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    APPLE NEWS By Will Fastie Clever. That’s what it is. In the very limited coverage we give to Apple and its products, our focus has been on the evoluti
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      The result was the dreaded “notch” at the top of the display, the subject of much gnashing of teeth and wailing.

      So much so that every Android OEM has panicked and copied the notch.

      • #2479824

        So much so that every Android OEM has panicked and copied the notch.

        And then eliminated it. Did you miss this bit?:

        I upgraded to a Samsung Galaxy A53. I wasn’t paying much attention. It wasn’t until this week that I realized the phone doesn’t appear to have a notch — the camera is a small dot centered toward the top of the display (left), with a bit of active display above it.

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    • #2479960

      And then eliminated it. Did you miss this bit?:

      ..That is why they can’t implement proper secure FaceId.

    • #2479963

      I do not have any kind of smart phone, but I have read in several places that this “island” is not liked very much by many of those who have them. Maybe it’s too dynamic?

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      • #2480234

        [Contest] realme Island – Creators’ Challenge

        realme is a Chinese Android OEM.

        What is realme UI added a software trick to turn the camera cutout into a multifunctional feature? The UI around the camera hole could morph into different shapes and sizes to display incoming phone calls, alerts, notifications, and more.

        Finding this idea quite appealing, we at realme have decided to turn to our loyal fans for ideas and suggestions on how such a software feature could be implemented on realme devices.

        Whether with a drawing, a GIF, or simply by describing how it would look and work with your own words, leave a comment down below and let us know your ideas on how a potential realme Island would look and work…

        ..

    • #2479985

      I do not have any kind of smart phone, but I have read in several places that this “island” is not liked very much by many of those who have them. Maybe it’s too dynamic?

      I have read in several places that this “island” is liked very much by many of those who have them and think that it is the best thing that happened since sliced bread.

      Developers are enthusiastic about the ‘island’ and already developing games…for it.

      Android developers are already copying the iPhone 14 Pro’s Dynamic Island (* This have been expected from Android)

      …The Dynamic Island has even been copied on Android. A third-party theme developer for Xiaomi smartphones has already created a Dynamic Island-style notification area for Android devices running Xiaomi’s proprietary MIUI skin. The theme is currently unavailable for download but is under review by Xiaomi before it can be listed on the Mi theme store for download. Either way, it is only a matter of time before the Dynamic Island is copied by more Android developers and maybe even some Android manufacturers in the coming months and years.

    • #2480013

      Alex, Thanks. Good to know. And you just might have, with this comment, returned its balance to the world! I don’t have, as already mentioned, a smart phone with islands rising dynamically from it or otherwise: I’m just an AskWoody Lounger who is interested in learning about the wonder of it all.

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    • #2480089

      And then eliminated it. Did you miss this bit?:

      ..That is why they can’t implement proper secure FaceId.

      Is that why no Android phone, even today, has secure Face ID? I’ve been wondering why for years now. I was a late upgrader from a Samsung NON smart phone almost 5 years ago now. Android phones were not even considered for my first smart phone as none had face ID…hence my first Apple product which I am still happily using (iPhone XR) with the notch and Face ID. I don’t notice the notch.

    • #2480090

      And then eliminated it. Did you miss this bit?:

      ..That is why they can’t implement proper secure FaceId.

      What’s improper about the face recognition I use on my Samsung Galaxy phone?

      If it’s not secure, is that somehow connected with notch elimination? 😕

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    • #2480091

      What’s improper about the face recognition I use on my Samsung Galaxy phone?

      Gee…I’m glad to know Samsung has face ID but I still would not consider it whenever I get a new smart phone:

      “Samsung uses a 2D biometric method, and it’s nowhere close to Apple’s advanced 3D face unlock method. Someone who looks like you or uses an image of your face could unlock your phone.”

      https://www.guidingtech.com/top-ways-to-fix-face-recognition-not-working-in-samsung-galaxy-phones/

      I assume masks are a no-no also for Samsung phones using Face ID.

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        Mele20: “I assume masks are a no-no also for Samsung phones using Face ID.

        And bandages after an operation, cosmetic surgery to improve a contact-sports earned twisted nose, a missing eye (with or without black patch: Arrghh), etc., etc., etc.

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    • #2480383

      The idea of actually having dynamic content that obscures the island is neat. But, still, it’s quite big compared to Android devices. And you’ve already been able to make the notification bar entirely black to hide any notch or pin hole camera on Android for quite some time–which works perfectly if you have an OLED display.

      I would have preferred Apple to just adopt a proper pin hole, maybe slightly bigger to have a second camera for Facetime ID. But still not full notch sized. Then, sure, having the UI designed around that, with dynamic aspects, would be cool.

    • #2480491

      I would have preferred Apple to just adopt a proper pin hole,

      You can’t cram Apple’s FaceID technology.. into a pin hole.
      That is the reason Android fails to secure Faceid.

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    • #2480520

      That is the reason Android fails to secure Faceid.

      That’s a very good point. I found facial recognition on my A53 to be very spotty and decided to turn it off.

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