Google has confirmed this morning that is working to add support to screens with pressure sensors similar to 3D Touch from Apple. It is the second Beta for Android N developers that has left the first bits of this Android function that comes almost a year behind the Apple 3D Touch function. However, Google has referred to the function of pressure control on the screen with a somewhat peculiar name, although it was clear that sooner or later Android would host this function baptized by Apple since the interest on the part of companies and users is considerable.
In the notes of the latest edition of Android they have called this function “Launcher Shortcuts“That is, they would be like shortcuts in the Launcher. For those who are not familiar with the word “Launcher”, in Android it is the part of the system that allows us to navigate on the desktop (in iOS it would be the SpringBoard) and the application drawer. In fact, the Launcher is a fairly customizable part of Android and is what most often alter its users. We leave you a video to appreciate how this pressure detection capability works on Android N.
So, for now Android 3D Touch is only available to Launchers, although it is expected that during the last quarter of this year, Google will end up adding this function to the entire Android N system. Although its main utility is really in the Launcher, we're not going to fool ourselves either. Meanwhile, brands like Huawei or Meizo have imitated their own 3D Touch systems, although they are functions that control your personalization layers and not the source code of the operating system. Android continues to put the batteries, is the umpteenth time that both Apple and Google borrowed from the competition.
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