In 2015 Apple introduced the iPhone 6S, the previous iPhone 6 update, among other things, first launched the system 3D touch where users can make concrete using a strong touch on the screen. To accomplish this, Apple introduced a pressure gauge sheet under the phone's touch panel.
After a few years, Apple decided to remove this feature on some of its devices, starting with the iPhone XR.
Now, in mid-2020, next to the "Feature Drop" update for Pixel devices, Google has been able to replicate the 3D Touch function of the iPhone on its Pixel 4, even though the devices don't have a screen that can detect the pressure from the touch panel. However How
Google finally begins to take advantage of the API "Daily Press"
With the exception of something overlooked due to the large number of news announced alongside the March update, a new misinformed feature is hidden in the list of official editions published by Google, which talk about "development on the long press". Specifically, Google explains that, in addition to the long Press, Now you can press harder to get extra help from your apps right away.
After installing the new version on the Pixel 4 XL, we were able to confirm that, now, just press the icon on the home screen to make a quick action menu appear, instead of long pressing the icon.
But there is more. As Google explained Action, this work It is also compatible with Google Photos or Google Drive, in addition to the Pixel Launcher itself, and hope to increase their availability in other applications in the future.
But the interesting thing about this feature is how Google has treated you without the need for specific Hardware. Before that, we should go back to last year, after the arrival of Android 10, the version on which Google introduced the API Press deeply
That said, what's hiding behind this system a algorithm series is able to interpret the area of the finger touching the screen – the bigger the pressure, the bigger the area. In addition, in the construction of this technological method has been used machine learning interpret various shapes and sizes of fingers.
Of course, today, this function seems to be no longer as well used as 3D Touch was