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Hands-On with the Samsung Galaxy S III

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toaster oven

May 7, 2012, 1:54 AM
While watching the Samsung "unpacked" event, I noticed how they were making a big deal about the way that the phone notifies you if you missed important calls or text messages. There is a much simpler, and though I've not yet used the s3 (obviously) probably more efficient way of notifying the user of missed calls and messages. It's been around for a while...LED. I had a Sanyo phone back in 2004 that would notify me from across the room that I had a missed call or message by a tiny blinking light that was easy to spot. Why Samsung refuses to put an LED on their phones (I may be wrong, but I think the Sprint version of the s2 had an LED) to notify a user of missed calls/messages is beyond me. Second, while they didn't actually mention a r...

May 7, 2012, 7:29 AM
I could be absolutely wrong here, but I'm pretty sure the S3 does have a notification LED. But that will only tell you that you missed.....something. I think what Samsung was referring to was essentially a new notification page that would show you a summary of all the calls/texts/whatever that you missed. I assume that means something more detailed than 'You have 5 missed calls' and an icon for an unspecified number of messages.
toaster oven

May 7, 2012, 11:29 PM
I haven't watched the entire unpacked video, but I haven't seem anything saying it has an LED. I hope you're right. I guess I'll just have to use it before I judge it, but I don't really see the importance of this notification page.

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