Android users have been waiting for the release of Android N 3D touch feature but the latest news says it has been delayed and this has led many to think it might be a hoax.
So what really happened? Apparently, the delay involves Google. According to Re/Code, Google has been delaying support for the Android version of the pressure-sensitive touch feature known as 3D Touch. Re/Code sources confirmed that the feature will not be part of the initial Android N release and will have to wait for a later release of the operating system, which most likely be a part of a maintenance update.
Ubergizmo noted that fans have been expecting that the search engine giant would unveil the Android N 3D touch feature at the Google I/O 2016 developers conference earlier this month, but it did not happen. And, Google has yet to give some reasons for its decision to shelf the launch of this feature.
It was earlier reported that Google is working on adding the support for 3D Touch in Android . The Verge wrote the company confirmed that that pressure-sensitive display support will be in Android mobile OS since there is a huge demand from smartphone manufacturers to equip their handsets with the new feature.
The second preview release of Android N gave an idea of the pressure-sensitive display panel support through the “setDynamicShortcuts(List)” feature. Phandroid noted that the preview also raised expectations that the OS update would add support to allow developers to take advantage of such in the next-generation screens.
Meanwhile, Apple has already incorporated the 3D Touch on its current flagship iPhone, Ubergizmo wrote. However, Apple opted not to include the pressure-sensitive touch feature on its cheaper iPhone SE, which has been released earlier this year.
Huawei and ZTE, on one hand, have also launched Android-powered devices that have similar features. However, they have to create their own APIs for it to work since Android does not have native support for now, Ubergizmo further noted.