Earlier today, we covered some interesting updates coming to Sprint's Galaxy Mega, Galaxy S4 Mini, and HTC One Max, all concerning LTE bands and "LTE UI Enhancements." These changes were of course related to Sprint's fledgling "Spark" tri-band LTE network which, according to Sprint, could potentially reach speeds of between 50 and 60 Mbps.
The network is only ready for a few cities (Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, and Tampa), but if you own a compatible device you'll get to enjoy Sprint's LTE UI Enhancement anyway. What's the enhancement? A little spinning spark icon in your status bar. Android Central got a glimpse of Sprint's new network and the spinner icon itself and has a gif of the new icon. Here's our approximation.
Okay fine, that one's just a joke. Here's what the icon actually looks like:
The actual design of the spinning icon isn't necessarily as tacky as, say, a flaming "4G" logo (or strobing lens flares), but its constant motion certainly has high potential to be disruptive to a user's overall experience.
via Android Central