Google Nexus 2016: First Android Smartphone To Sport 3D Touch & VR Support?
Until recently, 3D touch feature was exclusive to Apple’s iPhones, but now the feature will appear on the next Nexus handset. HTC will soon unveil the Google Nexus smartphone of 2016, which will include 3D Touch like pressure-sensitive technology and support for VR headsets.Advertisement
The death of support for the feature from app developers negatively impacted the availability of the feature on Android devices. Several OEMs such as Oppo, Xiaomi, Vivo, Meizu and even HTC took the decision to include pressure-sensitive displays to Android N OS phones. To add more to the surprise, Google is reportedly working on an alleged VR headset, which is likely to bear support for Android phones, reports Gizmochina.
Apple claims to be the first to have introduced the 3D Touch feature on its last releases, the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. Including the new feature in the HTC Nexus 2016 will put the phone up against iPhone 7, which is due to release later this year.
Rumors say that HTC will release two Nexus smartphones this year, which will replace the LG Nexus 5X and Huawei Nexus 6P. Rumors suggest that both Nexus devices will carry smaller displays compared to current generation Nexus phones. The Nexus 5X successor is expected to feature a 5-inch screen compared to Google Nexus 5X’s 5.2-inch screen, while the Nexus 6P successor will probably sport a 5.5-inch screen against Google Nexus 6P’s 5.77-inch screen, reports IBTimes.
What makes 3D Touch technology so special? It allows users to interact more intuitively with their handsets. A pressure sensitive screen functions my copying the actions and responses of real buttons. The amount of ressure exerted by your fingers on the screen is recognized by the Touch technology. In a way, force-sensitive technology promises better and newer applications, from ensuring more life-like gaming experiences to adding enhanced texture and sound to the screens, reports FirstPost.
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