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[TechRadar] '3D Touch' reportedly on its way to plenty more Android phones
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'3D Touch' reportedly on its way to plenty more Android phones

<img src="http://cdn.mos.techradar.com/art/MacLifeWebContent/3D%20Touch%20Home%20screen%20shortcuts/3d_touch-hero-FLAT-470-75.jpg" alt="'3D Touch' reportedly on its way to plenty more Android phones"/><p>From <a href="http://www.techradar.com/reviews/gaming/gaming-accessories/samsung-gear-vr-1263308/review">VR headsets</a> to <a href="http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/10-must-have-3d-touch-apps-for-iphone-6s-and-6s-plus-1305290">3D Touch</a>, when one phone maker happens upon an innovative new idea, it's usually the case that everyone else then rushes to keep up with a version of their own.</p><p>The pressure-sensitive displays are one of the key new features on <a href="http://www.techradar.com/reviews/phones/mobile-phones/iphone-6s-1303758/review">this year's iPhones</a>, allowing you to press harder on the screen to access extra functions, and we've already seen the tech mimicked on the likes of <a href="http://www.techradar.com/reviews/phones/mobile-phones/huawei-mate-s-1303274/review">the Huawei Mate S</a>.</p><p><a href="http://www.gizmochina.com/2016/03/02/xiaomi-meizu-oppo-vivo-reportedly-working-pressure-sensitive-displays/">According to GizmoChina</a>, the main Android phone makers from China are all rushing to join the party too: Xiaomi, Meizu, Oppo and Vivo all have some version of the technology in the pipeline, inside sources say.</p><h3>Just a touch</h3><p>The report also hints that the Nexus phone HTC is <a href="http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/google-may-have-chosen-the-creator-of-its-new-nexus-phones-1313341">supposedly building for Google this year</a> will also get a pressure-sensitive display: it's just a rumour for now but it's one that makes sense.</p><p>We know that "variable force sensing" technology is <a href="http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/new-synaptics-controller-set-to-bring-3d-touch-to-android-1306214">already available to phone manufacturers</a> if they want it - it's now just a question of how quickly they can get it added to their handsets for a reasonable cost.</p><p>And while we didn't see any 3D Touch-style features on the new <a href="http://www.techradar.com/reviews/phones/mobile-phones/samsung-galaxy-s7-1315188/review">Samsung Galaxy S7</a> or <a href="http://www.techradar.com/reviews/phones/mobile-phones/lg-g5-1315187/review">LG G5</a>, if the major Chinese firms were to add the technology, then the big players in South Korea would be likely to follow suit.</p><ul><li><a href="http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/huawei-mate-s-wants-you-to-touch-it-in-a-different-way-1303180">Huawei Mate S wants you to touch it in a different way</a></li></ul><br clear='all'/><br/><br/><a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/247393831474/u/49/f/9809/c/669/s/4e10a639/sc/15/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/247393831474/u/49/f/9809/c/669/s/4e10a639/sc/15/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/247393831474/u/49/f/9809/c/669/s/4e10a639/sc/15/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/247393831474/u/49/f/9809/c/669/s/4e10a639/sc/15/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/247393831474/u/49/f/9809/c/669/s/4e10a639/sc/15/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/247393831474/u/49/f/9809/c/669/s/4e10a639/sc/15/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/247393831474/u/49/f/9809/c/669/s/4e10a639/sc/15/a2.htm"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/247393831474/u/49/f/9809/c/669/s/4e10a639/sc/15/a2.img" border="0"/></a><img width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/247393831474/u/49/f/9809/c/669/s/4e10a639/sc/15/a2t.img" border="0"/><img width='1' height='1' src='http://rss.feedsportal.com/c/669/f/9809/s/4e10a639/sc/15/mf.gif' border='0'/><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/techradar/allnews/~4/2sAp_Letmsc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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