New changes on devices usually tend to spark positive reactions from some users and negative users from others. While some users get excited about the changes, others actually get irritated, and criticize the change. This is not different with the new update on the Nokia 6.1 Plus.
The Nokia 6.1 Plus was only launched recently, but it is already up for its first software update. This is not really surprising, considering the fact that this has been the case with HMD. The device is already receiving a firmware update that comes with improvement in system stability, and includes the August Android security patch.
One particular thing that is easily noticeable in the update is the fact that it has disabled the ability to hide the notch on the Nokia 6.1 Plus. This feature was present before the update, and many users enjoyed it, considering the fact that many complained about the presence of the top notch. The removal of the hiding feature has been confirmed by a number of users.
The notch hiding feature worked by changing either side of the notch to black, thereby making it appear to be absent. However, even when this is done, the notification icons still remain on the strip. Still, this feature is very useful for people who do not really fancy the notch which is now present on so many devices, The trend started with the iPhone X which was welcomed with many iPhone X trolls on the internet.
What this means for users of the Nokia 6.1 Plus is that they now have to live with the notch, whether they like it or not. Not everyone is a fan of the notch, and this is why many Android smartphone manufacturers who offer phones with notches give the option to hide it.
This new development from Nokia has been received by a lot of complaints from users. It is still not clear why HMD took this step. In fact, it is being speculated that it is probably an error that will be corrected in a subsequent firmware update. If the feature was deliberately removed however, then users will have to live with it.
This makes it the second time of recent that HMD Global is imposing software restrictions. Earlier, through the August security update, the company blocked the ability to unlock bootloader on some of their phones.
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