Nokia recently launched its latest smartphone — Nokia 6.1 Plus in India and the Android One smartphone has already received the August security update, which seems good when compared to its rivals. However, users who brought the newly launched 6.1 Plus phone, were reporting that the 'hide notch' option goes missing after updating the August security patch.
Before the August security patch update, users had the option to hide the notch with a black strip that provided the illusion of a no notch screen. Sadly, the option was removed after the update, sparking customer's dissatisfaction. Following this issue, a moderator named Laura responded to one of the complaints on the forum and asserted that 'Unfortunately we had to remove the notch hide option as per Google requirement.'
This further means that Google decided not to give users the option to switch from 'default mode.' (To recall, the Nokia 6.1 Plus is a member of the Google's Android One programme, therefore, the search giant has a high control on the smartphone's software developments.)
And interestingly, the latest update is that the Juho Sarvikas, company's CPO, tweeted that they will bring back the notch toggle. However, no other information has been provided as to when that option will come or whether it will arrive with Android Pie and why did they do that in the first place.
Just to close the "notch gate", we will enable setting to black out notch on the Nokia 6.1 Plus.— Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) September 7, 2018
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