The Nexus 6 has a secret LED, but it doesn’t show notifications


The Motorola-made Nexus 6 does in fact have an embedded LED light — most users just can’t turn it on to display notifications. As spotted on Reddit, the LED is right beneath the speaker grill at the top of the headset, and it can turn red, blue, or green.


The light can’t do much at the moment. The developers of Light Flow, a notifications app compatible with Lollipop, have posted a workaround that lets users enable the light, but it requires the device to be rooted, which isn’t practical for most users.

Unfortunately for fans of the notification LEDs, it does appear that [company]Google[/company], especially in Lollipop, is backing away from them as a primary notification method. Device makers might continue to stick them on phones and tablets, but going forward, expect to primarily configure your phone’s LED — if it even has one — with third-party apps.

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