In the Android Q will deep pressing Deep Press, similar to Apple’s 3D Touch
In 2017, Google has spent a long action with Oreo, which imitated 3D Touch from Apple without the need of a special touch screen. Despite the similar result, Android users had to spend an extra second to bring up the contextual menu. Some manufacturers, such as ZTE or Samsung, has also introduced a patented technology to simulate the functions of iPhone, but they were somewhat limited because they were not available in all operating systems. Four years after Apple introduced the 3D Touch on the iPhone 6S, Google seems to introduces a pressure-sensitive actions as standard in Android Q.

According to the documentation for your operating system, a new functionality called Deep Press will allow users to interact with their device, pressing harder on the screen. The official description mentions that it “should be used to speed up long-pressing”, alluding to the fact that it will mainly be used as a replacement for long taps.

Added in Android Q public static final int CLASSIFICATION_DEEP_PRESS
Constant: a deep depression. The current flow of events is user deliberately presses harder on the screen. This type of classification should be used to accelerate behaviour with a long press.

It is unclear whether you will need this function displays for special recognition of such taps or she will be able to use existing technology to do so. Some applications can already identify them, because your finger usually covers a wider surface of the screen when more pressure, so there is a high probability that our current phones can work with a Deep Press.

Although this functionality doesn’t seem revolutionary, I can’t wait to see how the developers implement it. We will keep you updated as we learn more about the requirements for using a Deep Press, and about which applications will support it.

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