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Google asks developers to adapt their apps to 18: 9 screens

After the digital reader and dual cameras, the latest trend in the market is the proportions of differentiated screens. LG introduced the G6 with 18: 9 aspect ratio, while Samsung invested in an 18.5: 9 panel in the new Galaxy S8. Other brands should do the same in their next releases, so Google has already decided to work with developers so they can adapt their apps.

Screens 18: 9: The Trend of 2017?

After LG and Samsung, many other manufacturers should incorporate this screen aspect into their next releases, especially high-end models. Sammy calls the dashboard of the new S8 Univisium, because of the look, proportion and also the curved edges, which make it appear that the device has almost no edges.

Each company will give a different name or change some specification, such as 18.5: 9 instead of 18: 9, but overall, what we will see this year will be larger, narrower and longer screens.

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18: 9 below and 16: 9 above / Screenshots: AndroidPIT

The problem with coming up with this pattern is in the format of the applications we currently use, which are designed to run in 16: 9 aspect. Not only applications, but games are also developed with this aspect ratio in mind. When not adapted, black bars are displayed on the sides of the panel.

Google asks developers to tailor their apps

To get around this problem on these new devices, and prevent futures from going through this situation, Google has decided to take action. The company issued a statement to the developers to make the necessary adjustments to the new format. The note below was posted by Big G on the Android Developers blog:

In order to take full advantage of the larger display formats on these smartphones, you should consider increasing the maximum screen ratio supported by your applications. We recommend that you develop your applications to support screen ratios of 2: 1 (18: 9) or higher.

In addition to the size, it would be interesting to have an adaptation in the content that is displayed by each application, as they could now display more information and commands in a larger proportion. This change has little to do with tablets, but we expect it to advance as these new screens arrive on the global market.

What did you think of this new screen pattern? I believe opening new possibilities for manufacturers?

This article was written in partnership with editor Bruno Salutes, from AndroidPIT Brazil

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