The Essential Phone already allows you to force applications to use all of the screen oblivious of the notch

Essential Notch


The Essential Phone was the first smartphone to enter the already popular ‘notch’, that peninsula in the upper part of the device where to place sensors and front camera. A solution that has enabled us to expand the ratio of screen considerably, but a trick to level design that has not convinced all of the users.

Environment to ‘notch’ are emerging several options to try to deal with him, from ocultarlo to make as if nothing happened. In the future this notch will end up disappearing by the more advanced solutions, but we have a couple of years where mobile phones are going to have to living with, this added as if it were a part of any smartphone.

Manufacturers such as ASUS or Huawei allow using software to add a black strip so that the notch is not noticeable. What happens here is that you lose part of the screen. We now see how Essential has updated their device to Android 8.1 Oreo, and the latest version has added an option to configure the ‘notch’ regardless of whether the application is suitable for this purpose.


Notch Essential

The Essential Phone is not available in many markets, but represents a device that is very interesting to follow as it used to be at the forefront of innovation within the Android ecosystem. Add a little something that others might copy these settings to the ‘notch. From Settings > System > developer Options > Settings Essential ‘notch’ we found three options for marking how they should behave the apps in relation to the peninsula.

  • The first of them is ‘Recommended by Essential’. If we mark this option will be the phone itself who decides which apps are displayed in full and which are not. It is assumed that the own company will be studied in what works well with this option.

  • If you mark the option ‘do not use the area of the notch in horizontal mode’ will see a black strip at the turn. Is an option that many manufacturers have been added and the most common to find.

  • In third option we have the ‘always use the area of the notch’. With this, all applications are displayed full screen and act as if the notch does not exist. For example in apps like Netflix or Youtube, the video will be displayed to full but as we see in the following image the ‘notch’ could cut us the video.

Notch Essential Phone Netflix Application, filling up the whole screen despite the notch. | Image AP

What are the benefits then? Mainly the customization of the behavior. Essential does not leave us to choose only how to display the images, also choose which ones we want to act in a certain way. For example in browsers or text readers we may want to add a black strip, while in apps video we don’t care about the ‘notch’ as we want much more possible screen better.

this is Not the first time nor will it be the last that we try on solutions to deal with the ‘notch’. It will be increasingly common to find devices that include it and the software should be our best ally for this addition as useful as possible. If that is possible.

Via | Android Police
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The Essential Phone already allows you to force applications to use all of the screen oblivious of the notch
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April 9, 2018

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