It was only a matter of time, but Android manufacturers seem to be getting their hands on a beloved iPhone 14 Pro feature. And as it looks now, China’s Realme will be the first to do so. This is a sub-brand of Oppo, which also includes OnePlus. So perhaps the feature will make its way to other brands soon.
What we’re talking about: the Dynamic Island, of course. The iPhone 14 Pro (Max) now offers this option exclusively. But that exclusivity is coming to an end. Not only because possibly all next year’s iPhone models will get the nifty feature, but also because Android manufacturers will start offering it.
Android smartphones with Dynamic Island
That Realme is planning this is evident from a recently deleted tweet. In it, you also got to see what that island looks like and what Realme calls it: the mini capsule.
By the way, this is not the first time Realme has discussed this topic. Back in September 2022, the company announced it would offer the feature.
In the example above, we can see the SuperVOOC logo. That is the charging standard that Oppo offers on its own devices, as well as the smartphones from Realme and OnePlus. You can also see a battery percentage listed. A handy option for Android users, even if this is incredibly copied, of course.
The Dynamic Island is getting better and better
Meanwhile, Dynamic Island on iPhone 14 Pro is getting better and better. Developers know how to use it. For example, you’ll soon be able to display Google Maps navigation on it. And Uber can show how long it will be before the driver arrives at your door, without you having to open the app to do so.
The mini capsule on an upcoming Realme. (Image: 9to5Google)
So iPhone users can already use that island in very convenient ways, and have much to look forward to. There is no real need for such features. But smartphones we have these days for convenience. And so then you have to deal with things like this, which, if they catch on, make the move to Android.