11-02-2013 01:01 PM
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  1. netwerx1's Avatar
    Some of the pre-release rumors stated it would have a notification LED, but the official specs don't reference it, and I haven't seen it on any photos or videos. Anyone in the know have some insight on this?
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    10-31-2013 02:09 PM
  2. jflexe99's Avatar
    I forgot the big question of the Nexus 5...will it come with an LED notification light? It don't...I will be quite upset!
    10-31-2013 02:13 PM
  3. BEARD GANG's Avatar
    i was just gonna make this thread... hope it has a notification light
    10-31-2013 02:16 PM
  4. qnet's Avatar
    That's a good question. I'm thinking it will but who knows. Every Nexus phone has had a notification light that I remember.
    10-31-2013 02:16 PM
  5. jflexe99's Avatar
    I have the same question. I am thinking they will. It isn't necessary, but I LOVE having one....
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    10-31-2013 02:16 PM
  6. netwerx1's Avatar
    If not I'll have a 16GB Black up for sale next week
    10-31-2013 02:19 PM
  7. netwerx1's Avatar
    I'm beginning to think that they left it out of this model...been going through all the reviews on the tech blogs that have had a hands-on and there's not a single mention or evidence of an LED...
    10-31-2013 02:43 PM
  8. nyyankees8175's Avatar
    I think all nexus devices have the notification light
    10-31-2013 02:54 PM
  9. Patrick Schroedl's Avatar
    The service manual leaked early on indicated there would be one. But you're definitely right, there hasn't been much mention of it.
    10-31-2013 02:55 PM
  10. ludesleep's Avatar
    Pay attention to the very last scene in this video where the guy is taking a night pick, in the corn field. It's there...No?

    10-31-2013 03:07 PM
  11. 65fastback's Avatar
    I think all nexus devices have the notification light
    my nexus s didnt iirc
    10-31-2013 03:11 PM
  12. jflexe99's Avatar
    Pay attention to the very last scene in this video where the guy is taking a night pick, in the corn field. It's there...No?

    No, that is the earphone piece. Not LED
    ludesleep likes this.
    10-31-2013 03:13 PM
  13. dataquestAC's Avatar
    I can't find any evidence of a notification LED. It's going to suck if they left this out!!
    Patrick Schroedl likes this.
    10-31-2013 03:23 PM
  14. galfert's Avatar
    There was a leaked video a couple weeks ago on YouTube. In the beginning of the video as the Nexus 5 is being turned around you see the front bottom left and you can see like 6 circles beneath the glass. I think it has multiple simultaneous lights. That is my theory. I'll look for the video and update this post.

    Update...
    Found it. It is actually more like 8 circles.
    See at 00:28


    Another possibility is that those circles are not just for notifications but for light sensor to change screen brightness automatically. So who knows.

    Sent from my Nexus 10 using Tapatalk 4
    techmantoo likes this.
    10-31-2013 03:57 PM
  15. netwerx1's Avatar
    Seems like a lot of people are asking the same question all around the internet, and nobody is getting an answer...I've seen some really high-res photos at some blogs where they have one in-hand, and there is just no sign or mention of it. You'd think it would be news if it was left out, considering all previous models had it...
    10-31-2013 05:04 PM
  16. madkoda12's Avatar
    in that video the speaker portion is colored, could the light be behind that speaker?
    AbuYazeedUK likes this.
    10-31-2013 05:35 PM
  17. netwerx1's Avatar
    Someone over on XDA contacted Google support today and explicitly asked if the Nexus 5 had an LED notification light and she was told yes it did...she asked follow-up questions to clarify and was assured again that yes, it has a notification light. So until someone else with first hand knowledge can verify, I will remain optimistic.
    10-31-2013 05:58 PM
  18. Patrick Schroedl's Avatar
    Someone over on XDA contacted Google support today and explicitly asked if the Nexus 5 had an LED notification light and she was told yes it did...she asked follow-up questions to clarify and was assured again that yes, it has a notification light. So until someone else with first hand knowledge can verify, I will remain optimistic.
    +1 for optimism.
    10-31-2013 06:02 PM
  19. blitz118's Avatar
    The Nexus 5 is based on the LG2, and the LG2 has a front LED notification.
    10-31-2013 06:04 PM
  20. recDNA's Avatar
    The Nexus 5 is based on the LG2, and the LG2 has a front LED notification.
    Does that means buttons on the back?

    Beamed from my Galaxy Note 3
    Mac58 likes this.
    10-31-2013 06:09 PM
  21. ludesleep's Avatar
    in that video the speaker portion is colored, could the light be behind that speaker?
    That's what I was thinking. We shall soon find out!

    OG Evo had notification lights behind the speaker...
    10-31-2013 06:15 PM
  22. blitz118's Avatar
    Does that means buttons on the back?

    Beamed from my Galaxy Note 3
    No, it does not have buttons on the back. Did you see buttons on the back?
    10-31-2013 06:17 PM
  23. AbuYazeedUK's Avatar
    Here's hoping for active notifications lol
    planoman likes this.
    10-31-2013 06:20 PM
  24. jab0321's Avatar
    Just talked to the Nexus support team and the guy didn't know, but got back to me with an email that specifically says "the Nexus 5 doesn't have LED notification Sensors". Now an LED light isn't a sensor, I don't think, but that is unfortunate if this in fact does not have a notification light.
    10-31-2013 06:27 PM
  25. netwerx1's Avatar
    Just talked to the Nexus support team and the guy didn't know, but got back to me with an email that specifically says "the Nexus 5 doesn't have LED notification Sensors". Now an LED light isn't a sensor, I don't think, but that is unfortunate if this in fact does not have a notification light.
    That would certainly blow...

    I really do find it very interesting that although the phone is out there in some peoples' hands already, that nothing definitive is being revealed about this despite the growing interest...
    10-31-2013 06:36 PM
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