Thanks to all of the ongoing work and brilliance of the xda-developer community, your fears of not having a flashing LED notification light for your new Samsung device can now be dismissed. A very creative developer by the name of madmack, has solved the so- called problem.
As we are all aware, the AMOLED screens use no power where black is displayed. What madmack did was simply make a notification pop up that turns your screen black and displays a simple, low powered, red square light at the the top left of your screen. The square moves around to various locations, but stays in the left corner area. Once installed, simply lock the screen and then unlock it to activate the application. To clear the dot you simply press the the home key. All other keys are disabled when the notification dot is displayed. Currently, it notifies you for missed calls and missed text messages even if the phone is on silent or vibrate. Emails, Calendar and Gtalk notifications do not work in silent/vibrate mode– your device needs to trigger your notification sound for those to display the red square.
The application is still in a BETA, so expect some kinks and possible hiccups. It sure is nice to see ideas coming out that are so simple, yet so needed for some. You can follow his work at xda-developers.
You can try it out yourself below.
I just installed it on my Samsung Vibrant and it seems to work just fine. As mentioned, there is a small red square that dances in the upper left corner of my screen. This is not a screen shot unfortunately, though it is still fairly similar to what you will see on your screen.