This app lets you get the unsightly iPhone X 'notch' on any Android phone
by Victor Hristov / Sep 19, 2017, 4:51 AM
The new iPhone X is all about that all-screen design and... that unsightly notch right there in the middle. Apple is not making any effort to somehow hide or mask it in the iOS interface, so it will likely stick out prominently, especially in full-screen photos and videos.
And... now you can have it on your Android phone too.
A new app called XOutOf10 has surfaced just recently that brings that black 'notch' right there on your Android notification center.
"You, the average Android user, probably had a laugh on Apple users about the new camera bump that covers the screen's content," the developer writes on GitHub. "Well, you won't pay 999$ just to test it. And now, you don't need to!"
You can try the app yourself as it's available at GitHub (link right below, coding skills required) and it will work on Android phones with Android 6.0 Marshmallow or later. It will not properly work with Oreo, if you happen to run an early build, though.
And yes, of course, the app is for fun and is a great way to have a laugh at your iPhone X-craving friends out there.
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I rather not have the notch.
posted on Sep 19, 2017, 4:55 AM 13
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This is such a colossally terrible UI choice I wonder how it ever made its way out of testing.... how do you just put something right on the side of the screen like that.... thats almost like adding a physical home button, but just putting it right in the middle of the bottom of the screen... INNOVATION!!!
posted on Sep 22, 2017, 12:30 AM 0
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This app is "top notch".
posted on Sep 19, 2017, 5:10 AM 29
Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 06, 2017
and once again apple hardware feature, made available on android using software :D
posted on Sep 19, 2017, 5:16 AM 13
Posts: 31; Member since: Jan 05, 2015
Not sure your post makes sense. Thought there are 3D depth sensing cameras hidden in the notch, how is that replicable through software?
posted on Sep 19, 2017, 5:49 AM 0
So this app will extend the screen on top to have two tabs on the Samsung S8 where there's nothing but glass and plastic right now? Cool. Is there an app to get rid of the bottom bezel as well?
posted on Sep 19, 2017, 5:22 AM 2
Posts: 370; Member since: Oct 10, 2016
How about an iOS program that places the Notch on current and older iPhones? So they can all share in that envy?
posted on Sep 19, 2017, 5:39 AM 5
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Cant the camera be under the screen and the backlight be designed that way that it's illuminatting the spots the camera takes? to have a transparent camera under the screen...
posted on Sep 19, 2017, 5:42 AM 0
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