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glinc

Nov 18, 2010, 10:41 AM
Hopefully the phones won't need to turn a switch or enable LTE on the phone for it to pick up signal. The way like the Epic 4G and EVO work having to enable/disable 4G and wait to pick up signal is annoying.
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Slammer

Nov 18, 2010, 11:08 AM
But that's the beauty of the toggle. You can turn it on or off at will. Something I very much appreciate.

John B.
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Caucasian

Nov 18, 2010, 1:16 PM
If it is battery hungry like I suspect it will be, the toggle switch will be a requirement. CDMA phones don't get the best of battery life as is unless you like screwing around with the poll time.
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CellStudent

Nov 18, 2010, 1:46 PM
Would you prefer a software switch that required opening up menus in the phone to disable it?

Battery power will be an issue with any device flipping bits at the rate these things will. Being able to enable/disable the LTE quickly is a feature, not an encumbrance.

Now, if only I could convince someone to build me a phone with a slider on the side to control display brightness...
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slolearner

Nov 19, 2010, 8:41 PM
Or a WiFI toggle!

It's funny how the more digital settings become, the more people want an analog alternative.
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misschris

Nov 20, 2010, 10:22 AM
the Evo has a 4G toggle. And a GPS toggle. And a bluetooth toggle. And... believe it or not... a WIFI toggle too!!!

😉
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Caucasian

Nov 21, 2010, 7:12 PM
I think they mean hardware toggles.

I can say from a repair center perspective, removing a moving part saves a ton of exchanges. One less thing to break.
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Caucasian

Nov 19, 2010, 9:08 PM
You can use the physical display on the Samsung Galaxy S series. Drag your finger across the top of the screen either left or right. No menu has to be open, just on the home screen.

There is also a toggle switch in the android settings bar.
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CellStudent

Nov 20, 2010, 9:26 AM
Caucasian said:
You can use the physical display on the Samsung Galaxy S series. Drag your finger across the top of the screen either left or right. No menu has to be open, just on the home screen.

There is also a toggle switch in the android settings bar.

I have the power control widget up and I use that frequently, but I really really want that gesture to work.

I have the Verizon Fascinate incarnation of the Galaxy S but I'm running the ADW launcher skin because I hate touch wiz.

Can you be a little more descriptive about where on the screen I should be performing that gesture?

Thanks!
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Caucasian

Nov 21, 2010, 7:03 PM
Ah, give me just a second, I have a buyback fascinate here I can play with to see if it works for them. I will post shortly after this one to let you know.
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Caucasian

Nov 21, 2010, 7:10 PM
Well, crap. Apparently these phones go completely inert when they are deactivated. Thanks Verizon...

On the Epic, if you swipe down from the top of the screen you should have the Notification bar come down.

Instead of pressing at the top and swiping down, try pressing down until the bottom of the notification bar becomes visible, do not pull it down at all but slide to the left or right.

I'm trying to see if this is a Sprint only addition, but I doubt it since all they added on was bloatware. If they actually added on a feature that I use and no one else has I will be surprised.

Send me a message and I'm sure I can shoot a short video and email/picmail it to you.
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CellStudent

Nov 21, 2010, 7:29 PM
Caucasian said:

On the Epic, if you swipe down from the top of the screen you should have the Notification bar come down.

Instead of pressing at the top and swiping down, try pressing down until the bottom of the notification bar becomes visible, do not pull it down at all but slide to the left or right.
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No dice.
😢
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Moachrotel

Nov 23, 2010, 12:11 PM
vibrant (t-mobile's galaxy s) does that with a swipe of your finger left or right on the notifications slide down menu
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