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You know how everyone tends to copy everyone else in the world of smartphones these days? You know how everyone inevitably ends up suing everyone else too? Well, if you’ve been enjoying the pressure sensitivity of 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s, the HTC Nexus coming later this year could boast that functionality as a native feature of Android N.

Following the LG and Huawei-made Nexus smartphones last year, we’re already reasonably confident that HTC has been tapped to make the 2016 version of Google’s flagship smartphone. The yet unnamed HTC Nexus will become the showcase piece for the also yet-unnamed Android N (Nanaimo bar? Nutella? Nougat?) and it looks like 3D Touch is going to be baked right into the newest Android.

Remember that native fingerprint scanning support was a thing in Marshmallow, so it showed up in both the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P. If 3D Touch, or whatever Google ends up calling their take on it, ends up being a part of Android N, you can be pretty certain that the 2016 Nexus will have that feature in tow.

It won’t be the only Android phone with a pressure sensitive display. The ZTE Axon Mini and Huawei Mate S already have it. Chinese brands like Meizu, Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi are also rumored to be experimenting with 3D Touch.

What will be interesting to see is if Android N will be designed for the “peek and pop” style pressure sensitivity of Apple or if it will go into even finer precision than that, like the varying levels of pressure from a Wacom pen.


Via PhoneArena

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