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    Default Moto G: KitKat signal strength indicator erroneous?

    Hi all,

    With KitKat I'm told that the signal strength indicator in the notification bar will be orange when the signal is weak, and white when strong.

    My phone came with 4.3 and I successfully shifted over to the KitKat upgrade. The phone is otherwise running very well.

    I've noticed of late that after rebooting the phone the indicator always stays orange. Initially I thought this was because of a weak signal but when I checked the signal strength I realised it was pretty good.

    Then I noticed that the colour changed to white upon switching on the internet (whether 2G of 3G). It doesn't go back to orange and stays white.

    I am confused as to what's happening. It looks to me there's a bug of some sort with the signal indicator.

    Can anyone share their experiences or thoughts about this or similar issues?

    Thanks!
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    Default Re: KitKat signal strength indicator erroneous?

    Orange means no connection to the Google servers, while white means a good connection. So orange can mean one of two things--either your overall connection is bad (meaning no internet connection at all), or there's just a problem with the Google servers (meaning you can still access the rest of the internet, but your Google services might have problems syncing).

    You're referring to the cell signal bars, and not the wifi signal indicator, right? If neither your wi-fi nor your mobile data are on, then your cell signal bars will be orange, indicating that you aren't connected to the Google servers (because you're not connected to the internet). If you turn either on and connect to the web, then the cell signal bars will turn white (even if you're using wi-fi and not mobile data).
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    Default Re: KitKat signal strength indicator erroneous?

    Quote Originally Posted by B. Diddy View Post
    Orange means no connection to the Google servers, while white means a good connection. So orange can mean one of two things--either your overall connection is bad (meaning no internet connection at all), or there's just a problem with the Google servers (meaning you can still access the rest of the internet, but your Google services might have problems syncing).

    You're referring to the cell signal bars, and not the wifi signal indicator, right? If neither your wi-fi nor your mobile data are on, then your cell signal bars will be orange, indicating that you aren't connected to the Google servers (because you're not connected to the internet). If you turn either on and connect to the web, then the cell signal bars will turn white (even if you're using wi-fi and not mobile data).
    that explains all!!
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