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A copycat version of the iPhone 14 Pro's Dynamic Island has arrived on Android's Google Play Store in the form of an app called "dynamicSpot."

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The app, still in beta, offers customers several different experiences at the top of their smartphones. In its current form, dynamicSpot offers playback control for songs, timers, battery status, and more features coming soon, according to the app's description. dynamicSpot also offers customization features not available on Apple's Dynamic Island.
With dynamicSpot you can easily get the iPhone 14 Pro Dynamic Island feature on your device! dynamicSpot gives you Dynamic Island mini multitasking feature, making it easier to access recent notifications or phone status changes. Just tap on the little black popup to open the displayed app, long press the popup to expand it and view more details. iPhone's Dynamic Island is not customizable, but dynamicSpot is! You can change interaction settings, select when to show or hide the popup or which apps should appear.
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iPhone 14 Pro's Dynamic Island

Instead of leaving the pill-shaped area at the top of the display unused, Apple decided to create new experiences for iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max users. Dynamic Island displays various types of information and controls to users, including Now Playing, timers, and other system-wide alerts such as AirPods connecting. Chinese smartphone maker realme indirectly called Apple's Dynamic Island "quite appealing" as it looks to crowdsource ideas to replicate it.

Article Link: Android App Copying iPhone 14 Pro's Dynamic Island Released on Play Store
 

Spaceboi Scaphandre

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It's kind of depressing that the Android world seems so interested in a feature that's passable enough for most Apple diehards to pass on this year's phone. You've got a full top row, guys… have some self-esteem.

It's because Android users have the ability to modify the OS like this and their phones always get cool features like a back display for notifications. So they're used to cool stuff like this, while we end up waiting years for stuff like customizable lock screens and always on displays.

We really need sideloading...

EDIT: Seeing the dislikes it's amazing how many people on this forum are still adamantly against sideloading just because Craig Federighi said "sideloading bad" despite nearly every tech expert and the virtually every other mobile platform proving otherwise. Guys, there's nothing wrong with giving people the choice for a sideloading toggle. Hate it all you want but eventually it's gonna have to come now that the Digital Markets Act is law in Europe.
 
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PeterG727

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No, there’s is just called laggy island 😂
First of all, this is from some 3rd party developer and not a manufacturer implemented feature. Secondly, this is not 2010. Times have changed. Android is not laggy. It is now a lot smoother with even faster scrolling speed. If you want to talk about bad lags, look no further than the iphone version of google maps.
 

Derekuda

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For once, Android is copying Apple....who'd have thought.
Android OS (aka Google) is not copying. This is just an app made by a user. Android has the option to do stuff like this.... I can also my my Android look like a windows 10 PC if i wanted to. A simple free software allows android users to do stuff that Apple wants to charge its users $1000+ for. Not sure who is "losing" in this scenario? Pretty sure its apple as this is the only "innovation" they can come up with to charge money for a new slightly altered phone design.
 
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