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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Epicurean, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. Epicurean

    Epicurean Android Enthusiast
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  2. halon

    halon hakuna matata

    I might be one of the few the doesn't like notification lights.
     
  3. zipred

    zipred Android Expert

    I might be one of the few that can take it or leave it... :)
     
  4. halon

    halon hakuna matata

    From what I've read they are going only with Active Notification.
     
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  5. Biaviian

    Biaviian Android Enthusiast

    No notification light is a big hit for me. I rely on that sucker.
     
  6. Bren S.

    Bren S. Android Expert

  7. Orion

    Orion Android Expert

    So no light flow this time around? Oh well. Not a problem.
     
  8. Epicurean

    Epicurean Android Enthusiast
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  9. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique

    I definitely do too, but seeing how my wife's Moto X runs (likely similar with the N6), you might be pleasantly surprised how nice it is.
     
  10. jkc120

    jkc120 Android Expert

    We don't know yet if ambient display "breathes" like the Moto X's active display, do we? I read one comment from a guy on XDA claiming to have one that said it does not. If that's true, it's quite a disappointment since that's the only way to glance at your phone to see if there's a notification or not. Otherwise if you're not looking at it when the notification comes in, you'll never see it without periodically picking up the phone. :(
     
  11. Epicurean

    Epicurean Android Enthusiast
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    Yeah, this would be a deal-breaker for me.
     
  12. kinfolk248

    kinfolk248 Android Enthusiast

    Nexus 6 does NOT have notification light. It have active display.

    I kinda like the light because if the phone is just relaxing on your desk or whatever you dont have to stop what youre doing to pick it up...but idk, maybe active display has evolved...
     
  13. ODog2323

    ODog2323 Android Enthusiast

    Has anyone gone into detail about how this active/ambient display actually works?

    I'm also pretty bummed about the lack of a notification LED, but very curious about how this display works.
     
  14. kinfolk248

    kinfolk248 Android Enthusiast

    according to droidlife its always on with no option to turn off, but you can dim...
     
  15. Bren S.

    Bren S. Android Expert

    What is active display??? How does it compare to the led notification light?
     
  16. halon

    halon hakuna matata

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  17. Epicurean

    Epicurean Android Enthusiast
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    From that article it says, "To see notifications, all you have to do is tap on the symbol in the middle of the screen."

    So do we have to touch the phone to determine whether there are any notifications? Or can we see a flashing pixel or something, say in the middle of the night on the bedside table?
     
  18. halon

    halon hakuna matata

  19. jdduncan11

    jdduncan11 Android Enthusiast

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  20. zipred

    zipred Android Expert

    After reading all I could find, the ambient display sounds great. Already enthused, after reading more about the Nexus 6, I'm more eager than ever.
     
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  21. Epicurean

    Epicurean Android Enthusiast
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    Well that clears that up. I can't believe Google is charging $600 for a premium phone and in order for me to tell whether the phone is low on battery or I received a text or something, I have to physically interact with it somehow. I'm more of a passive user where it will sit at my desk all day while I work. I really don't want to have to get all touchy-feely with it all day. That's a non-starter for me. Thanks but no thanks, Google. I guess I'll be heading back over to the N4 forums.
     
  22. zipred

    zipred Android Expert

    I find it very believable. There is no such thing as the perfect model for everyone. They cannot possibly include every conceivable feature.

    Every single product of any kind is comprised of a series of compromises. The designers create what they think is the best combination based on lots of research, and build the phone.
     
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  23. Epicurean

    Epicurean Android Enthusiast
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    Hmmm... no replaceable battery, no sd card, no led light? It's not like there wasn't enough room on a 6" phone
     
  24. zipred

    zipred Android Expert

    There's at least five other top tier Androids I can think of that have what you're looking for.

    Why you're even wasting your time in a Nexus forum is odd.
     
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  25. vr4

    vr4 Well-Known Member

    After having my turbo for almost a week I'm not missing the led one bit. The active display is great. With the turbo if the phone is sitting face up all you need to do is wave your hand over the screen. Only need to touch to actually read the message if a text.
     
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