It was the year 2008 when Apple developed Force Touch. It was not until 2014 when the Cupertino decided to show it to the world, and they did so on the screen of his Apple Watch. Since then, there are many devices of the brand that have incorporated this technology: the 6s and 6s Plus iPhone, MacBook, MacBook Pro, and even Magic Trackpad.
This technology received a new name when he joined the screen of the iPhone, it was renamed 3D Touch. Implemented in one or another form, and looking for not infringing the patents from the makers of the iPhone, 3D Touch is today present in some phones on the market, also receiving another different name, the original name.
What is Force Touch?
3D Force Touch or Touch is, nothing more and nothing less than in a multi-touch surface capable of detecting different levels of pressure. Thanks to Force Touch, to the taps, gestures and long pulses also added levels of pressure, and can add additional functions to each of them.
With Force Touch, Apple added a new element of control to the screen of your mobile and devices that, over time, has gone to other manufacturers. Force Touch, and not 3D Touch, is the name of the property once has landed in Android and now We show you in what mobile can enjoy it.
It all started with the Huawei Matt S
The first smartphone to incorporate Force Touch technology was not Apple, or was not a Sony or a Samsung. Not even a LG. Was the Huawei Mate S, although it was not implemented in all models in its presentation did it in the highest of all, as if of a feature of luxury were.
In a similar way to that used with Apple and its 3D Touch, Force Touch Mate s serves to make zoom, to access contextual menus and even, and this is not at all a joke, for using the phone as a scale of objects. As we see, Huawei already knew where shots go Force Touch implementation.
After Matt S came the iPhone 6s
A week after the arrival of the Huawei Mate S, Apple lifted the veil that covered his new iPhone 6s and iPhone Plus 6s and confirmed what everyone already knew: the presence of 3D Touch on your screen. This new control system took a step further and is now one of the features the iPhone star.
tactic Engine, also integrated into the screen of the iPhone 6s, is responsible for responding to this new way interact with the screen through the pressure. In addition, Apple It has opened access to 3D Touch developers so they have been arrived to other applications in the App Store, and not just those of the manufacturer.
The Mini Axon ZTE arrived in October 2015
Yes, we still do not see the manufacturers which we would expect to see in a list of these features, and there is still a little to get to one of them. ZTE was responsible for that the Mini Axon ZTE is filed in October 2015, an exponent of his newly released Axon family and that it had, among other benefits, Force Touch on your screen.
Again we see it implemented only in the terminal star from among several options presented. A feature of luxury works similarly to other. A context menu by clicking on an icon and interact with the application without opening it, preview pictures, download a song in its application for music and more.
February 2016, Gionee S8
You will notice that we should already have mentioned the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge but Samsung, despite having something already in the oven, did not Force Touch the MWC in none of its terminals. What did the S8 Gionee, by the way, a mobile Chinese who aims high by your specifications and which enjoys a touchscreen display pressure levels.
As in the previous terminals, the implementation of Force Touch in the S8 Gionee is quite obvious. Menus, interaction with photographs and little else. With the same problem as everyone, by the way, is the exploit it only for its terminals not being even a universal characteristic. Something that seems to be Yes in brief.
Android N can become a Force Touch something native
If we look at the terminals that we have shown so far, all have 3D Touch but with the defect mentioned above. The developers would have to implement these functions specifically for these phones. Android, however, could be the solution These problems already that rumor has it that it could support it natively.
The arrival of Force native Touch to future Android N, whose name is still in the air, would be so developers incorporate this feature to all your applications, doing so Force Touch potential be exploited regardless of model. After already come with built-in hardware models, opening up the range to any range or category.
More and more manufacturers interested
As we say, that Android incorporated native Force Touch would help the technology will expand more rapidly. They feature from Gizmochina there are many Oriental manufacturers already working in models with screens sensitive to pressure. All thanks to Clear Force, Synaptics.
Xiaomi, Meizu, OPPO and the very live, responsible for the first and only mobile today with 6GB of RAM, would be already doing work in the background with this technology, adapting their coats and carrying out experiments. Let us remember that, for example, aggressive customization Xiaomi carried out on Android would play with Force Touch of more advanced form.
Very useful or a very interesting interaction method. 3D Touch and Force Touch have received so much criticism as praise, but the truth is that in Xatakandroid, our colleagues referred to it as the gimmick of the year, and Maybe not anden poorly aimed.
Android, will give the big push if the rumors are true. We will see this summer with Android. While you’ll only be waiting. Meanwhile, if we want to enjoy Force Touch on your mobile phone, we can only go to phones that we have mentioned. In the future we’ll see.
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