Nov 21 AT 2:13 PM Evan Selleck 3 Comments

Motorola Nexus 6 has a secret RGB LED behind the speaker grille

image Nexus 6 RGB LED

The Motorola Nexus 6 has a cool feature called Ambient Display, which means as notifications land on the device, the display will light up and give a quick indication of what’s waiting.

If that’s not enough of a notification for you, or maybe you simply miss a little light that brightens up when you get an email or text message, the Nexus 6 has you covered. Sort of. According to a post by Droid-Life, the newest member of the Nexus smartphone lineup has a secret RGB LED set behind the speaker grille, as shown off in the image in this article.

The RGB LED was discovered by owners of the Nexus 6, as well as the developer behind the app Lightflow. It’s still unclear why Motorola decided to disable the LED right out of the gate, but considering the Ambient Display is a selling point of the new smartphone, that could very well be one reason.

Unfortunately, for Nexus 6 owners that don’t feel like rooting their device, then it would seem the little LED will be just out of reach. If an owner does indeed plan on rooting (or has already done it), then there’s a nice set of instructions to get the LED working. As Lightflow team continues to work through the discovery, there’s a set of instructions here that can show you how to enable the LED, as well as adjust its colors.

Do you plan on using this newly discovered feature?

Source: Droid-Life

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  • melvin arias

    what if its some kind of service light . kind of like the red ring of death on a xbox. maybe it wasnt made for notification…..

  • dbareis

    To me it doesn’t seem to be an RGB LED, it acts like 3 LEDS “R”, “G” & “B”, all in all not very well done, in any case its better than nothing so I’m using it as its much more useful than Ambient display even with the few restricted colors it is capable of displaying.