid is a much better built piece of hardware but the technology is the Incredible is far advanced. Would I swap the Droid for the Incredible again, absolutely.
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I think I read somewhere that there is no way to purchase music like we could with the Droid via Amazon--is this true?
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I think I read somewhere that there is no way to purchase music like we could with the Droid via Amazon--is this true?
There is an app on the Droid named MP3 Store which takes you to Amazon mp3 sales. That program is missing on the Incredible and not found in a market search.
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I don't think the market issue is a Incredible problem. Most apps are written to be compatible with certain size screens. Similar issues have been found in several device such as the tattoo which has a 240 x 320 qvga screen. Once developers add the screen size support for the incredible apps should be visible. I'm sure the same apps viewable for the N1 are viewable for the incredible. The market is also location and carrier dependent. Apps that show up for the t-mobile N1 will not show up for Verizon's Incredible and so forth. Apps that show up in the U.S don't show up in the U.K, etc.
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I don't think the market issue is a Incredible problem. Most apps are written to be compatible with certain size screens. Similar issues have been found in several device such as the tattoo which has a 240 x 320 qvga screen. Once developers add the screen size support for the incredible apps should be visible. I'm sure the same apps viewable for the N1 are viewable for the incredible. The market is also location and carrier dependent. Apps that show up for the t-mobile N1 will not show up for Verizon's Incredible and so forth. Apps that show up in the U.S don't show up in the U.K, etc.
It is an Incredible issue only to the extent that we have limitations in market apps available to other android devices on the same network and in the same geographic footprint. Example, PayPal was released to the US market only. Available on the Droid but not the Incredible.

The problem is a Google issue and hopefully they will get it corrected soon, if not, they are going to have allot of complaints from those migrating form another android device.
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From reading the reviews and everything on this phone I am thinking that there will be two main issues. First, as already mentioned, will be that the screen is hard to see in direct sunlight. People are already aware of this issue but will purchase the phone anyways, myself included. I'm fine with this. Second is going to be the battery life. While it has been described as being okay, no one is raving about battery life on this phone. With all of the high powered tech and the slightly larger screen, it will use a lot of battery power I imagine. Again, people are aware of this and will purchase the phone anyways. Easy solutions are buy a vehicle charger or, like me, work in an office.
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The back cover to me is a non issue do to the fact most people will get a cover for there phone any way. Witch in turn should make it sit flat unless you have belt chip on your cover.
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Playing flash videos causes browser/data connection to stop. Have to manually kill the browser. Opening a new window browser still stays frozen.

/edit not a force close...just data connection stops and cant navigate to new page.
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THe battery door didn't feel flimsy at all to me. I held 2 of these beautiful phones in my hands today, and they seem to be well built.
I agree. Better build quality than my Droid. Phone is setting the standard for android phones of the future.
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I've had mine for 3 days, upgraded from the Droid and just love it. The difference in speed is very obvious and the screen resolution seems much better when viewing images, videos and browsing. The browsing is much faster.

The only problem I am having is with the market. Apparently Google has not updated the market database for this ROM and many apps are not available.
Perhaps they will update the market when the phone launches. If some of you bums hadn't gotten yours early by accident, maybe this wouldn't be a problem.
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Perhaps they will update the market when the phone launches. If some of you bums hadn't gotten yours early by accident, maybe this wouldn't be a problem.

AGREED!!!!

Although, I admit I would like to have their problem :P
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I don't think the AMOLED screen (in direct sunlight) is a problem at all. The problem is not the phone but the position/angle it's being held. Otherwise, this problem would apply to all phones.
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So what apps do we think we cannot see on the Incredible? Played with one at work today for a while and everything I use worked on there. What can I look at for you guys?

And I'm sure the apps will be updated to look for internal storage when the phone is officially released.
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So what apps do we think we cannot see on the Incredible? Played with one at work today for a while and everything I use worked on there. What can I look at for you guys?

And I'm sure the apps will be updated to look for internal storage when the phone is officially released.
Try Store Finder, Paypal, My Point Of Interest Paid, "the free version will appear", Earth to name the ones I cannot access.
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I don't think the market issue is a Incredible problem. Most apps are written to be compatible with certain size screens. Similar issues have been found in several device such as the tattoo which has a 240 x 320 qvga screen. Once developers add the screen size support for the incredible apps should be visible. I'm sure the same apps viewable for the N1 are viewable for the incredible. The market is also location and carrier dependent. Apps that show up for the t-mobile N1 will not show up for Verizon's Incredible and so forth. Apps that show up in the U.S don't show up in the U.K, etc.
I agree. If they show for Droid, they should show for Dinc. Both higher res displays. I think if things are missing, it counts as a bug.
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Playing flash videos causes browser/data connection to stop. Have to manually kill the browser. Opening a new window browser still stays frozen.

/edit not a force close...just data connection stops and cant navigate to new page.
Yep, the wonders of Flash I have never had a video lock my device up on my N900 and have tried many- and some I wish I never tried....

Games are what lock my N900 up, but has only happened two times out of hundreds of game tests. N900 uses full Flash 9.4, so could be a Flash 10 issue?
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Dose the usb charging port have a cover on it?
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From everything I've seen, no it does not.

EDIT: Just checked several different reviews, none show a cover at all.
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Yep, the wonders of Flash I have never had a video lock my device up on my N900 and have tried many- and some I wish I never tried....

Games are what lock my N900 up, but has only happened two times out of hundreds of game tests. N900 uses full Flash 9.4, so could be a Flash 10 issue?

flash lite issue, flash 10.x wont be out for android for a while lol
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From everything I've seen, no it does not.

EDIT: Just checked several different reviews, none show a cover at all.
correct, it doesnt have a cover.
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I agree. If they show for Droid, they should show for Dinc. Both higher res displays. I think if things are missing, it counts as a bug.
It still isn't out yet though. Plus, the droid has a different resolution and aspect ratio so you don't want something to look stretched and blurry. Anything for the N1 and other 800x480 screens should be for the Inc though.
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Playing flash videos causes browser/data connection to stop. Have to manually kill the browser. Opening a new window browser still stays frozen.

/edit not a force close...just data connection stops and cant navigate to new page.
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Having headphones plugged in and having speaker output selected. If you terminate fm radio with headphones plugged in and screen off by removing the headphones...the program terminates but radio doesnt shut off and sound still comes from speaker. Have to restart phone to have it shutoff...doesnt show up in advanced task killer...i will test to see if shows as a running process that can be killed when i get home later.
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flash lite issue, flash 10.x wont be out for android for a while lol

Flash Lite 4 is Flash 10.1, but the low app running, non GPU supported, mobile version. If you go to Flash.com, you will see the Flash version shows up as 10.1

Still, videos should NOT lock the phone up- at least it has not for me on my N900 (Full Flash 9) or Archos 5 (Flash Lite 3.1). My Archos 5 has a 3430 in it (like N900 and Droid) and plays video pretty darn good- even embedded video.

Flash Lite 4 should perform really well on Snap, so must be a bug to lock stuff up.

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Nope, probably a resource issue due to no GPU support. Your device did not LOCK up, as I poorly read. Just app failure. Seems like Android may have a hard time with Flash Lite 4 and there may be a conflict for resources. Just guessing, since not an issue for me using Flash Lite with Archos 5 for almost 18 months. Opera browser is what Archos uses (pre Android).
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It still isn't out yet though. Plus, the droid has a different resolution and aspect ratio so you don't want something to look stretched and blurry. Anything for the N1 and other 800x480 screens should be for the Inc though.

Droid has a slightly higher res screen than Inc. You may be referring to Eris, but my point is if shows up for Moto Droid, should for Inc as well
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I've read on a number of reviews that there's a problem with the phones reception,some reporting it 2 bars lower than the droid and other verizon phones from the same spot. Anyone in a marginal area of coverage have a report?? I so want this phone,but I need good reception before I'll commit to it.my LG dare works fine here.
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I've read on a number of reviews that there's a problem with the phones reception,some reporting it 2 bars lower than the droid and other verizon phones from the same spot. Anyone in a marginal area of coverage have a report?? I so want this phone,but I need good reception before I'll commit to it.my LG dare works fine here.
Ignore the bars - they are mostly meaningless. Focus on actual reception versus another phone. At minimum, ancedotal reports on performance in known difficult areas in comparison with other "known" phones will be helpful to those who are specifically interested in radio performance.

I can go into a "field test" mode on my Motorola phones, and pull up a debug screen on my WM phones. Both let me see the actual received signal strength (RSSI) along with the SID, radio band, and channel among other things. I Googled and found system calls for seeing the RSSI, but I didn't see any apps. Is there a built-in function to see this information on Android or the stock phone app?
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I've read on a number of reviews that there's a problem with the phones reception,some reporting it 2 bars lower than the droid and other verizon phones from the same spot. Anyone in a marginal area of coverage have a report?? I so want this phone,but I need good reception before I'll commit to it.my LG dare works fine here.
This appears to be the main issue to confirm. I will test Moto Droid and Inc and see which is best. Need to test in weaker areas to get true result.
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No Mo' Nexus One 3G Fixes from Google Says Nexus One Forum - WIRELESS AND MOBILE NEWS

This article explains that there may be some issue with the 3G radio of the Nexus One, but also suggests the same 3G issue may be present on the Incredible, as well.

I've got the same opinion as gajenn108, if I'm going to have reception issues with the specific Verizon phone, I might as well stick with overall reception issues on AT&T until a newer device comes out.



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No Mo' Nexus One 3G Fixes from Google Says Nexus One Forum - WIRELESS AND MOBILE NEWS

This article explains that there may be some issue with the 3G radio of the Nexus One, but also suggests the same 3G issue may be present on the Incredible, as well.

I've got the same opinion as gajenn108, if I'm going to have reception issues with the specific Verizon phone, I might as well stick with overall reception issues on AT&T until a newer device comes out.



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That website isn't credible to me..simple layout and blatant typos in the article??

Some bloggers suggest that the problem is with the HTC, because the HTC Droid Incredibleth3 Nexus One is able to get 3G coverage while the other spouse can't get reception with a Nexus One.
The Nexus One has veen profitable for Google.The Nexus One received a high-powered update with new features
has similar uses with 3G. Forum members claim to see a drop in reception when they hold their hand over the trackball. In places where couples have two T-Mobile phones, the one without

Also..none of the reviews have mentioned 3G signal/problems..not Engadget, Slashgear, Boygenius, etc...

And since the phone isn't out yet....who are these bloggers??? Similar issues? The phone isn't even out yet...fail/10 for me
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figgy- verizon or htc sent out a bunch of phones to magazine and web blog people so they could begin writing reviews..any new release of pretty much any product is handled this way..so the reviews from most are on what they have experianced in the few days they've had the actual phones,prerelease..
and some have mentioned a reception problem,which really sux considering how high tech everything else is on the phone..a great internal antenna couldn't cost more than a few cents...
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Droid has a slightly higher res screen than Inc. You may be referring to Eris, but my point is if shows up for Moto Droid, should for Inc as well
No i meant the droid has a different aspect ratio so it's best if graphics are drawn to the incredible aspect or it ill look a little blurry.
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That website isn't credible to me..simple layout and blatant typos in the article??

Some bloggers suggest that the problem is with the HTC, because the HTC Droid Incredibleth3 Nexus One is able to get 3G coverage while the other spouse can't get reception with a Nexus One.
The Nexus One has veen profitable for Google.The Nexus One received a high-powered update with new features
has similar uses with 3G. Forum members claim to see a drop in reception when they hold their hand over the trackball. In places where couples have two T-Mobile phones, the one without

Also..none of the reviews have mentioned 3G signal/problems..not Engadget, Slashgear, Boygenius, etc...

And since the phone isn't out yet....who are these bloggers??? Similar issues? The phone isn't even out yet...fail/10 for me
Erm, also, it's a completely different radio chip on the Incredible which uses Verizon's CDMA 1xRTT and EVDO bands, as opposed to the Nexus One's GSM/HSPA on T-Mobile and AT&T. The CDMA Nexus One has yet to even be seen. Also, I have seen it mentioned that the internal layout of the Incredible is different as its not top heavy like the N1 has been said to be. I have no idea if the radio is in a different position but it wouldn't surprise me. I did, however, read a review where they said the Inc had a poor signal, likely due to not programming the phone. Another review said it had great coverage, even 3G in the subway(metro). I'm sure a very small fraction of a percentage of phones will end up with a bad radio, but I'm sure this is really a non-issue.
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The EVO 4G android phone will ship with Adobe Flash 10.1 installed and is releasing this summer, I saw the CEO of Sprint Dan Hesse on a video using an EVO 4G w flash. So safe to say Flash 10.1 is already developed for use on android.
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That website isn't credible to me..simple layout and blatant typos in the article??

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Also..none of the reviews have mentioned 3G signal/problems..not Engadget, Slashgear, Boygenius, etc...

And since the phone isn't out yet....who are these bloggers??? Similar issues? The phone isn't even out yet...fail/10 for me
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actually engadget did mention a fluctuating 3G / edge signal on the Incredible when they were discussing the nexus one's issues and how google just announced they were not devoting anymore engineering resources to the fluctuating 3G issue - there's a 71 page thread on the 3G issue on google support forums, and somewhere before the announcement (p 68) google indicated it was a radio and / or antenna issue - iirc, engadget actually wondered if the issue was going to be a common problem across all four models ie; the HTC Incredible, Desire and the Evo 4 as they're all the same basic platform as the nexus one, with obvious memory & camera differences
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Updated.

I am really concerned about the possible fluctuating 3G coverage and the battery life right now. I don't really want to list the battery as being a hardware issue as it hasn't been reported to be as terrible as say the Treo 800w (less than 8hr even with light use), but it isn't reported to be great either.

If the battery life is significantly worse than a rooted Motorola DROID, that could be a deal breaker for me...
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It seems to me that "known issues, bug reports, and hardware issues" are all used pretty loosely here.
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It seems to me that "known issues, bug reports, and hardware issues" are all used pretty loosely here.
You have to keep in mind that the phone hasn't even been officially released yet, so there is a fairly small group of people who have the phone with limited ability to test and confirm/debunk reported issues.

I don't see the harm in having a place for people who got the phone early to have a central place to look for reported issues/bugs/etc and possibly find fixes for them. I find it especially useful as someone considering picking up an Incredible on the 29th. Some of the information here has prompted me to consider waiting another week or two after release to see exactly what issues turn out to be real and which ones are just flukes.

But I do see the possible concern with syntax, so I requested the thread title be changed to "[...] Reported Issues [...]"
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there seems to be a issue with the LED notification, can anyone confirm this?

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Ok, I think I got this mail LED figured out, but anyone else with an Incredible and double check on theirs.

When the phones checks for new email and downloads it, the LED light will flash for 5 minutes and then turn off. Then at the next interval when the phone checks again (5min, 10min, 15min etc) it will blink the LED again for 5 minutes.

So for example....
Say you have the phone set to check your email every 30 minutes.
At 8:00am it checks the email and downloads a message.
The LED will flash for 5 minutes from 8:00-8:05am and then turn off.
At 8:30am it will check again for email.
The LED will flash again for 5 minutes from 8:30-8:35am because you still have unread mail.
This LED cycle will continue until you go into the mail program and read the message.

This also would apply to any amount of time you have it set to check.
I've had mine set to check for email every hour. That is why I would never see the LED flash, because it would only turn on for 5 minutes every hour to notify there is unread email.

I'm not sure why they have it setup this way.
I would prefer the LED to flash non-stop until I go into the program and read the email. Not just for 5 minutes.

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For my work IMAP (push) email, the LED does the same thing as with POP, but it appears the push is not working, and it will only poll the account.

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For GMail the push does seem to work OK as emails show up right away. The LED will flash for 5 minutes and turn off.

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For incoming SMS/MMS messages, the LED will only flash for 5 minutes and turn off.

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I can confirm that at least with Gmail the 5 minutes led flash is correct. There is however a notification in the status bar that remains until the message is cleared.
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