The notch is probably one of the most divisive design trends in smartphones today. Some hate it with a passion, others don’t mind it at all. Fortunately, most manufacturers that have screen cutouts provide an option to “hide” it. Most, but not all. HMD Global baffled users and fans when it suddenly pulled out the option to hide the notch. It turns out, it was at Google’s behest. And while it’s easy enough to write it off as something specific to Nokia phones, it doesn’t bode well for the Pixel 3 XL.