Notch supportBloomberg detailed several significant changes being prepared for this year's Android "P" release in a report yesterday. According to the publication, Google wants to enable a "new generation" of smartphones which have bezel-less displays. They'll be adorned with a characteristic sensor "notch" at the top. The iPhone X's notch is one of the handset's most distinctive and divisive design components. Unable to fully integrate the earpiece and sensors into the display, Apple added a cut-out at the top to keep them included. It's the company's best effort to combine the iPhone X's intended design with the core functionality of a smartphone. Viewed by some as unsightly but by others as a unique approach to aesthetics, the resulting design clearly differentiates the X as separate from Android devices and other iPhones. Like with any major iPhone redesign, the look's likely to be included in competing high-end Android smartphones launching over the next few months. According to Bloomberg, Google thinks that adding notch compatibility as a native Android feature will improve the software's design and help convince Apple fans to switch. Apple still retains a lead in high-end smartphone sales, something Google's increasingly discontented with.
Assistant linksGoogle's also said to be planning deeper integration between Google Assistant and core Android components. It wants to increase adoption of its AI in an effort to develop more meaningful relationships with consumers. The company is trying to present its brand as a digital companion service, moving away from its reputation for web-based search technology.
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