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Android N to bring ‘3D Touch’ pressure display features

As the Android N developer preview continues, we have been learning more and more about what to expect from Google’s latest operating system. Last year, Apple introduced ‘3D Touch’ with the iPhone 6S, a way of using a pressure sensitive display for different touch screen commands and now it looks like Android will support similar technology as well.

Use of this feature would depend on a OEM to OEM basis, as not every Android device maker will choose to use a pressure sensitive display but it could turn into a useful feature on Android N.

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Pressure sensitive display support isn’t officially confirmed at this point but Phandroid spotted some text describing ‘dynamic shortcuts’ in an API. These shortcuts appear to be gesture-based according to Kevin Barry, the man behind the popular Nova launcher.

We may not see this feature in action for sure until Google unveils the next Nexus. However, a Nexus might not be the only smartphone to take advantage of this as Google is said to be setting up a new beta program, which will allow the company to push out its stock Android updates to third-party OEM devices itself.

KitGuru Says: I have tried out 3D Touch on the iPhone 6S and it is actually a pretty useful feature but given the open nature of Android, I imagine developers would find more ways to implement pressure sensitivity into various apps. 

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