Google to Update Android for iPhone X-like Notch Designs [Report]

Google to Update Android for iPhone X-like Notch Designs [Report]

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Google is planning to update Android to better accommodate smartphone designs that mimic the iPhone X's notched display, reports Bloomberg.

While Android dominates the middle and low-end of the global smartphone market, Apple controls much of the high-end with users who spend more on apps and other services. Embracing the notch may help change that. The design will mean more new Android phones with cutouts at the top of their screens to fit cameras and other sensors. That will likely support new features, helping Android device makers keep up with similar Apple technology.

Currently, Essential is the only major Android smartphone to feature a notch; however, Huawei is said to be working on a similar model.

Other updates to Android are said to include tighter integration with Google Assistant, improved battery life, support for smartphones with unique designs (multiple screens, foldable displays). Additionally, Google is trying to improve the look of the operating system to persuade more iPhone users to switch platforms.

Notably, Android's 'dramatic' redesign comes as Apple is reportedly refocusing its efforts on software quality rather than outward facing features. The new version of Android is internally being called 'Pistachio Ice Cream' but will likely have a different name when launched.

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Google to Update Android for iPhone X-like Notch Designs [Report]
Peepeepeee - February 13, 2018 at 5:18pm
Notch has always been FUGLY and always will be. Worst design decision ever.
D4xM4Nx - February 13, 2018 at 10:50am
Hahahahaha it's nice that not only Samsung but google now has us amused. Way to go! Don't forget to copy the small AF bezels, it'll be needed to achieve a successful aiFon XXX clone :P
Apple fanboy - February 13, 2018 at 2:20am
Google fanboys got egged on their faces for bashing iPhone X! This proves Google is just a big thief playing catch up to Apple!
PHUKAI - February 13, 2018 at 5:26am
That was as.samsung.
John Simmons - February 13, 2018 at 1:57am
I say BS and paid propaganda. :) I will believe it when I see it.
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