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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Deleted User, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest
    Thread Starter

    Hello...trying to figure out if Android 4.4 has changed the data indicator arrows that appear under the 4G or within the wifi symbol that denote when data is being uploaded or downloaded. I've only had 4.4 on this phone and all previous versions of Android had these indicators. Is this normal or a problem with my phone?
    Thanks for any help.

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  2. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    It should be a change in 4.4

    The data indicator arrows will show up in the quick settings pane, but were removed from the status bar to conserve battery (apparently it used significant CPU cycles to maintain)

    If you're the rooting type there's likely Roms that have it enabled
  3. dmiller2007

    dmiller2007 Android Expert

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  4. doogald

    doogald Extreme Android User

    alostpacket had a great post on this subject here: http://androidforums.com/motorola-m...eleases-4-4-verizon-moto-x-2.html#post6280476

    Key quote:

    I rather agree. I find it useful to know that there is some activity going on at a glance. Even an iOS-ish spinning wheel in the status bar could alert you to network activity of some sort, even if it wasn't an arrow on each interface icon.
  5. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    That's why they got rid of the changing notification bar colors for displaying I'd you are connected to Google services, not the data indicators ;)
  6. doogald

    doogald Extreme Android User

  7. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    The status bar reason was confusion, not battery saving according to the article you linked (its the same one I had previously read that I was basing my comment on)

    " In KitKat, the status icons are white all the time. If you want to see your status, it's in the Quick Settings and orange is used to denote no connectivity. Google did this primarily because most users didn't know what the colors meant."
  8. doogald

    doogald Extreme Android User

    You're right. I get one demerit for reading comprehension...
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  9. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest
    Thread Starter

    Thanks everyone for the responses. I'm glad to know I can still see it in the quick pane at least. I think the arrows are a useful feature, especially if you're traveling out of a signal range, they kind of clue you in to losing a signal.
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