This application allows you to test iPhone 14 Pro Dynamic Island on Android

This application allows you to test iPhone 14 Pro Dynamic Island on Android

In the Play Store you can download the dynamicSpot app, which shows a preview of what the iPhone 14 Pro’s Dynamic Island feature could look like on Android.

dynamicSpot Android Dynamic IslandDynamic Island on Android // Source: dynamicSpot

One of the big new features of the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max is called “Dynamic Island”. Apple’s two most expensive and refined models swap the notch for a pill-shaped stamp at the top of their screen. The apple didn’t stop there though, imagining uses related to the said pill so users don’t think about it too much.

Therefore, with Dynamic Island, iOS uses the area around the stamp to display notifications and contextual information about the applications you have installed. It’s clever and ingenious for Apple to turn a limitation (making a big hole in the screen) into a strength (offering new features) in this way. There will no doubt be attempts to emulate this “dynamic island” on Android.

However, it will not be easy for manufacturers to offer Dynamic Island on Android. Because to achieve the same fluidity and integration as on iOS, this feature would have to be implemented directly in the Android operating system to facilitate the work of application developers. In other words, it would be up to Google to start the initiative instead of letting each manufacturer design a solution in their corner.

dynamicSpot: a preview of Dynamic Island on Android

In the meantime, you can already see what Dynamic Island could look like on Android by downloading dynamicSpot from the Play Store. This application allows you to display a black area around your smartphone’s stamp to indicate incoming notifications or certain practical information (battery level, timer, etc.). We’re staying a long way from what the iPhone 14 Pro does, but it gives a good overview of Android.

Please note that the dynamicSpot function requires authorization to access accessibility services. However, Jawomo, the developer of the app, states that its software is not connected to the internet and that none of your information is collected or shared.

dynamicSpot is also available in Early Access and does not seem to have exhausted its full potential yet. For example, it’s supposed to be able to offer control over how your songs are played, but it didn’t work with YouTube Music from my Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. Finally, note that there is a paid Pro version to unlock more features.

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