The Beta version of Android P continues to let us know new functionalities as the days go by. The latest from Google has profoundly renewed its navigation buttons , the battery option has improved and it gives us a greater control over our applications , although nobody is resistant to fads and Google is no exception, because if we start to fiddle with the display settings of Android P we will find a curious option to mobile with double notch .
I know that some of you will be holding your hands to your head, and that although the notch has been well received by many, for others it is nothing more than a trait copied from the iPhone X that removes personality to the operating system of the great G .
Android P Dev Preview 2 therefore includes the option to see what our smartphone would be like an upper and lower notch , and although this may seem a more anecdotal simulation than anything else, the truth is that it would not be unreasonable to see a smartphone with this design.
This simulator allows developers to adapt their applications to the possibility of a double notch, being able to see from the beginning how this feature would affect its functionality and viewing.
But Android P goes further and includes even the option of a notch in the right corner of the screen, which would move the content of the notification bar to the right.
Many of you will think that Google is only healing in health and that this functionality is actually more anecdotal than anything else and that phones with double notch will never be a reality, but the truth is that this could be much closer than what We believe, since last April, ZTE showed us some renders of a device called ZTE Iceberg that already made use of the double notch.
ZTE is not going through a good time now and it does not seem that this smartphone is going to be a reality too soon, but that is not an obstacle for any other company to go ahead and decide to risk with a design of these characteristics.
The truth is that a notch, aesthetic opinions apart, allows the manufacturers of a smartphone to reduce to the minimum expression the top frame of the phone, but the usefulness of a second notch at the bottom of the screen is still quite uncertain.
What is the point of distributing the sensors and camera on both sides of the screen? Even smartphones with a greater number of sensors such as the iPhone X need a single notch to include both the camera and a complex facial recognition system, so it seems that the functionality of a second notch is reduced to the inclusion of a second speaker or pure aesthetics.
Anyway, it never hurts to be prepared for the future, and we assume that this idea is what has led Google people to add the mobile simulator with double notch. We will see what the future holds for us.