“Google does’ 3D Touch ‘feature back in Android 7.1’




Google releases the launcher shortcut feature, reminiscent of the 3D Touch application in iOS, Android 7.1 back in the search giant put Launcher Shortcuts in previews Android 7.0, but deleted for the release function.

The site Android Police discovered references to Launcher Shortcuts in ten apps from Google, including Gmail, Maps, Photos, Calendar and Search. With Launcher Shortcuts can create applications shortcuts for certain actions. How it will work in practice is still unknown. This can be done by hard pressing a touch-sensitive screen, as is possible in iOS, press and hold an icon or by swiping on an icon to go up.

For example, Google Maps can directly from the home screen to start the navigation function and address as ‘Home’ or ‘Work’ set up with a shortcut. In addition, users with a shortcut to Calendar immediately start creating a new calendar entry.

Shortcuts Launcher has support in ten Google apps and according to Android Police is noteworthy that before the release of a feature as many Google apps already support it.

Google presents Android 7.1 probably with Pixel phones. The company has an event scheduled for October 4th where it will happen as possible. The Pixel phones probably have a IP53 rating for water and dust resistance, reported the same Android Police. Thus, they are not or hardly water-resistant. HTC is the probable manufacturer Pixel phones, which have screens of 5 “and 5.5” and running on a Snapdragon 821-soc.


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