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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by DroidBabe, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. DroidBabe

    DroidBabe Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Does anyone know? It looks like it does but I'm not sure.

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  2. drexappeal

    drexappeal Extreme Android User

    Wow, that's something that I never considered. The LED notification light is something that comes in very handy on my EVO, especially when I'm in meetings and don't look at my phone until later. It's not really a "crucial" element for me because it's just as easy to turn the phone on and look at the notification bar, but just a convenient thing that would be nice if the phone has it.

    Motorola Mobility, Inc. - Media Center - Fact Sheets - Motorola PHOTON? 4G Fact Sheet

    From the Motorola spec sheet, I don't see any mention of LED w/ exception to the dual-LED flash for the camera.

    I'm not too familiar with all the other Motorola phones, but do any of the others have it (e.g. Atrix, Droid X2)?
  3. jroc

    jroc Android Expert

    I think all recent Motorola phones have it. My Droid 1 and Droid X1 has it.
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  4. drewsg

    drewsg Member

    Supposed to be a carry over from the Atrix, which has a tri color LED light
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  5. skep

    skep Well-Known Member

    id like to think its safe to assume that yes, it will be included. as mentioned, all recent motorolas have had them. i owned the droid 1, droid 2 and droid x, all in which had the notification LED
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  6. drexappeal

    drexappeal Extreme Android User

    Although it wouldn't have been a deal breaker for me, it's good to know other folks that have had the other Motorola phones can confirm they had LED notifications.
  7. astrobill

    astrobill Well-Known Member

    The lack of an indicator LED is one reason I didn't upgrade to the Nexus S (the lack of integration with Sprint Visual Voicemail being the other). Ended up with an Evo Shift for now.
  8. drexappeal

    drexappeal Extreme Android User

    I guess it hasn't been a big issue for me, just because I'm always checking my phone for any messages, especially when I step away from it for a period of time.

    Nontheless, the Photon will have it, which is definitely better than not having it.
  9. twospirits

    twospirits AF's janitor
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    Its funny, with the EVO, I never used the notification led hack. But its nice to know the Photon has it.

  10. busted bones

    busted bones Android Enthusiast

    One thing I loved about my gfs droid was the multicolor led notification light that allowed her to set up specific led lights for text messages from different people. I forget the total number of colors it had but it was quite a few.
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  11. skep

    skep Well-Known Member

    i believe its about 8 different colors. on handcent i think u can make a "custom" color with the full color spectrum, but if it isnt something that the phone recognizes, it wont illuminate at all.
  12. drexappeal

    drexappeal Extreme Android User

  13. KnowProblem

    KnowProblem Member

    The only thing which concerns me is the fact that I do not recall seeing an LED light show up in any of the videos taken at the launch event. Maybe it was an early firmware that didn't enable the light. I'd be very surprised if moto doesn't put a light on this device.
  14. twospirits

    twospirits AF's janitor
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    I would think it has it as well, if not by default, I am sure there will be a hack of some sort. Providing they get by this bootloader issue.

  15. shawheim_a

    shawheim_a Android Enthusiast

    i can confirm since i own one and its activated that there is a notification light. its right beside the FFC :)
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  16. jroc

    jroc Android Expert

    I see your phone arrived...lol I was lurking in the classified section.
  17. JSchu22

    JSchu22 Android Enthusiast

    The title says it all. Missed this about the (HTC device name here).
  18. SSmokybear

    SSmokybear Member

    I'm thinking this is going to be a Handcent issue they will have to resolve. But just in case its my phone. Does anyone else using Handcent have this issue? No LED notification on received text or while testing in any color.
  19. z_dawg

    z_dawg Lurker

    When I get a text (pop up) and the screen turns off before I dismiss it, the led just to the right of the lens of the front camera illuminates with the specified color at the specified frequency (default keeps the led on). I get nothing when the screen is on.
  20. JSchu22

    JSchu22 Android Enthusiast

    This is a possibility, or maybe some other app is interfering with your notifications? Have you turned off notifications in the stock app?
  21. SSmokybear

    SSmokybear Member

    Yes factory text messaging notifications are disabled.
  22. Godfather13

    Godfather13 Android Enthusiast

    For some reason my notification light doesnt turn on when I plug my phone in to charge anymore. This happening with anyone else? First day I got the phone I plugged it in and it lit a yellow/orange color until it turned green when fully charged. Ever since then it doesnt light up at all.

    I still get notification lights for missed calls, etc, just not when plugged in. Any ideas?
  23. JSchu22

    JSchu22 Android Enthusiast

    Ive never seen it light up during charging, was the phone originally turned off when you noticed this?

    Ive grown to like this feature as it allows the notification light to work as it otherwise would, for texts and emails, etc.
  24. Godfather13

    Godfather13 Android Enthusiast

    Hmm. You make a good point, maybe the phone was off when I initially charged it. Ill turn it off just to test, but I think you're right.
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  25. drexappeal

    drexappeal Extreme Android User

    Were you able to confirm if that was the case? I actually noticed this tonight and was hoping there was a way to change the settings so that the LED would activate whenever the phone was plugged in and charging.

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The Motorola Photon 4G release date was August 2011. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, Nvidia Tegra 2 AP20H processor, and 1700mAh battery.

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