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General I Read the Galaxy 2 Doesn't have a Notification Light

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  1. Unbreakable99

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    I read that the Galaxy 2 doesn't have a notification light. If so, why is this? That doesn't make sense. Why would a phone not have this feature? Wouldn't you want to know if you missed a call or text? Does anyone know if they will have add this feature or what the deal is?
     

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    I don't think the original SGS had an led light either, but the Epic did so it's the carrier's choice if they want one in or not
     
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    Also, I do keep hearing good things about that app called NoLed. It sounds like it is more useful that a single LED light anyway. I was going to use that app instead of the light anyway.
     
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    Thanks. How does that work? Is it just a blink like my current Evo 4g is?
     
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    I just read about it in the Favorite App So Far thread in the applications section on here. Check it out. I don't remember the specifics since I do have an LED notification light and kinda skimmed it..but I think it said it puts a floating/bouncing icon on your screen when you have a new notification and your screen is off.
     
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    Sprint could put a notification light on. Here's hoping!
     
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    This is another one of those things that bugs me. If it's a super premium phone, why wouldn't it have all the bells and whistles?? Example - Nexus S without FFC or dedicated camera button. Why not put them there and let us decide whether we want to use them or not??

    I can see making the call on the front facing cam. That's a lot of work/expense difference. But the LED option and the cam button option...come on! Really? Just put them on there!
     
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    Well, you know, making phones isn't really all that cheap. They try to put as much as they can into a phone, but also not too much so that they can actually make a profit off of the phones, and also so that it can be affordable to their loyal customers. Also keep in mind that the phones have to be nice and sexy, and one little thing could kill the beauty. :p :D
     
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    Based on the hands-on impressions it appears that the Epic Touch 4G is the only Galaxy S II phone that has a notification light.

    The Dark One
     
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    Delete. sorry.
     
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    You're right!
    Apparently, Sprint's version is the only one with the notification light.
     
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    The funny thing is with the Super AMOLED+ screen, they could have just used 5-10 pixels from the corner of the screen to give notifications.
     
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    I agree - but they could've also made the bottom 4 touch buttons light up in a nice "knight rider" light pattern back and forth which would've been cool as well :D
     
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    Hey Guys! I was right!! :D
     
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    Good thing. Not having a light is a deal breaker for me.

    I want to walk by my phone and see if I had a missed call or a text. Having to pick it up and slide the screen each time is ridiculous!
     
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    +1
     
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    Well, on the Galaxy S II you can see all that from the lock screen & you just slide that notification to go right to it. Same with the US versions. I see & know what you mean though. It's nice to know without waking the screen. I hope we have the choice to change colors according to notifications. I'm sure an app or hack from XDA would work.
     
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    Hmm. Will the Touch only have the Blue color? Or will it have more?
     
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    I hope it has more than just the red and blue the Epic has, that way I can have different colors for different notifications. I doubt that Samsung will do it though...
     
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    Hopefully they will.
    I'm also wondering if it will have the WiMax LED, like my Evo.
     
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    What is the wimax led? A notification light saying 4g is available?
     
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    I honestly don't know, but I did use it for a message notification.
     
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    Man it could be hot pink for all I care as long as it has one....LOL
     
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    The EVO 4G has two notification lights, so when you enabled the winmax led you could set the second notification light for text messages with a different notification color.
     
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    Like I said earlier, "there's an app for that." Since I'm going to AT&T, I guess I'm gonna have to find out just how well that app works. :)
     

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