Android P will look more like iPhone X thanks to notch support
Be prepared for more Android phones with the iPhone X's notch design coming this year!
Sources told Bloomberg that Google is planning on an overhaul of the Android interface for the next generation of smartphones which will copy the "notch" design of the iPhone X. This is part of Google's overall strategy to get iPhone users to switch to Android by improving the aesthetics of the software.
The Android update, due later in the year, will also more tightly integrate Google’s digital assistant, improve battery life on phones and support new designs, like multiple screens and foldable displays, the people added.
By embracing the "notch" design of the iPhone X, Android phone makers have to design their devices with cutouts at the top to accommodate cameras and other sensors. Another key feature of the upcoming Android version, also known as Android P, will focus on Google Assistant. Developers can integrate the digital assistant with their apps.
Google's major overhaul of the Android interface this year is the direct opposite of what Apple plans to do with iOS 12. The latter is working to improve the performance and stability of the software.