According to the reliable tipster Mishaal Rahman via Android Authority, Google is planning to make the entire space available on the display occupiable by default in Android 15 (Vanilla Ice Cream code name).
Android 15 to bring 100% of the available space on the display
As per the latest Android 14 QPR2 (Beta 3) code (EDGE_TO_EDGE_BY_DEFAULT, whose description reads: “make app go edge-to-edge by default if the target SDK is VANILLA_ICE_CREAM or above” (i.e. “make the app go edge-to-edge by default if the target SDK is VANILLA_ICE_CREAM or higher”)), the info determined that the Mountain View giant may intend to force applications to occupy 100% of the display in Android 15.
Some of you may remember how in Android 11 Google introduced a new page in the settings called App Compatibility Changes, the purpose of which is to allow developers to activate individual system behaviors for their apps depending on the target API level.