Google's 3D Touch update won't be ready for Android N

Google's 3D Touch update won't be ready for Android N
Android has technically supported pressure sensitivity in touch displays since Android 2.0 Eclair, but it has been inconsistently implemented in hardware and developers never took advantage of the feature. Some claim it adds complexity without offering much in terms of functionality, but since Apple introduced 3D Touch, the conversation has changed.

The general expectation has been that Google would be updating pressure sensitivity support and making it more like 3D Touch in the next version of Android. Documentation for the on the second Android N preview that Google released even included mention of the feature. But, now the word is that it won't be ready in time for the official launch of Android N, expected later this year. Google has not officially commented on the matter. 

Maybe we'll hear a bit more about the plans at Google I/O next week, but even that is unclear right now. There is expected to be a new version of the Android N preview released at Google I/O, so even if Google doesn't specifically comment, we're sure the code monkeys out there will find clues in the software itself. 

source: Recode

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68 Comments

1. Freeza

Posts: 95; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

As though every user wants it. It's just a crappy feature according to me.

3. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1185; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

why it's implemented correctly, it could actually save a lot of "taps", more pressure could be used something like the right click button for windows, making the user interaction with apps more user friendly.

17. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

right click... I remember just how long apple refuse to add another button to their one-button mouse, lol

31. AlikMalix unregistered

Or maybe Apple would be infringing on someone's patent if they did - you ever think of that?

36. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Never heard of any one got sued because of the number of buttons on the mouse. Apple refusal is due to Steve Job pride. Unofficially a lot of software had the second mouse button support on Macintosh you just need to plug in a non-Apple mouse.

48. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

The main reason is because Steve Jobs accused Bill Gates of stealing his idea (which we clearly stole from Xerox). But Bill added the second mouse button (and third) to Windows and Jobs couldn't because then he would look like the copy.

58. tedkord

Posts: 17481; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

That's never stopped Apple before.

6. iApologistsAreRetards

Posts: 37; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

Definitely.

10. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

Copy and paste is just a feature that uses forced touch.

12. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I don't want it either.

21. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

No long comments, why? Hahahahaha

62. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Right, was bracing myself.

16. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Because Apple had it first right... Sent from my Gboard!

38. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Huawei made it first, you typical 'Apple invented everything' guy.

40. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 742; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

But did it have this kind of options whenever you tap and hold an icon?

50. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Do you know what's the definition of 'made it first'? Force touch is force touch no matter what extra features it has.

63. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Yes it was very successful.

65. yyzamin

Posts: 383; Member since: Aug 26, 2015

It was actually first implemented on the Macbook and the Apple Watch prior to Huawei and the iPhone 6s. But that's none of my business...

66. yyzamin

Posts: 383; Member since: Aug 26, 2015

It was actually first implemented on the Macbook and the Apple Watch prior to Huawei and the iPhone 6s. But that's none of my business...

27. engineer-1701d unregistered

mostly pointless a few things but i hope they did it a different way so they dont get sued like apple

57. tedkord

Posts: 17481; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I'm sure it will be optional. Turn it off if you don't want to use it.

70. emmawilliam834

Posts: 241; Member since: Feb 09, 2016

3 D touch seems not to be great because you may accidentally scratch up your scree !if you got sharp nails

2. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Thanks God

4. Mxyzptlk unregistered

When Apple popularizes something or makes it standard, then the other party follows suit.

5. iApologistsAreRetards

Posts: 37; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

I don't want that useless crap on my smartphone, keep that useless gimmick on your overrated poor excuse for an app launcher called an iPhone!

7. Unordinary unregistered

Lol that "overrated poor excuse for an app launcher called an iPhone!" did something to piss you off hard enough to make that username and waste your time raging behind a keyboard lmao.

8. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Yep. It's called loneliness. There is a lot of it on the internet unfortunately.

13. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Is that why you're here? You need some attention?

15. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Poss. But perhaps the biggest attention w***e here shouldn't be asking that. In other word: "Kettle, meet pot".

25. Unordinary unregistered

Damn. Roasted lmao. Turn down the heat you might make him ramble like a drunk idiot again.

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