1. KillerQ's Avatar
    I'm a huge android fan,

    But, The 'new' app shortcut is too little too late as it doesn't feel baked-in natively, and feels more like a 3rd party Launcher app gimmicky feature.

    I'm Comparing this to the 3d touch method on the new iPhones, of course....

    Just another example of where Apple is executing something in a manner that can't be touched!
    10-20-2016 08:01 AM
  2. Quis89's Avatar
    I'm a huge android fan,

    But, The 'new' app shortcut is too little too late as it doesn't feel baked-in natively, and feels more like a 3rd party Launcher app gimmicky feature.

    I'm Comparing this to the 3d touch method on the new iPhones, of course....

    Just another example of where Apple is executing something in a manner that can't be touched!
    I'd be interested in seeing how it performs on the Pixel before I judge it. I honestly haven't read if that feature is coming to older devices or if it's limited to the new Pixel devices.

    I'm not sure I'd call it a gimmick though. I'm personally not a fan of that word. Technically everything is a gimmick until people find the usefulness of it. Cameras in phones were a gimmick. Now we'd laugh if a phone released without one.
    10-20-2016 08:29 AM
  3. scruffypig's Avatar
    I'm a huge android fan,

    But, The 'new' app shortcut is too little too late as it doesn't feel baked-in natively, and feels more like a 3rd party Launcher app gimmicky feature.

    I'm Comparing this to the 3d touch method on the new iPhones, of course....

    Just another example of where Apple is executing something in a manner that can't be touched!
    iOS has had long press options for some time now for phones that do not have 3D touch.
    10-20-2016 02:47 PM
  4. Chuck_IV's Avatar
    3D touch isn't long touch. Unless the device has a pressure sensitive screen, you won't get an experience like the iPhone

    This is where Android always struggles vs ios because it is written as a generic operating system. What I mean by that is it was never written to take advantage of features for a specific piece of hardware.

    Now the Pixel may change that though, but I don't recall seeing anything about a pressure sensitive screen.
    10-20-2016 02:57 PM
  5. scruffypig's Avatar
    3D touch isn't long touch. Unless the device has a pressure sensitive screen, you won't get an experience like the iPhone

    This is where Android always struggles vs ios because it is written as a generic operating system. What I mean by that is it was never written to take advantage of features for a specific piece of hardware.

    Now the Pixel may change that though, but I don't recall seeing anything about a pressure sensitive screen.
    You are correct. 3D Touch isn't long touch. Sorry for any confusion. I think that Android's interpretation is more like iOS long touch and not 3D touch.
    10-21-2016 09:54 PM

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