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    Google Android P developer preview released

    Highlights are its richer notifications, screen notch support, and optimisations.
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    Re: Google Android P developer preview released

    But will it come to my Nexus 6P

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    Re: Google Android P developer preview released

    Am I only the only one who thinks the idea of a notch is dumb? I get wanting extra screen space but why not just squeeze the top bezel thinner (The width of the camera/speaker -a bout 5mm) rather than have a weird notch that gets in the way???
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    Re: Google Android P developer preview released

    Quote Originally Posted by cheesemp View Post
    Am I only the only one who thinks the idea of a notch is dumb? I get wanting extra screen space but why not just squeeze the top bezel thinner (The width of the camera/speaker -a bout 5mm) rather than have a weird notch that gets in the way???
    Cause its easier to sell a fad than something which actually does something useful??


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    Re: Google Android P developer preview released

    It's a wow thing I guess...but it can be used to increase real estate. If you go totally thin bezels then how do you put an earphone for example, on the top? Proximity sensor? Camera?
    You could of course get rid of the earphone I guess and make it bluetooth headset only (I beat you to it Apple don't ya dare) but that's a step too far for most people. Sony have tried with inscreen speakers (well make the panel act like a speaker) but I reckon a notch is easier and probably better. Just an example, the S9 has stereo front speakers...no place for them unless you have a notch or bezels
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    Re: Google Android P developer preview released

    Quote Originally Posted by 3dcandy View Post
    Sony have tried with inscreen speakers (well make the panel act like a speaker)
    Did they do that on a phone? I was looking at an LG OLED that had this, and it worked quite well - I think maturing that tech a bit should make notches useless - and a pop-up selfie camera

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    Re: Google Android P developer preview released

    Much bigger screen though. Remember someone else has done it in a phone but not who. And pop up selfie camera has been done this year, but again can't remember who
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    Re: Google Android P developer preview released

    Ahhh just found the Vivo Apex that has BOTH!!!!! It is a concept though

    Fingerprint scanner is in screen as well...

    https://www.cnet.com/news/vivo-apex-...hone-mwc-2018/
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    Re: Google Android P developer preview released

    Quote Originally Posted by 3dcandy View Post
    Much bigger screen though. Remember someone else has done it in a phone but not who. And pop up selfie camera has been done this year, but again can't remember who
    Think I spotted it in a Huawei laptop, would suit me as I rarely use the user-facing camera anyway

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    Re: Google Android P developer preview released

    Essential phone have a patent oot too for a pop-up selfie camera
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    Re: Google Android P developer preview released

    Why not just have a screen over the entire surface with just a dot cut out for the camera and speaker.

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    Re: Google Android P developer preview released

    Quote Originally Posted by Kumagoro View Post
    Why not just have a screen over the entire surface with just a dot cut out for the camera and speaker.
    Have you seen the size of a speaker? That's why there is a notch....
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