Google delays support for Android tech mimicking Apple’s 3D Touch

By Roger Fingas

Google has reportedly internally delayed its own equivalent of 3D Touch, the pressure-sensitive Apple technology that allows iPhone 6s and 6s Plus owners to take shortcuts through iOS apps.

Although the second preview version of Android N came with documentaion suggesting the possibility of such a feature, it won’t be in the initial N release, sources explained to Re/code on Thursday. The feature is instead expected to be in a later Android update, though possibly just a maintenance release, meaning Android device owners wouldn’t have to wait a full year after N’s launch, which should happen later in 2016.

Currently very few Android phones use pressure-sensitive screens, since without default operating system support, apps have to be custom-tailored to each device’s technology.

Indeed, 3D Touch is still a relatively modestly-supported feature in iOS apps, even if support has been…

Read the entire article from AppleInsider here: Google delays support for Android tech mimicking Apple’s 3D Touch

 



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