You’ll be able to hide the huge notch on the Google Pixel 3 XL
A very welcome addition.
You’re pretty much in one of two camps when it comes to the latest smartphone craze – the infamous notch. Either you think it’s a step forward and towards a completely bezel-free front or you think it’s an eyesore and an abomination.
Check out the tweet:
For people who prefer a more traditional smartphone look, we’ve added an option to hide the display cutout (the notch).
— Made by Google (@madebygoogle) October 9, 2018
Currently available in Android P developer options
This functionality is already available through Android P developer options, but from the tweet above, I assume there will be an easier way to add the bar at some point in the near future.
Notch on, notch off. Current Android P developer option, which isn't new. Not sure yet if the option Google has confirmed is this, or some kind of user-facing setting that will put time/date/notifs up there. pic.twitter.com/4cpebmUoYq
— Stephen Hall (@hallstephenj) October 10, 2018
At present, the black bar simply pushes down the time and notifications and puts them below the notch. No word yet if there will be an option to include the notifications within the black bar, but we’ve reached out to Google to see if the company can clarify.
Will you be looking at options to hide the notch on the Google Pixel 3 XL? Let us know below.
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