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What are the arrows beneath "3G" for?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Ni Dieu Ni Maitre, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. Ni Dieu Ni Maitre

    Ni Dieu Ni Maitre Well-Known Member
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    Usually they are grey-ed out, but sometimes one, the other, or even both will turn black.

    What do they mean?
     

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  2. binary visions

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    The one pointing down indicates downloading, the one pointing up indicates uploading.

    When one or the other is black, it means that activity is being performed (either downloading or uploading).
     
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  3. Ni Dieu Ni Maitre

    Ni Dieu Ni Maitre Well-Known Member
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    Oh, awesome. Thanks. Will the "3G" change to something else if I'm someplace where I don't have service?
     
  4. mezdup

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    changes to "1X" when "3G" can't be accessed. "1X" is extremely slow in comparison.
     
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  5. binary visions

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    Yep. And if you have no data service, you won't have 3G or 1X up there - it'll just have the signal bars. You can see that when you make a phone call - as soon as the call starts ringing, the 3G/1X symbol disappears, because the phone can no longer use cell data.
     
  6. fuzio1963

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    Ohh!1 That is good to know.....i thought that up arrow shows when one has to jump up, and down arrow, when one has to do sit ups. :eek:
     

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