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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by KupKrazy, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. KupKrazy

    KupKrazy Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Am I right in assuming that the LED notification light on the Inspire is not multicolor like the Desire was? I think I've only seen Green and Amber so far, but I notice that Handcent (SMS app) on the Inspire doesn't give the option to change the color of the light whereas Handcent on the Desire does?

    I know it's kinda nitpicky but I liked that on my Desire. :) Otherwise, I'm extremely pleased with the phone!


  2. gtalum

    gtalum Well-Known Member

    I know I've seen green, amber, and red, and I think I've seen white too. It can probably make any color with the right software.
  3. Blanco720

    Blanco720 Android Enthusiast

    its an led so any color is theoretically possible. its getting a program to do that sounds to be the issue.
  4. KupKrazy

    KupKrazy Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the info - it's very strange though why the same app on two phones is showing me controls to change the color of the LED on one, and not on the other. I assumed it detected something. I just checked that it's the same version of the app as well. Interesting.
  5. kstruck

    kstruck Well-Known Member

    I have Touchdown installed for getting my Exchange email and it has options to change the color of the LED when I get a new email. I went and changed the color to RED, but it does not seem to work on the Inspire as it blinks GREEN wen I get the email.

    It would be great if we could change the color so if someone figures it out let that would be great.
  6. jacquespdx

    jacquespdx Lurker

    No, LEDs don't work that way.
  7. kb58

    kb58 Well-Known Member

    It could work only if the LED is an RGB unit (Red, Green, Blue.)
  8. Manny05

    Manny05 Newbie

    i thought i was the only one that had that problem.
    i wanted to change it to blue or red
  9. Blanco720

    Blanco720 Android Enthusiast

  10. ktoth04

    ktoth04 Lurker

    Most LEDs are single color only actually. Just because it is an LED doesn't mean its possible. Though it doesn't mean its impossible either.
  11. ktoth04

    ktoth04 Lurker

    Right, thats one specific LED, which is actually made up of 3 LEDs. The three LEDs on that 'tricolor' LED have light which mixes, like the 3 colors of ink in your printer, to produce light in 'any' color. The point was that it isn't one LED, its 3. So a normal LED really doesn't work like that.
  12. Blanco720

    Blanco720 Android Enthusiast

    LEDs come in two types: RGB (tri color) and RGY (iirc). As far as I know, it isn't three LEDs, its one that is capable of RGB value inputs. If this is the case, you can easily alter the values of RGB to produce, in theory, any color in the visible light spectrum. I couldn't find any information on the exact type of LED that is used in the Inspire.
  13. kb58

    kb58 Well-Known Member

    Geez guys, don't OCD on this. It's three LEDs that are so close together that it appears as a single component. Different colors are produced by quickly strobing the different LEDs to produce any color.
  14. aparis99

    aparis99 Newbie

    lol, ok, so have we established if this is a single wvaelength LED or a RGB LED?
  15. Blanco720

    Blanco720 Android Enthusiast

    Ok, this guy emailed HTC and asked if it was TRI colored LED. It is. Linky below.

    DHD LED - Tri-colour Confirmed - xda-developers

    Text is as follows:

    kstruck likes this.
  16. Gobbles

    Gobbles Newbie

    I had a thought the other day. Even if the color can't be changed it might be kind of neat if the LED could flash in a sequence. Say you get a text, then you could set it to do quick double flashes for every flash. Or if you get an e-mail, then you could set it to do 3 quick flashes during every flash. Then if you had a text and an email, it would rotate between a double flash and a triple flash. Not sure if I explained that very good or how well it would work, but it may work....somehow.:D
  17. Blanco720

    Blanco720 Android Enthusiast

    They have apps like that for blackerrys. Not sure why we cant with the Inspire. Maybe its just a matter of time.

  18. This is already available. For instance with chomp sms I can change the way the LED flashes.
  19. Gobbles

    Gobbles Newbie

    Hey that's pretty cool. Thanks for the heads up. I'm an android noob.

  20. No prob :)
  21. KupKrazy

    KupKrazy Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    LOL, it's confirmed? I read that thread and it looks like they're saying that it's just a green/orange led. (well, greed and red but mix it together to get orange or something like that - haha)
  22. LittleAnt

    LittleAnt Well-Known Member

    Yea, i don't think this is resolved at all. I just read the HTC Inspire manual, and it states that there are only two colors currently used for notifications: Green & Red. However, my phone only shows green and ORANGE. I've never even seen it go RED on my phone!
    Regardless, it seems that this all still can be done with a DUAL color LED (green & red).

    Is there any confirmation of Blue (or any non-red-green shade??), let alone the ability to change this?
  23. brounmoney

    brounmoney Android Enthusiast

    ok so I just downloaded "LED me know" app from the market and it does work on the inspire. You can change the notification light for different apps like sms, email, and missed calls. The only thing is it only lets you use amber and green. I know this is not much but it is much better than just having the green. You can also change how fast it blinks. I like it better than just the green.

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