Apple may be killing 3D Touch but, according to the latest developer documentation for Google’s new Android Q operating system, it seems that the Mountain View company may be re-implementing the feature as something called “Deep Press”. 3D Touch and Deep Press refer to the user ability to press harder on a user interface element — like an icon, a button, or a link — to invoke a different behavior than just clicking on it — like making a contextual menu or a preview appear on screen. For example, hard pressing on Instagram’s app icon using a 3D Touch-equipped iPhone will invoke a menu to create a new post or make a search. It’s worth noting that, right now, Android enables this behavior using long presses over some user interface elements, app icons being one of them. Deep Press will not change this significantly except adding yet another feature hidden from non-expert users.
Read how Google plans to adopt Apple’s 3D Touch technology for Android smartphones on Tom’s Guide.