4G LTE changes color sometimes blue sometimes white..why?

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    anyone else experience this?
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    I believe white is 3G and blue is 4G.

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    usually when mine is white it means not connected .. same w 3g

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    It all has to do with being connected to Google's servers I believe

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    Oops. I stand corrected. Sorry for the misinformation.

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    that's what it was for 3G. Blue meant connected and able to sync with google servers. White meant you were not connected and able to sync with google servers. But I believe internet worked ok with white. So, I would guess it is the same for 4G since it is still Gingerbread and this feature (blue/white) came with GB.
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    I've noticed that when its white I have no connection to internet Vzw store said its when it is searching for either 4g or 3g

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    inteernal memory?

    not sure but, when I used up almost all internal memory(a warning indicated low internal memory), I noticed the change from blue to white in the 4G lte icon. Deleting a few unnecessary aps fixed the color back to blue when I restored internal memory to an acceptable level.
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    I've noticed that color change occasionally as well on my new Bionic, but I don't think the TB did this.

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    This is correct. If there is a 4g or 3g showing that means you have a data connection. Blue means it is connected to google servers. White means it is not.

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    So the obvious question is where is the app to detect this condition and enable the correct data medium?
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    This correct according to a Motorola Forums Manager. Blue means connected to Google servers and white means you have phone, email and text, but you are not connected to the google servers.
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    This contradicts what I'm seeing. When I have white 4G, I am still unable to get email, web, any data. Once I disable 4G and go to 3G, I get everything back.
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    You might be on the fringe of a 4g zone.

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    Blue means you are connected to data. White you are not, wether it's 3G, 4g, or wifi.
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    This appears to be correct to me. The blue is for whatever your current data connection is. When I’m connected through wifi the 4G icon is white and the wifi icon is blue. As soon as I turn wifi off the 4G icon changes to blue.
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    White connection available.
    Blue means that connection is actually communicating with the server... blue was green on the older OS...

    Wifi, 3g and 4g all change the same color when not connected.

    Edit:
    What are you guys seeing wifi and 4g/3g at the same time?
    All my phones(d1, dinc2, sammy cont and my maxx) only show wifi no 3/4g, but has the bars while on wifi.

    Wifi icon is suppose to replace the 3/4g icon.

    Edit x2:
    Why am i in the Bionic section.
    Sorry guys

    Edit x3:
    Oh disregard #2
    Geeez. I am lost.

    Carry on
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    I believe white means background data is disable but you do have a data connection. Blue means background data is enable. Also for me it will show both wifi and 4g but only 1 will be blue. So only one is being used for background data.

    I think the because when my battery saver smart action kicks on it disables background data and it will not longer turn blue

    Emails will not sync unless you tell it too of background data is off. Same with things like the market download of anything. Also just so people know you can call and text with just bars not 4g/3g/1x icon. Those icons only mean you have a data connection. This is why 3g will go off when in call because a a cdma connection you can't do data and call at the same time but the 4g will stay on in a call because it runs on a GSM network

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