Some may live with a cut-open look, but most of them have decided to keep their thighs and use an option to hide them. Unfortunately, the last security patch from August removed the switch.
This, of course, led to customer dissatisfaction in the Nokia forums, and the staff said that Google had forced them to do so without any additional explanations. We can only accept why Google wants to remove this feature, but we believe that this causes problems for some applications.
The Android One platform is designed to give you experience with an Android smartphone, and Google retains strict control over the participating manufacturers. The label switch does not seem like a heavy set, but it can prevent future updates.
For example, the latest version of Android 9.0 Pie has built-in note-taking that you can hide it, and since Android One’s devices should get the latest rate of the operating system, Nokia 6.1 Plus will eventually get a cutout. Or we hope it will be like this.
At the same time, you are stuck with a score, whether you like it or not.
UPDATE: Juho Sarvikas, the company’s CPO, wrote on Twitter that they will bring an emergency switch. However, no further details were provided, for example, when and why they did it at all. He’s either talking about updating Android 9.0 Pie, or they’ve agreed with Google. In any case, we hope users will not have to wait too long for their settings to be returned.
Just to close the “notch gate”, we will enable setting to black out notch on the Nokia 6.1 Plus.
Have a great & relaxing weekend everyone! 🏖️ #nokiamobile
— Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) September 7, 2018