Desire LED colour

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by bugdc, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. bugdc

    bugdc Member
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    Is there a definitive answer as to why the Desire's notification LED won't change colour? I've tried Handcent and got a blue light for SMS delivery, so clearly it is possible, so why can't any other notification app make use of the other colours? (Is there one out there that I've overlooked?) It seems odd that this simple bit of functionality is disabled on a phone that can do so much!
     

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  2. Kev23

    Kev23 Well-Known Member
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    It's a hardware limitation..... the led is only capable of displaying yellow and blue.
     
  3. BarnumC

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    and a sort of pink, using handcent, and blue, green, amber, and light blue.
     
  4. bugdc

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    Surely not a hardware limitation then, if it's possible for some apps to display several different colours. My question really is why is Handcent the only app that is able to do this?

    (I read somewhere that the Desire has three LED colours: Green, Red, and Blue and from these three colours you can mix a few other colours.)
     
  5. BarnumC

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    RGB are your primary additive colours, from these three any colour can be made, including white, but not black..
    As to why no one else uses this.. what would you use them for..
     
  6. SUroot

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    Is use them for sms notifications etc. Stock app. On blackberry I had one for sms, email and Facebook
     
  7. Hippotech

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  8. kkh786

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    Cheers mate! Just tried this app. Its awesome. Will surely get better as its only in beta at the moment. :D
     
  9. Razgris

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    is there any way to change the led color when it is fully charged? i tried LED me know BETA but there is no such option, only for critcal battery level....
     
  10. kkh786

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    I have tried this app for a week and its a serious battery drain. I hope when the app comes out of beta phase the developer implements power optimisation. Until then uninstalled I am afraid.
     
  11. Dazza

    Dazza Well-Known Member
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    I've never seen yellow dispalyed on my LED and it goes green when fully charged.
     
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