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This is Google's Version of '3D Touch' for Android [Video]

This is Google's Version of '3D Touch' for Android [Video]

Posted April 20, 2016 at 3:45am by iClarified
Google has confirmed that the new launcher shortcut features in Android N will work with pressure sensitive displays, reports Mashable.

Similar to 3D Touch the launcher shortcuts let you access quick actions from the icons on your home screen. Phandroid was able to get the feature working using a swipe down action instead of a deep press for demonstration purposes.

Though Phandroid's example relies on specific gestures — like a swipe down — to activate the shortcuts, the feature will also work with pressure sensitive displays, Google confirmed to Mashable. This means developers will be able to use the feature to create experiences for pressure sensitive handsets like the Huawei Mate S and ZTE Axon mini that can also work on other devices.

Check out the video below to see the launcher shortcuts in action...

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Spawntech - April 20, 2016 at 1:13pm
Does one reeeeeeesally uses force touch? I have yet found a use for it, maybe live pictures but that's about it.
Vic - April 20, 2016 at 1:33pm
You must not have a 6S, I use it all the time. So useful
gamerscul9870 - April 20, 2016 at 2:23pm
I'll say this, it's a new feature for games.
stevenlacross - April 20, 2016 at 2:43pm
I don't use it much, but I do use it more than I use Siri lol
Spawntech - April 20, 2016 at 5:50pm
@ME I have an 6S plus and an owner of an iPhone since 2007 (2G) and still have the unlimited plan, so my question is more of functionality where do you use it most? I tend to forget to use it or don't see any real value?
JuergenWest - April 20, 2016 at 4:22am
In theory, force touch could work simply by hold down an area for an elongated period such as the method to delete apps. Is there a Jailbreak option for that yet?
Gabe - April 20, 2016 at 11:37am
Yes there is. It's called Reveal Menu. I'm using on my 6 Plus. Works exactly the same way as force touch does on 6s models.
gamerscul9870 - April 20, 2016 at 4:09am
This is all the proof I (if anyone else agrees) that android can still copy (yes, iOS copies to, but not every time is what I mean).
PaulieP - April 20, 2016 at 3:06pm
They've copied apple from the start and still do. great point
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