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No LED Indicators AT ALL

Do you miss the LED indicator?

  1. Yes

  2. No

  3. I dont care about it


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  1. Slick84

    Slick84 Member

    Wow, I just picked up my brand spanking new Nexus S and it seems I'm heavily dependent on the voice alerts to be alerted about anything.

    It has no whatsoever LED indicators for charging, notifications or anything else.

    Basically if I put my phone on silent and turn Vibrate off, there is no way in knowing I have something waiting on my phone until & unless I check it. Basically the push notifications become useless.

    I am just amazed of how Google & Samsung could miss such a huge feature. Okay I understand the trackball was useless and not needed (even though now I'm noticing how helpful it was in editing text) but c'mon they could have included a SMALL LED just to let know if the phone was on charge or made that same LED for multiple purposes so it would blink if I had any notification on my phone.

    I'm on a 30 day period right now and I might be returning this. I am still giving it time so maybe I get used to it because Im sure all the Google Executives using this phone need PUSH notification too and if they hadnt noticed it, maybe ill stop noticing it too now.

    Not sure, but it wouldnt have hurt having this feature. Such a small feature which is even included in dumbphones. Just bummed out a little.

    3G seems to work very fast though, not sure how. It zooms compared to the Nexus One.

  2. giomasterg

    giomasterg Well-Known Member

    I agree the lack of led is a really big issue
  3. raqball

    raqball Well-Known Member

    Have you tried NoLed in the market????
  4. frenzy757

    frenzy757 Well-Known Member

    I thnk noLED is actually cooler...
  5. Jason Pedersen

    Jason Pedersen Well-Known Member

    This is something that is pretty prevalent in the "S" line, Vibrants don't have one either. In fact, if I'm not mistaken no "S" does except the Fascinate. One poster over on the Vibrant forums speculates it is the carriers doing more than Samsung's. You kind of get used to it, and if I really need to, I just turn down the ringer volume but keep notification volume up (get Quick Settings to easily modify this setting).
  6. frenzy757

    frenzy757 Well-Known Member

    fascinate doesn't either...I think the Epic does.
  7. Jason Pedersen

    Jason Pedersen Well-Known Member

    maybe that's the one, I thought at least one "S" had it.
  8. ikon

    ikon Well-Known Member

  9. BiGMERF

    BiGMERF Well-Known Member

    Im not going to deny it.. I do miss it, but the noled app helps a lil bit
  10. Dr000iid

    Dr000iid Member

    How do you know when the phone is done charging if there is no LED indicator?
  11. falconeight

    falconeight Well-Known Member

    The N1 didn't have a led indicator it had a strobe light. I will miss it, but its a small issue.
  12. Slick84

    Slick84 Member

    Exactly. You can't lol. That's what's been bugging me.
  13. quantumrand

    quantumrand Well-Known Member

    When I get mine, I'm going to work on an app to flash the capacitive buttons as a notification light.
  14. sookster54

    sookster54 Well-Known Member

    Since the Nexus was meant for developers to develop apps for Android, it's not going to be easy to develop a notification app without one isn't it?
  15. kcs7272

    kcs7272 Well-Known Member

    If the phone is powered down just touch the volume button, if it is on just look at the meter LOl. :)
  16. kcs7272

    kcs7272 Well-Known Member

    The no LED complaint to me, IN MY OPINION is a bit silly. Your Nexus S will vibrate and have a notification sound as well as these 2 things happening for reminders. As one poster mentioned there are even apps on the market to remedy this.

    With Handscent (Which I use on all of my Android phones) You can set the screen to turn on with an incoming message or reminder.
    Seriously I do not miss the LED at all, it is nice to have but not a necessity. Besides now there is one less thing to malfunction.
    2FR35H likes this.
  17. quantumrand

    quantumrand Well-Known Member

    My Girlfriend's Vibrant makes an annoying beep and the screen lights up. It's a nice touch, considering most people charge their phones at night while sleeping. I'm not sure what I'd do if my phone didn't rudely wake me up to let me know it was done charging...

    Oh, and if you use it at all while it's plugged in after it has charged completely, it thinks the battery has drained slightly and charges it back up, causing the annoying notification to sound.
  18. MKeditor

    MKeditor Well-Known Member

    Thanks. Although it is not as cool as my LED was on my N1 it has has been a big help.
  19. Dr000iid

    Dr000iid Member

    I see, I'll have to pay attention, I think I was sleeping when that happened and didn't hear it. The trackball notification was nice but not necessary as I've noticed the sound notifications are more than adequate. I think when you have the phone plugged in and you push the power button, it shows you the % it is charged.
  20. 2FR35H

    2FR35H Well-Known Member

    You check to see if your phone displays 100%.
  21. Duffin

    Duffin Well-Known Member

    Um...I just tried out NoLED. Does anyone else have the issue of the screen turning off a second after NoLED shows the notification? I've gone through the settings and don't see a way to prolong this. The Timeout is already set to never in the app, so I'm assuming this is an Android OS issue.

    EDIT: Okay, oddly if I turned the Blink function off, it doesn't turn the screen off after a second.
  22. sookster54

    sookster54 Well-Known Member

    I rely on LED, when you're in a noisy area and can't hear the chime and don't always feel the vibration then you could just look at the device to see if the light is flashing or such, that's what I do without having to turn the display on I can tell if I have a message waiting.
  23. MartinS

    MartinS Well-Known Member

    I actually generally hit the power button to turn the screen on with my N1 anyway regardless of what the trackball does.

    I don't think this will be an issue for me when the NS arrives.
  24. BiGMERF

    BiGMERF Well-Known Member

    what i really miss is using the led button for the camera!
  25. Slick84

    Slick84 Member

    Yeah no dedicated camera button is an annoyance but a minor one specially when taking self portraits.

    I typically just press the virtual button and turn the phone around and let it go once I'm ready for the shot.

    Didnt even know I could have used the trackball on my N1 as a camera key. Oh well...

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