The highlight of the Apple iPhone 14 Pro series is the new Dynamic Island feature, which transforms the cropped screen into a usable interactive area that allows users to monitor and control various functions on the phone.
Since Apple introduced this, it was inevitable that Android brands would follow suit and bring similar functionality to their software skins.
Realme has officially announced the next feature in its software skin, Realme UI, Realme Island.
Realme made a community post asking its users to co-create Realme Island. Has asked the members of the Realme Community (opens in new tab)for Island ideas, which users can submit as drawings, GIFs, or plain text. It explains how this feature would work, what it would look like, and how it would be beneficial.
Realme UI developers will review all proposals submitted via the company’s Google form posted on the community forum.
Redmi is also developing an island-like dynamic feature for its Redmi K60 series of phones. GSMarena reports (opens in new tab) that MIUI developers have already started working on a similar feature for Xiaomi devices.
It is also worth noting that third-party implementations of Dynamic Island are now available for Xiaomi devices.
Apple leads, everyone follows?
Apple is the most influential technology company in the world. What it does, soon becomes the industry standard.
Apple removed the headphone jack from its phones; now most phones don’t come with one. Apple removed the charger from the box; some brands have already removed it and others will remove it soon.
Dynamic Island is the standout feature of the iPhone 14 Pro series, creating more hype for this generation than any iPhone before it. Not only that, it’s a change to the user experience on iPhones. It will inevitably find its way into Android phones.
It’s no surprise that Realme and Redmi are working on such a feature for their phones. Dynamic Island clones may soon be available on most Android phones. We can even expect an official version rollout on Google’s Android soon, if it’s popular enough.