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Google Is Reportedly Replicating iPhone X’s Notch In Future Android Phones
By Mikelle Leow, 13 Feb 2018
Image via Apple Newsroom
The controversial iPhone X notch has been widely talked about since its debut in November. Now that some time has passed, it becomes clear that some people have either grown to love its aesthetic or only pretend to hate it. Beneath all the frowns, Chinese smartphone makers see a demand in devices adorned by the feature.
Now, even Google might want in on #CampNotch. Bloomberg reports that the company is targeting iOS users and plans to get them to switch to Android with devices that sport similar designs and tech to the iPhone X.
“Google is working on an overhaul of its Android mobile software for a new generation of smartphones mimicking Apple’s controversial new ‘notch’ at the top of the iPhone X, according to people familiar with the situation.”
While cheaper copycats tend to focus on mimicking iPhone X’s appearance, Blomberg describes that Google is also hoping to match the phone’s technological capabilities in its future models.
“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,” says Bloomberg.
“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.”
While you await the possible surge of high-end “notched” Android phones, you might want to boost your current mobile-using experience and tweak your device so it feels as smooth as an iPhone.
[via 9to5Mac, cover image via Apple Newsroom]
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