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Samsung confirms Epic 4G Notification Light!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by SnootchyBoochys, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. SnootchyBoochys

    SnootchyBoochys Active Member
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    Yesterday I sent a message to the Samsung Galaxy S Facebook page regarding the inclusion of a notification light for messages on the Epic 4G....Today they have responded back with "YES; it has a notification light for messages".....Though I have heard from a variety of sources that it indeed exists, it is even nicer to hear from Samsung themselves that it is included on the Epic 4G.....I have grown used to having it on the last few phones I have purchased.....But, now I'm hearing that the puzzle piece message screen may have been removed which is a real bummer....I've never rooted my android phone but this makes me want to do that when it becomes available....I can see why the carriers did the hardware differences but why would you mess with the software like that?

    Me: Can you tell us if the Epic 4G has an external notification light for messages?....I have heard that it does but I have gotten no confirmation from anyone on this....It is a must have feature that I'm hoping has not been left out....Thanks!
    Yesterday at 10:51am
     

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  2. neags23

    neags23 Active Member
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    Jeez, you really love your notification light..... :eek:
     
  3. mattism78

    mattism78 Well-Known Member
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    The only time I found the notification light handy is if I set my phone down somewhere and it was on vibrate. Otherwise I've always gotten the notification the first time.
     
  4. dietcoke

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    Good question to ask.

    I'm sure you thought of it since the Samsung TMobile Vibrant Galaxy S phone has no notification LED for missed calls, text messages, voicemails, emails. Very serious design blunder.
    It's a dealbreaker for me.
     
  5. The Tick077

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    Wow! So you mean to tell me that Samsung and Sprint were able to see that there was a feature lacking in thier other phones and fix the "design blunder" with the Epic? If only they would do that with other things too....:rolleyes:
     
  6. dietcoke

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    What are you talking about? Make a prediction. I dare you.
     
  7. MissJennell

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    I am for one very happy that there will be a notification light on this phone. I usually have my phone on silent and it sits on my desk. The light is how I know I have something.
     
  8. gabsandme

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    It's there but it *doesn't* work properly. Help?
     
  9. Kelmar

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    What is it doing or not doing? It only flashes notifications AFTER the screen turns off (if you wake it afterwards it assumes you've seen the notifications).
     
  10. mynewandroid

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    Here is how my LED is performing:

    Missed Calls

    Works great. Keeps blinking until I wake the phone.

    For Texts

    When the phone is on standby and I receive a text, the phone makes a sound and then the LED blinks EXACTLY 5 times and then stops. I have "power saving mode unchecked" as recommended.

    For Emails: (IMAP, check every 5 minutes)

    I get no notifications (Sound or LED) if the phone is in standby.
     
  11. rmingee

    rmingee Well-Known Member
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    I've switched to Handcent for messages, which has much more configurability for notifications (and everything else, for that matter).

    I do get a blinking LED when new mail arrives. Are you using the stock email app? I tried others, but have always gone back to stock. I do not have it ring or vibrate, in case that makes a difference, only put a notification in the top bar. The account settings don't have an option for the LED.

    -- robert
     
  12. mynewandroid

    mynewandroid Active Member
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    Edit: LED seems to be working now for texts too. I installed the media hub update over the weekend. Not sure if that or the required reboot fixed it.

    Email notifications are still spotty using the stock android email client.
     

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