It happens, folks, and it was inevitable.
A few weeks after Apple launched its iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max, some Android smartphone makers, including Xiaomi and Realme, began openly discussing adding a feature similar to Apple’s “Dynamic Island.” to their phones.
And now, thanks to an app called DynamicSpot (via The Verge), you can have something akin to Dynamic Island on your Android phone today.
Let’s face it, a version of Dynamic Island is probably coming to Android phones
The app, created by developer Jawomo, is described as a “mini multitasking feature, making it easy to access recent notifications or phone status changes.” It’s essentially a copy of Dynamic Island’s functionality: a small black bar surrounding the camera cutout that provides notifications and can be exploited to expand into a widget-like version of the corresponding app.
Long press to expand the popup, single press to open the app, like on the iPhone 14 Pro.
Credit: DynamicSpot/Play Store
The app doesn’t have all the functionality of Apple’s Dynamic Island, which is deeply integrated into the phone and can show notifications for many phone functions. It does, however, have one option that Apple doesn’t offer, and that’s to adjust the size and position of the “island” itself. This way, you should be able to get DynamicSpot’s island to work well with most Android devices, regardless of where their selfie camera cutout is and what it looks like.
The DynamicSpot is available on Google Play. It’s free to download, but additional features like tapping apps to open them will cost you $4.99.