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Android P may add support for iPhone X's notch

Screenshot 2018 02 13 22 25 21 Android P may add support for iPhone X's notch
Melba Vasquez | 14 February, 2018, 22:01

As per a Bloomberg report, a key goal of Android P, the successor to Android Oreo, will be to persuade more iPhone users to make the switch to Android.

To further enhance Android's appeal, Google is also working on features that would improve the software's effects on smartphone battery life, according to the report.

According to Bloomberg, one of the biggest changes in Android P will be the way it embraces a new wave of phones that feature notches similar to Apple's flagship.

Android P, which is internally called Pistachio Ice Cream, will be the 14th publicly available major version of Android. Google will continue on to its path of improving the Google Assistant will try to integrate more into the OS, starting with Google's own apps. The Essential Phone was one such venture, even if it never made it off the ground, with a non-traditional camera notch. It's more likely that Google is trying to make it easier for its OS to handle devices with a wide variety of displays, rather than simply latching on to the iPhone X's momentum.

If that's accurate, then Bloomberg may have just confirmed that the Pixel 3 series, due this fall, might come with an iPhone X-like design. But that also doesn't mean Google is explicitly promoting notched screens, either. After all, users who spend on high-end and expensive phones are also those who spend more financial resources on apps and other software services. Details are scarce but we believe more rumors and speculations will be published a few weeks before the Google I/O 2018 event where the tech giant will reveal the new dessert.

Android P will pay special attention to Google Assistant. If Google is indeed making sure Android P supports iPhone X like designs, the best way to demo this particular feature is to release a Pixel model this year sporting an advanced front-facing 3D facial recognition system. Unfortunately, none of these changes will be implemented until the next year, the source states. We already have Andy Rubin's Essential Phone with the notch-design, and Huawei is expected to join the flock soon.

It isn't uncommon for Google to drop the internal code name for the official naming of its latest Android operating system.

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