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

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

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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.
ME - April 20, 2016 at 1:33pm
You must not have a 6S, I use it all the time. So useful
jellycat - April 20, 2016 at 2:23pm
I'll say this, it's a new feature for games.
Well... - 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?
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