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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 bit surprised by some of the announcements. I have some thoughts on the Apple Watch Ultra, but I’ll be saving those for another time. Instead, I’m going to take a look at a few things that the iPhone 14, mainly the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max, “stole” from previous Android phones.

Dynamic Island – LG V10

Examples of how the iPhone 14 Pro's Dynamic Island screen cut out can be useful

(Image credit: Apple)

Perhaps the most polarizing announcement during Apple’s “Far Out” event was the introduction of the Dynamic Island with the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max. Apple finally did what everyone has been asking for since the iPhone X was introduced and ditched the notch. It’s still hanging around 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.

The Dynamic Island may seem like some revolutionary new feature, and while that’s true to a certain extent, the fact remains that LG got there first with the LG V10. In an effort to provide users with a different way to interact with their notifications, LG introduced the “Second Screen.” With the Second Screen, users could set shortcuts for contacts, view incoming notifications, and control whatever music was playing, all without using the main display.

LG V10 Second Screen settings

(Image credit: Jerry Hildenbrand / Android Central)

It was one of those instances 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 kept the Second Screen around, providing essentially the same implementation, but it was still met with mixed results. Some V20 owners found this to be extremely convenient, while others found that “it doesn’t really add much to the experience.”

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