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Android N to bring 3D Touch-Like support and VR features

tech Updated: Apr 19, 2016 07:58 IST
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Google’s new Android version, Android N, will come with new features like 3D Touch-Like support and VR as the Internet giant tries to secure and maintain user base against rival Apple’s iOS operating system

Google’s new Android version, Android N, will come with new features like 3D Touch-Like support and VR as the Internet giant tries to secure and maintain user base against rival Apple’s iOS operating system.

The company had started rolling out the second developer preview of the operating system last week with features like launcher shortcuts and Emoji Unicode 9 support but had kept quiet about the 3D Touch-Like support and VR feature.

According to Phandroid, the latest build has found traces of functionality similar to Apple’s 3D Touch technology for OEMs and third-party developers to offer a wider variety of user interface options.

Also, Ars Technica in a report said that it has discovered references of virtual reality features built into the latest Preview released last week. The report also says that the new build includes references to a ‘VR Listener’ or ‘VR Helper’.

“In the latest Android N you can see this by navigating to Settings > Apps > Configure apps (the gear button in the top right) > Special Access > VR helper services,” the report read.

More details about the features are expected to be unveiled at the upcoming Google I/O 2016 developer conference, which is scheduled from May 18 to May 20 this year.