Tuesday, 23 April, 2019

Android Q brings 'deep press' similar to 3D Touch on iOS

Android Q gets “3D Touch” pressure-sensitivity support Android Q brings 'deep press' similar to 3D Touch on iOS
Emmett Howard | 10 April, 2019, 21:44

But that's soon about to change as Google is aiming to bring a new "Deep press" feature on Android Q which will be different from its previous offerings. The documentation explained that "the current event stream represents the user intentionally pressing harder on the screen", and that feature should "be used to accelerate the long press behavior".

A recent report by 9to5Google, the upcoming iteration of Android OS will have a feature called deep press according to the documentation related to the MotionEvent (deals with touchscreen, mobile mouse or stylus on an Android device).

Moreover, it will be interesting to see how Google implement this feature on Android Q as Apple uses pressure sensitive display on iPhones to register a harder press on the display for easier functionality of the 3D-Touch feature.

Tech giant Google has already rolled out two beta versions of Android Q. The beta versions are available only to some select users who are part of the beta program.

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Further, developers can use Deep Press to offer intuitive controls or shortcuts, say in games or painting/drawing apps. "A deep press is meant to be a quick way to access the same menus and information as a long press, by simply pressing harder", the report stated.

Another thing to note is that this feature will also benefit app developers as they will now be able to provide contextual menus for a deep press instead of adding a three-dot icon on the corner of the app screen. For now, the details regarding the hardware requirements for sensing the pressure of the press on the display is scarce.

Android Q will soon be getting an iOS-like 3D-Touch feature in the coming updates.

However, we don't know if the new feature would require dedicated hardware like Apple's 3D Touch which can detect varying levels of force.

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