Newsletter: Netflix And Sony Join Forces & Android Display Cutout Guidelines

Newsletter: Netflix And Sony Join Forces & Android Display Cutout Guidelines

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“This life, which had been the tomb of his virtue and of his honor, is but a walking shadow; a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” – William Shakespeare

NETFLIX AND SONY TEAM UP

THE STORY

Netflix and Sony come together to develop Netflix Calibrated Mode that will only be available for Sony BRAVIA Master Series – A9F OLED & Z9F LED TVs.

WHAT’S IN NETFLIX CALIBRATED MODE?

Now, Netflix users will be able to view the display mode as the creators intended to. With much better studio quality picture mastering, precise colors, accurate dynamic contrast and true motion, this feature will be only available exclusively for Sony BRAVIA MASTER Series – A9F OLED & Z9F LED TVs.

Calibrated Mode is developed by both Sony’s picture quality and device experts & Netflix’s color scientists. It will strengthen Sony’s image processing, with which the display will not only be limited to 4K and HDR and will configure the TV like creators calibrate their monitors in post-production.

WILL IT BRING MORE VIEWERS?

Yes, this seems to be a good move for Netflix, as viewers will definitely want to view movies and shows online on Netflix with more amazing picture quality in 4K and HDR and advanced audio with Dolby Atmos.

On this Scott Mirer, Vice President, Device Partner Ecosystem at Netflix wrote in a blog post,

“We see viewing hours for 4K and HDR content climbing dramatically, and today roughly one-third of Smart TVs that use Netflix support HDR.”

On teaming up with Sony, he wrote,

“Netflix and Sony share a deep immersion in the studio world both as technology leaders and content creators. So, for us, these stories aren’t just TV shows or movies — they’re works of art. And preserving creative intent is important not only to the storytellers but also to the viewer, because color, brightness and sound are all part of the story.

We can’t wait for our members around the world watching on Sony’s new BRAVIA MASTER Series TVs to get this fantastic experience and – for the very first time – to deliver studio quality picture mastering to the living room with Netflix Calibrated Mode.”


ANDROID SUPPORT DISPLAY CUTOUTS FOR EDGE-TO-EDGE SCREEN DEVICES

THE STORY

Android announced that they will support display cutouts on smartphones running Android P to help out device manufacturers and also to make user experience better on edge-to-edge screen.

WHAT IS DISPLAY CUTOUT?

It is an area that is extended into edge-to-edge display and also provides space on front side of the phone for important sensors. Now display cutouts on phones running Android P (API level 28) and higher are supported officially by Android.

And manufacturers for phones running Android 8.1 or lower can choose if they want to support display cutout or not.

For display cutout devices with Android P must follow the guidelines given by Android that is:

  • A single edge can contain at most one cutout.
  • A device cannot have more than two cutouts.
  • A device cannot have cutouts on either of its longer edges.
  • In portrait orientation with no special flags set, the status bar must extend to at least the height of the cutout.
  • By default, in full screen or landscape orientation, the entire cutout area must be letterboxed.

And also, now app developers have to develop apps keeping these guidelines in mind.

LIST OF ANDROID P BETA DEVICES

Android P Beta is available for the following devices:

  • Essential Phone
  • Google Pixel 2
  • Google Pixel 2 XL
  • Google Pixel
  • Google Pixel XL
  • Nokia 7 Plus
  • OnePlus 6
  • Oppo R15 Pro
  • Sony Xperia XZ2
  • Vivo X21 UD
  • Vivo X21
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S
Anuj is a content writer for Systweak and being from an engineering background, likes to get more in-depth with technology and gadgets. He likes playing video games and reading in his free time.

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