Google’s upcoming software update for its Android smartphone operating system will „embrace“ an iPhone X notch-like design, according to people familiar with the company’s plans speaking to Bloomberg.
With the software, referred to as Android P, Google is readying a „new generation“ of Android smartphones that will be „mimicking“ the iPhone X’s front-facing camera cutout design.
Just like iPhone X, this cutout is believed to be where Android smartphone makers will be placing cameras and other sensors to help Android phones compete with Apple devices in the high-end market.
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The „notch,“ or sensor housing on the iPhone X is the single most polarizing design decision Apple made when creating its new flagship smartphone. Some people hate the way the notch eats into the display, while others appreciate that extra bit of visible space.
Love it or hate it, the notch is here to stay until Apple finds a better way to integrate the TrueDepth camera system into its iPhone lineup. Luckily, while the notch can be disturbing at first, most people find it’s easy to become accustomed to. In the video below, we explore the notch, how it affects day to day iPhone X usage, how apps are compensating, and some ways to hide it.