surprised no one stated the obvious. the main difference is one is blue. and the other is grey. duh
Blue images are named fully in the app. At least in gb it was...pretty sure it hasn't changed. Notice typically when u switch... its gray. It turns blue later I believe when its "fully" connected.
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Well here's a quick update. I called Verizon tech support yesterday to see if they can help me out. Spoke with 2 different techs b/c the first one honestly didn't know. She tried the best she could and was super nice and thought it was kinda cool that she didn't give me a BS answer and referred me to someone else who could probably help me better...the 2nd tech, well she told me the reason why the 4G icon was gray, was b/c i just don't have a strong 4G signal and that I must be at the outskirts of an area. I told her that wasn't true. I'm in NYC which has pretty decent 4G coverage. So she took that into account and basically said that maybe the signal isn't strong since the outage from the other day. I even asked her if b/c the signal is weak, would that mean my phone is constantly looking for a stronger signal, hence, an increase in battery drain. She said it's possible but couldn't confirm. At the end of all of this, like the first tech, she was super nice and tried her best but I really don't think she had an answer really.
Hope this helps.
When the signal bars are grey you have no connection. When they are blue you do.
If you're in a tough connection area like me it means more battery drain because it's trying to get a signal.
I realize the actual 3g and 4g icons turned green in GB, along with the signal bars... the whole "fully" file name thing; God knows I replaced enough framework and systemui icons over the past year...
However I also know that every pic I've seen in every screen shot thread across multiple forums, including the 15 pages here, show both the 3g and 4g icon gray every time. The signal bars themselves turn blue when you're connected to Google services. I have no idea how or why the icons would turn blue.
A HA MOMENT!!! This COULD be the reason for the battery drain and if they fix it will go away?? That would be great news!Do u think that that could be a reason for battery drain even with an extended battery? Should I just wait for the update or call verizon now and see what they can do?