Use your AMOLED Screen for Incoming Notifications
If you are a lucky owner of a Samsung S i9000, you’ll already know that the Android device boasts a wonderful AMOLED screen. You may also know that the screen does not consume any backlight energy when displaying a black screen….but that the capacitive lights however, do consume energy.
Now, XDA forum member madmack has put 2 and 2 together and has developed NoLED, an app that uses the AMOLED screen to notify you of any missed calls, SMS and any other notifcations by displaying a black screen with a red dot that moves around the top left corner of the screen every 3 seconds.
The location of the dot is random every time to ensure that different LEDs are used. Additionally, madmack states that red uses the least amount of energy to display and what’s more, the dev has also disabled the touch drivers when the black screen is active in order to save even more energy.
To dismiss the red dot, just tap the home key.
For more information and to download the beta apk, visit the application thread.
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!
Another week, another recap. The Sunday tradition marches on this week with a fresh no-nonsense look at big-picture news. Here in the digital XDA writers’ room, we spend our days pouring over an average of 2,500 news items and forum threads every 24 hours. Only the most timely and interesting bits survive the editing process, but the portal’s front page still sees weekly counts in excess of 100 posts. This is a glut of content to absorb, especially if following...
Bezels have been getting smaller and smaller as the years go by, and while devices from 2011 needed to trim some fat, there is no absolute rule that says that smaller bezels, after a happy medium, are beneficial to a phone. Part of this is that, with today’s current smartphone paradigms, an absolute lack of bezels does not produce an inherently better user experience. With each technological advancement come limitations and compromises of some sort, and bezels are not...
The latest in LG’s signature line of “G phones” has been released. The LG G4 is the successor to the popular LG G3. Coming with many different design styles, from two types of leather to ceramic white, the LG G4 has the looks, but does it have the power? In this episode of XDA TV, Producer TK gets hands on with a new LG G4. TK opens the box for a standard unboxing. Then, TK shows off the phone and...