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What is everyone using for notification, since Vibrant doesn't have LED

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by 1MoreMinute, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. 1MoreMinute

    1MoreMinute Newbie
    Thread Starter

    As the title states, somewheres on here there was a post where it said someone made a app for this.

    But Id like to know what people are using and if its working good, the one thing I don't like about this phone is that, I know I can just use the side button to light it up to see, but I miss by led light off the Cliq.


  2. psz

    psz Android Enthusiast

    Can't help, as my last three phones have (intentionally) not had LED indicators.

    However, AndroidSpin seems to like the NoLED app.
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  3. VegasTouch

    VegasTouch Android Enthusiast

    I use the sound notifications. I have a different sound for email, SMS and tweets. And if i happen to miss the sound, i just look. It isnt that much effort to push the side button to look. I mean really.....is it that hard to do? I just did it and it showed i have 15 tweets, 1 facebook and email. Took a whole 2 seconds.

    I tried that LED thing and i didnt like it. Wouldnt let me open my lockscreen and i had a hard time shutting it off to reboot to get it out of that funk.

    You have to push a button to see what your notification is anyways if you had a LED light so this is no different.
  4. mavictb

    mavictb Well-Known Member

    I really dont understand the need for an led notifier.... I mean if I wanted one of those I would have got a blackberry... the sounds plus vibrate are good enough for me.... and I check every once in a while to see if I missed one. Like said it takes only one button click to see if you had missed something.
  5. yummytyson

    yummytyson Newbie

    speaks the truth
  6. 1MoreMinute

    1MoreMinute Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Maybe because I am in construction (owner of a co.) and alot of times I have something on my hands that I don't want on my phones, so I would leave it somewheres screen up so I could see the led blink (on my old Cliq), than if it was blinking Id get a rag clean up alil and check to see if it was a customer (some customers, tradesman don't like to wait, so I like to call them back ASAP) of mine that called/ texts etc. I don't feel like waisting time cleaning up and checking for no reason. Time is MONEY in the line of work I do, so to me thats important.

    Geez, didn't think I needed to plea my case on this. You guys know that some people have different lifestyles that might make the led more important than others right? :rolleyes:
  7. rfdesq

    rfdesq Member

    I too am in construction. I appreciate having a multi colored LED on my G1. I can lay the phone down and tell from a distance what type of notification I have missed. Sometimes the sound of a chipping hammer covers the phone sound notification or the vibration. That is one of the reasons I returned my Vibrant. Let's hope that the G2 announced today has the $.05 LED installed so there is no future complaints.
  8. pantlesspenguin

    pantlesspenguin Android Enthusiast

    I do miss my multi-colored notification on my blackberry. I paid $6 for that app & thought it was worth every penny. I'd be happy for a single-color led @ this point! I love everything else so it's not a deal breaker, but still.
  9. krichek

    krichek Android Enthusiast

    Pretty much my feelings as well.. I think who ever overlooked it or left it out for other reasons should get smacked in the head, but since I really like everything else I'm willing to over look it.. :D
  10. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    What app was that?
  11. yatimameiji

    yatimameiji Android Enthusiast

    I've never had a phone with led notification, i've always relied on looking at the screen or feeling the vibration. One thing I miss from the Behold II was you could set it to vibrate repetedly until you read the txtmsg, but I suppose you could just install handcent or something like that for that feature.

    Oh anyone remember the palm pda days? they had this cool dongle that would attach to the pda and had a short length of cord, about 5 or 7 inches and a multicolored led at the end, so even say if the pda was in a backpack or purse, if the led was out, you could see it. heh that would be something cool to have.
  12. pantlesspenguin

    pantlesspenguin Android Enthusiast

    I used BeBuzz.

    Heck, even on all of my Sidekicks I would use Message Sentinel to change the color of the flashing trackball for each of my notifications.
  13. rfdesq

    rfdesq Member

    I'm not sure it's an oversight. The Sprint version Epic 4G has the led notification.
  14. kbohip

    kbohip Well-Known Member

    Haha, you don't need to plead your case with me, I really miss the not. led that I got used to with my Cliq XT. I really don't see why ANY smartphone would be without this honestly. It obviously wasn't a deal breaker for me but it makes the phone a bit less convenient to use on a day to day basis for me as well. If only Samsung knew someone to source cheap leds from perhaps the Vibrant would've included this feature.;)

    What I'd LOVE to see is an app or even an update from Samsung that would blink the navigation buttons on the bottom of the phone in place of the not. led.
  15. krichek

    krichek Android Enthusiast

    Personally, I think it was an oversight at least as far as Tmobile is concerned. Someone there should have caught the missing led as well as the numerous typos and odd phrasings before it ever hit consumers hands.
  16. snapper.fishes

    snapper.fishes Android Expert

    well, sounds like you are just going to have to use noled.
  17. Benn514

    Benn514 Newbie

    Not sure if you'll like this but give it a try:

  18. BigCiX

    BigCiX Android Expert

    NoLED works pretty good. For those of you who use it, whenever you get the led on your homescreen push the home button not the power button. the power button just makes it disappear and re-appear. hit the home button wakes the phone up and that's how u check your notifications.
  19. duc916

    duc916 Well-Known Member

    Somehow I doubt the King of LED display makers needs to source a $.02 LED from anyone. :)

    Two things I miss about my Crackberry Bold... the LED notifier and the 3500mAh Seidio extended battery. The minute Seidio comes out with an extended batt for the Vibrant I'm all over it. What good's a 500 hp motor with a 2 gallon gas tank?
  20. SamsungVibrant

    SamsungVibrant Android Expert

    NOled has been updated, works good now!
  21. Android Amateur

    Android Amateur Well-Known Member

    I want a package of different notifications than the stock vibrant sounds. Does anyone have any ideas?
  22. over88mph

    over88mph Member

    Wonder why they did not include a LED light on the phone.
    It's so much easier not having to turn the phone on and off all day to check for messages.
    Using noLED since the start on stock vibrant and loving it.
  23. Arcadia

    Arcadia Well-Known Member

    Same. I want to download new notification sounds.
  24. SamsungVibrant

    SamsungVibrant Android Expert

    you can download notifications from android market. there is some old man perv soundboard that is funny, stewie soundboard is funny too.
  25. SamsungVibrant

    SamsungVibrant Android Expert

    just go to market and download new soundboards.

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The Samsung Vibrant release date was August 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.0" inch screen, 5MP camera, 512GB RAM, Hummingbird processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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