The technology industry is constantly at war, and every time one manufacturer comes with a unique product, the next one reinvents it in the coolest way possible. While iOS and Android are wildly different in many aspects, there is always some common ground (which they sue each other over). iPhone has been resting on the top of the mountain with Apple’s 3D Touch technology, which is also used in MacBook touchpads (Force Touch)
While many expected Google to give a fitting reply to Apple with its very own 3D Touch technology, it seems the Mountain View Company will not be doing so just yet. Android developers expected support from Google to develop 3D Touch technology in its upcoming Android N release. However, the initial Android N release at Google I/O 2016 will not showcase a rival to Apple’s 3D Touch technology.
If you are wondering whether manufacturers can even create 3D Touch enabled displays before Google’s support, well, they already have. Some Android smartphones such as Huawei Mate S and ZTE Axon Mini are fitted with the pressure sensitive panel which is needed make Apple’s 3D Touch for Android, a reality. Not very often do you notice that manufacturers are ready to take it to the next level, but Google is falling short in delivering the necessary support.
Just because the first release of Android N will not support 3D Touch does not mean you should abandon all hope. Google might just cave in and roll out a lucrative support update which brings the feature to all supported devices. However, without a green signal from Google over 3D Touch, mainstream manufacturers might not bring us the essential pressure-sensitive panel in the upcoming devices.
Were you hoping to see Apple’s 3D Touch technology on Android with the Android N release? Let us know what you think in the comments section.
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January 15 2019