September 27, 2020

Android Q adds “deep presses” feature similar to Apple 3D Touch

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Android Q related documents show that Android Q will upgrade the gesture function similar to Apple 3D Touch. As early as Android 8.0, Google added a long press gesture that allows Android users to view shortcuts related to the corresponding application. This feature continues to be retained on Android 9 Pie. For example, long press the Youtube app, you can view the video subscription list and video search directly on the home screen without opening the software.

The MotionEvents document shows that “Deep press. The current event stream represents the user intentionally pressing harder on the screen. This classification type should be used to accelerate the long press behaviour.

It is still unclear about its specific implementation principle. There is a view that it can use the algorithm to determine whether the user uses enough pressing force to wake up the “deep press”. There is also a guess that new features may require specialized hardware.

We will wait and see which implementation principle will be announced during the Google I/O event from May 7th to May 9th.

Via: 9to5google