05-20-2012 05:02 PM
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  1. Crispy's Avatar
    Not including a notification led is criminal. Of course don't tell that to Apple until they 'invent' this feature as well.
    05-06-2012 05:49 PM
  2. Tkbredx's Avatar
    I miss the LED light mixed in with the button on my Palm Pre. haha. It only had the light in white but when you used homebrew you could determine what the notification was (email, text, etc.) by the number of times it lit up. It'll be good to have color
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    05-06-2012 11:37 PM
  3. Nashstruck's Avatar
    I miss the LED light mixed in with the button on my Palm Pre. haha. It only had the light in white but when you used homebrew you could determine what the notification was (email, text, etc.) by the number of times it lit up. It'll be good to have color
    It should be customisable with an app I hope?
    BB comes with a LED that can change colours but only customisable via an app. Weird huh.
    05-07-2012 03:30 AM
  4. jeffreii's Avatar
    It should be customisable with an app I hope?
    BB comes with a LED that can change colours but only customisable via an app. Weird huh.
    I still can't understand why RIM doesn't buy Bellshare (makers of BerryBuzz) or another company...or make their own...the notifications on BlackBerrys are great but BerryBuzz brings it to another level. It really should be part of the OS.

    For that matter, I don't understand why iOS and Android don't have it built in either. You'd think it's rocket science to deliver completely 100% customizable notifications.
    05-07-2012 09:48 AM
  5. mostlyharmlessnj's Avatar
    One of the main features I was looking for, Removeable Battery, SD card Slot, Notification LED. The Missing SD card slot is my main gripe about the GNex, so if that LED is there, this is going to be my next phone (also considering it has an unlocked bootloader).
    05-07-2012 04:10 PM
  6. Tkbredx's Avatar
    It should be customisable with an app I hope?
    BB comes with a LED that can change colours but only customisable via an app. Weird huh.

    Haha, very weird. Especially for something that seems so simple. Even if they dont feel like designing one, hell they could buy the app. Lol. I dont understand what these phone companies are thinking sometimes.
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    05-07-2012 04:48 PM
  7. weezul's Avatar
    lots of people coming from blackberry then... interesting turn of events for sure!
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    05-07-2012 06:09 PM
  8. knowledge_6's Avatar
    I too am missing my LED on my SGS2 LTE (skyrocket in Canada).

    this is going to be great ; > but i also have a 9900 for work and i love it.. i also had a BB for last 5 years as my personal device.. i love both my android and BB .. it took me over a month to get my android to function as my BB did cause of the features and functionality!!

    i.e.
    - i had to forward my emails to gmail to get instant push from gmail.. cause the native email took FOREVER!
    - i had to install sms unread count and installed a PATCHED signed version of gmail to get the count notifications to work properly (both GB and ICS leak)
    - this sms unread count also gave me the option to have 3 separate icons for each of my 3 email address;
    - i still cannot get over the conversation threaded messages in gmail!! i hate it!
    - I had to install some other apps to get things the way i wanted.
    - the call quality on my BB is much better as well as volume.

    in the end i love both devices!! they do different things for me.. and i can definitely do more work and be productive on my BB then my SGS2.. but the SGS2 is fun to tweak, customize and play around with..

    off topic.. sorry

    but i am looking forward to upgrading my SGS2 LTE to the SG3 and getting the LED notifications ; >
    05-11-2012 10:45 AM
  9. Nashstruck's Avatar
    Haha, very weird. Especially for something that seems so simple. Even if they dont feel like designing one, hell they could buy the app. Lol. I dont understand what these phone companies are thinking sometimes.
    Lol agreed. I guess they're probably just afraid of encroaching on the developer ecosystem. Apple's incremental OS updates are based on jailbreak developers whose party they don't mind crashing lol. But to takeaway a function that a legit developer provides for your device legit-ly through the App Store, albeit at a small price, could scare potential developers away I guess, esp after said developers spend all them hours trying to figure out a working colour spectrum using the limited RGB lights provided. Sucha task was only useful during crayon sessions in play-school.lol.
    05-11-2012 03:21 PM
  10. Tkbredx's Avatar
    Lol agreed. I guess they're probably just afraid of encroaching on the developer ecosystem. Apple's incremental OS updates are based on jailbreak developers whose party they don't mind crashing lol. But to takeaway a function that a legit developer provides for your device legit-ly through the App Store, albeit at a small price, could scare potential developers away I guess, esp after said developers spend all them hours trying to figure out a working colour spectrum using the limited RGB lights provided. Sucha task was only useful during crayon sessions in play-school.lol.
    Very good point. If I was a developer I would be pissed off if they did that with my app. Im wondering how one could suit and win if it did happen. It seems pretty intimidating being just an average joe developing apps taking on someone as big as Blackberry. lol. I know I'd want to suit but Im not sure how patents, copyrights, apps, and the legal system mix.
    05-11-2012 06:38 PM
  11. hummingbirdhill's Avatar
    I too am missing my LED on my SGS2 LTE (skyrocket in Canada).
    - i still cannot get over the conversation threaded messages in gmail!! i hate it!
    >

    I changed the gmail settings on my puter to get rid of the threads
    05-12-2012 01:25 PM
  12. Nashstruck's Avatar
    lots of people coming from blackberry then... interesting turn of events for sure!
    Patience is wearing thin amongst BB fans. And my BBM contact list has shrunk by 50% since January alone.
    05-12-2012 06:13 PM
  13. jeffreii's Avatar
    Patience is wearing thin amongst BB fans. And my BBM contact list has shrunk by 50% since January alone.
    For me...I still love my BlackBerry Torch 9800 from 2 years ago. It's a solid phone albeit not the quickest. I rarely have to deal with any bugs and it just works.

    That being said, I want something new and nothing from RIM is going to be exciting until the end of the year...and we don't even know if they're going to get their act together. The software/hardware is totally up in the air...though promising.

    My upgrade came up too late for me to be interested in the Bold 9900 which is probably an awesome phone...I LOVED my Bold 9000. It's just...why buy one now with a QNX version (BB10) coming out later in the year?

    I've always been interested in Android - and now it's evolved and matured - so now's my chance to dive in and see what I think. A year from now BlackBerry may be exciting again. We'll then see how much I enjoy Android...and whether or not BB can win me back.

    BTW Windows Phone has my attention and interest...I was a big time WM 2006 user before BB got me. It needs to mature some though. Apple has no chance with me. None.
    05-12-2012 10:55 PM
  14. Pengwn's Avatar
    It should be customisable with an app I hope?
    BB comes with a LED that can change colours but only customisable via an app. Weird huh.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ightflow&hl=en
    Best 2 bucks I've ever spent.
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    05-13-2012 01:18 AM
  15. E_man's Avatar
    Very good point. If I was a developer I would be pissed off if they did that with my app. Im wondering how one could suit and win if it did happen. It seems pretty intimidating being just an average joe developing apps taking on someone as big as Blackberry. lol. I know I'd want to suit but Im not sure how patents, copyrights, apps, and the legal system mix.
    Welcome to software development. The biggest problem with.developing utility apps is, if they are good, they may go.into the OS. Its better for tthe average Joe, but can.hurt the developer.

    However, if you write software for an OS, you know the risks. All you can do is make it better.

    Sent from my GT-P3113 using Android Central Forums
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    05-13-2012 12:02 PM
  16. GLizzie77's Avatar
    I'm also coming from blackberry.. had a 9000 for 2 years and a 9800 for two.. I'm sad to leave but it was the physical keyboard that really had me staying. Not looking forward to that transition, but the LED is certainly another thing you don't get well anywhere else. Will be nice if you can use it to it's full potential ala BerryBuzz or similar
    05-13-2012 11:14 PM
  17. GLizzie77's Avatar
    I recently asked this question about no LED light and i myself come from a 9800 BLACKBERRY which i LOVED. But i was ready for a change. The fact that the LED function is not on this GALAXY phone was a major bummer for me. I found out though through this site that there's an NoLED app which i tried and it actually works well. So i hope now that i can get used to this new phone....
    05-13-2012 11:17 PM
  18. GLizzie77's Avatar
    Thank you to whomever i seen this posting of the NoLED app. I forgot who i got it from but THANK YOU! it works so far....
    05-13-2012 11:19 PM
  19. will1881's Avatar
    This is an exciting feature (in my opinion) that a lot of blogs have seemed to gloss over. There is an RGB notification LED on the SGS3 (unlike the first and second). Supposedly a very good one. Not the biggest news in the world, but good to hear none the less.

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    AnandTech - The Samsung Galaxy S III Preview
    I love you for finding this. it's insane how no one is reporting it or why Samsung isn't bragging about it. This is probably the 2nd key feature that any bb user would be looking for after bbm
    05-14-2012 08:00 AM
  20. JayWill's Avatar
    The Sprint GS2 variant was the only model to get a notification light. But it is quite limited, in that it only includes two primary colors (red and blue) and is difficult if not impossible to control with LED apps like Lightflow. This notification LED looks much better and will probably meet most people's needs, particularly the Blackberry converts. Kudos to Samsung for doing it right this time and on their global GSM model.
    05-14-2012 11:13 AM
  21. Nashstruck's Avatar
    Thank you to whomever i seen this posting of the NoLED app. I forgot who i got it from but THANK YOU! it works so far....
    R u using it on a S 3 already?
    05-15-2012 07:42 PM
  22. weezul's Avatar
    saw a video demoing some google play store app to do with LEDs on the S3 and it worked a treat. I am buzzing for this phone now!
    05-20-2012 05:02 PM
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