Maximum of two per phone: Google limits the use of the ‘notch’ to manufacturers in their design guides

Notch Essential


There are those who prefer, there are those who hate it. You are of the group that you are, the fact is they are here to stay, at least for a time. I speak of course of the ‘notch’, Google knows that and wants to set the guidelines to treat them to application developers. And also to manufacturers: a maximum of two notches on the phone.

In a post on his blog of developers of Android was written by the product manager of system interfaces, Megan Potoski, summed up the design guidelines of Android to deal with these notches on the screens once and for all.

With the beta version of Android P already in its final phase, about the official support of Google these cuts and therefore it is not clear which are these guidelines once you land, and also in the face of the screens in the format 18:9 or more elongated.

Recommendations to developers

  • In a cell with notch applications without adaptation are shown correctly, both vertically and horizontally, simply by adding sufficient margin in both modes. Yes, if you are trying to force a specific range, is more likely to give problems, and retouching.

  • take Advantage of the extra space. The ‘notch’ is not just an obsession but it can be useful to increase the useful area of the screen. From Google encourage you to take advantage of it. As an example, Google Maps.

Notch-Maps

  • Verify that it works with all types of notch possible. Of the more narrow as the Essential Phone to other more wide as the OnePlus 6. There is an emulator for it.

Requirements to the manufacturers:

Not to accumulate, maximum two ‘notch’ on the phone: one above and one below
  • That the notch does not harm applications, adding a black frame when the mobile phone is horizontal if needed.

  • There are maximum two notches, one above and another below, but can be in the position that they see fit. The support covers both cuts as focused as esquinados.

For the phones elongated

Every time, are the most popular formats more and more elongated, since they can have big screen without sacrificing the grip to a hand. Since Google encourage flexible adaptation to these formats, since they are varied. And if there is no more remedy… put black margins. What are you going to do.

Source | Google Dev


The news Maximum of two per phone: Google limits the use of the ‘notch’ to manufacturers in their design guides was originally published in Xataka Android by David Ortiz .


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Maximum of two per phone: Google limits the use of the ‘notch’ to manufacturers in their design guides
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July 31, 2018


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