• Bipta
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    9410 months ago

    I want my notification light back so badly!

    • @[email protected]
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      4710 months ago

      I agree! And it flashed different colors for different notifications! Things were awesome!

      • @[email protected]
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        1010 months ago

        Didn’t even realize the led was something that had been removed. Mine has it on the upper edge, which is fine, although I’d prefer it on the front face so it can be ‘muted’ by flipping the phone over

        • Dr. Coomer
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          110 months ago

          My android flashes around the edge of the screen when there’s a notification, whether I’m using it or not.

      • @viperex
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        310 months ago

        How do you customize it?

        • @[email protected]
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          210 months ago

          There used to be a notification light settings panel in Settings. I don’t have a. Notification light anymore, so I’m not sure where yours would be.

    • @[email protected]
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      1810 months ago

      Wait, aren’t most phones OLED? Wouldn’t it be trivial to light up a few pixels in the corner of the screen when it’s off? Do phones not do this (I’m still running my S7 into the ground so I have a dedicated LED)?

      • @[email protected]
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        10 months ago

        It’s not trivial. An LED only needs power to light up, an OLED Pixel always needs the GPU to be powered on and it would be a significant power loss to implement a pixel sadly

        • @[email protected]
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          1810 months ago

          The full Always On Display (which shows the clock + some notifications) uses less than 1% battery per hour on my ancient S7, are new phones not any better than that?

          • @WhoRoger
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            610 months ago

            It doesn’t if the screen is connected directly to the frame buffer which can refresh independently. Whether that’s actually implemented this way in hardware, well who knows, but I suspect it is as that’s useful to display any static image. Then just power up the display driver for a microsecond to refresh the image if needed.

        • @MooseBoys
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          710 months ago

          None of this is true. It may happen in practice on some poorly-designed devices, but the “GPU” in the SoC can remain powered off, and the display controller remain in low-power mode.

        • fadingembers
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          510 months ago

          I mean there’s a ton of phones that have always on displays (AOD)

      • @[email protected]
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        1010 months ago

        I have my always on display which gives me icons of the notifications in a predictable place on screen all the time.

        My battery still lasts a full day so power concerns not an issue

      • @tehmics
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        10 months ago

        OLED does see significant power benefits for black pixels but it’s no where close to lighting just a single LED

        • @dashydash
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          310 months ago

          Which setting? I don’t think I see it

          • @[email protected]
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            410 months ago

            Huh, you’re right, I don’t see it anymore either. Could be they removed it, or maybe I’m just looking in the wrong place.

    • @MooseBoys
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      310 months ago

      Why do you need it with an OLED screen?

    • Ataraxia
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      310 months ago

      I just use the camera notification circle. It works just fine. I can set it to use a notification dot but the circle is cooler