Apple’s new iPhone 14 Pro models received many new hardware upgrades this year. The iPhone 14 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro Max come with a new 48MP main camera and a powerful A16 Bionic chipset. While these upgrades are noteworthy, stealing the show is one of Apple’s software features exclusive to the Pro models. Dynamic Island was announced as a new feature at the Apple event where the area around the pill-shaped and hole-punch cutouts expands or contracts depending on the task at hand.
The new iOS feature for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max is garnering a lot of attention from users online and creating a rightful buzz. And it is not just users, as competitor companies are considering copying the feature for their Android smartphones.
Xiaomi and Realme have asked their users their suggestions on Dynamic Island and if the respective companies should introduce the feature to their Android phones. While most Android smartphones do not feature a dual-notch cutout as the iPhone 14 Pro series, companies are finding ways to use their version of the Dynamic Island around the hole-punch cutout.
Dynamic Island on Xiaomi and Realme Phones Soon?
While Apple has been behind the curve in terms of introducing new features to smartphones, Android has taken the lead. But when Apple does introduce new features on the iPhone, that have already been available on Android phones, it does so with a finesse. The same is the situation with the new Dynamic Island feature.
Xiaomi China President Lu Weibing has asked (via) users if they wanted to see “smart island” functionality on the company’s phones. Weibing responded to a user’s comment, who said “looking forward to the K60 universe, with the blessing of Smart Island.” Xiaomi China’s top chief asked users if they really want the Smart Island feature.
Xiaomi’s arch-rival Realme also asked its community members if they want a “Dream Island” feature. “Can you imagine what if 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, maybe in the future? Well, it’s fun for us to get to know what our community thinks & wants from us,” the company said in its forum.
Realme is asking users to share their suggestions around the possible features that can be introduced to Realme’s version of Dynamic Island, which the company is tentatively calling Realme Island.
A bunch of users on Twitter are dropping suggestions on how Apple (or Android companies) can implement more features in Dynamic Island. Twitter user Parker Ortolani tweeted a thread which suggests various ways in which Dynamic Island can be expanded to multiple use cases. These include notifications, Siri, Hand-off, screenshots, etc.
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