Google to Manufacturers: No More Than Two Notches Per Device, Please

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It also contains some rules for manufacturers to follow when producing smartphones with cutouts. Additionally, Google also highlights that in order for cutouts to not intrude or negatively affect apps, two requirements are needed.

According to the Android Developers Blog, Google will be mandating certain requirements for app compatibility on devices, that all smartphone makers on the Android program will have to adhere to.

Although notches are present on smartphones running Android Oreo, the upcoming major release Android P offers official platform support for the notch.

Within these constraints, devices can place cutouts wherever they want. Google does not want notches placed on the long edges of an Android phone.

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Even before Android P was officially announced, we knew that Google was planning on including notch support for Android devices this year.

Phone designers were apparently going overboard if Google had prevent them from putting in three or more. And in a recent Android Developers Blog post, Google described in greater detail what it's doing to enhance the functionality of modern displays, both with and without notches. As a matter of fact, there can be only one notch per short edge, and there can't be multiple cutouts on the same margin. And it says, "By default, in fullscreen or landscape orientation, the entire cutout area must be letterboxed". The company explained how it had made it easier for developers to utilize the cutout area efficiently in Android P, and also encouraged them to test their apps using an Android P device or the Android Emulator before publication.

"During our user research we have often seen status bars filled with icons on Android devices". This comes due to the new display notch trend that has hit the smartphone industry, ever since the launch of the iPhone X past year. So far, the most popular solution is a screen cutout.

Notches are either the bane of everyones existence, or just a future part of mobile life, at least until manufacturers work out how to incorporate the relevant sensors underneath the display.

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