Android Q gets deep press, the answer from Google to 3D Touch for iPhones. You should expect this from this function.
Android Q deep press is Google 3D Touch
Smartphone screens can be touched in different ways. You can tap, but also keep your finger on the screen longer to activate another function. On iPhones, you can also press hard on the screen. That function is called 3D Touch and a similar option comes to Android under the name: deep press.
Within the documentation for Android Q, the deep press is mentioned for the first time. Google states that if the user presses harder on the screen, the long touch is registered faster.
What does that mean practically? Unlike iOS, pressing harder does not (yet) activate any extra functions. You do use the functions that activate faster if you touch the screen a little longer. For example, if you touch an app longer, a menu will appear to quickly access frequently used functions. With the deep press, you get directly to that menu. Of course, it is also possible that hard pressing activates other things at a later date.
This function only works if the hardware supports this. This means that there must be a layer under the screen that registers the intensity. As soon as Android Q supports this function as standard, manufacturers can respond to this with their devices. Possibly Google is the first to take a turn with its Pixel 4.Check Our Pixel 4 Article.
What else does Android Q offer?
In a month, Google will unveil all its plans for Android Q during Google I / O 2019. Yet everything is clear about the latest version of the operating system. Among other things through the first Android Q beta versions. We list the most important new Android Q functions for you.