Android P concedes to the notch

Google has just released the first developer preview for the next version of Android: Android P. Probably the most interesting detail of Android P is that it concedes to the notch...
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1. afrohoxha

Posts: 199; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

More like "ANDROID :P ". I hope Google with Pixel 3 or Samsung with Note 9 forces this trend to die by introducing a phone close to Vivo Apex, although I'm skeptical due to the amount of sensors a galaxy phone has on the front.

3. Cat97

Posts: 1611; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Google has always went from bad to worse when it comes to notifications. Did they just remove some notification space in order to make room for the notch ? Why not let users choose what to remove from the top bar ? I would rather remove the signal bar icon or battery level indicator if that would make room for more notifications.

5. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5465; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

From bad to worse? They only improved notifications since every version.

4. mrochester

Posts: 925; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Good move Google. People are starting to demand phones that push screens to all of the edges the way Apple has done with the X. Android has to keep up and stay relevant.

11. mootu

Posts: 1264; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

Why when did Apple release an "all screen " phone? The X has a 4mm bezel around every edge and a huge chunk cut out at the top, that's far from "all screen".

6. japkoslav

Posts: 1206; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

"Dammit so many retards copying Essential Phone, I guess we have to make some cutout support in Android" - Google

7. Stickerlicker

Posts: 22; Member since: Sep 08, 2016

Why oh why this ugly notch.

8. Stickerlicker

Posts: 22; Member since: Sep 08, 2016

Fruit phone hahahaha.

9. jove39

Posts: 2136; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Well...I think google had to do this. As Chinese OEM won’t stop making phones with notch.

10. UglyFrank

Posts: 2188; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Moments like this make me think we need a new OS or at least for Tizen to be an option in S devices

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