We were just watching Nokia’s new zombie commercial for the Lumia 925 and something caught our eye. When the man pulls out his Lumia 925 in the beginning of the ad it appears to have a blinking Windows button. Is the Windows key being used as a notification light in Windows Phone 8 GDR2?
A notification light can be very useful for seeing if you have anything that needs your attention without waking up the phone. In the commercial the Lumia 925 is in standby mode, which is given away by the new standby clock, and the button is flashing. That’s a lot of information being displayed without even waking the phone up.
Some older Windows Phone 7 devices had notification lights, but it was really only used to signify low battery or missed calls. We would love to see the return of the notification light in GDR2. If Microsoft is indeed using the Windows button that would mean every device is capable of having the notification light. This could also just be a feature for Nokia phones. Do you want a notification light?