Dynamic Island close-up on iPhone 14 Pro

Five things the iPhone 14 stole from Android

The dust is still settling now that Apple has officially unveiled the iPhone 14 lineup, and we were a little surprised by some of the announcements. I have a few thoughts on the Apple Watch Ultra, but I’ll save those for another time. Instead, I’ll take a look at a few things that the iPhone 14, primarily the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max, “stole” from previous Android phones.

Dynamic Island — LG V10

Examples of how the iPhone 14 Pro Dynamic Island screen cutout can be useful

(Image credit: Apple)

Perhaps the most polarizing announcement during Apple’s “Far Out” event was the introduction of Dynamic Island with the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max. Apple finally did what everyone had been asking for since the introduction of the iPhone X and ditched the notch. It still lags on the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, but it makes sense from the perspective of Apple wanting to offer some type of differentiating feature between its non-Pro and Pro models.

Dynamic Island might sound like a revolutionary new feature, and while that’s true to some degree, the fact remains that LG came first with the LG V10. In an effort to provide users with a different way to interact with their notifications, LG has introduced the “Second Screen”. With the second screen, users could set shortcuts for contacts, view incoming notifications, and control music playing, all without using the main screen.

LG V10 second screen settings

(Image credit: Jerry Hildenbrand/Android Central)

This was one of those cases where LG tried to do something different, but the overall implementation and lack of support doomed the second screen from the start. The LG V20 retained the second screen, offering essentially the same implementation, but it still encountered mixed results. Some V20 owners have found this extremely convenient, while others have found that “it doesn’t really add much to the experience”.


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