Trini phone nerd, 24 Aug 2015I smell law suit apples force Touch Technology Force Touch is just a marketing term and the feature is in no way unique to Apple. There's many ways to achieve the same effect based on pressure, and Apple's patent only protects one method. Google actually owns a patent, which they inherited from Motorola, that was filed back in 2008 if I'm not mistaken.
they can't, Apple I implemented haptic feedback on a track pad but on a phone display they haven't and force touch is just a marketing name as is Retina display it's nothing different or better it's just marketing.
If the mate s is getting it, could we possibly see this on this year's Nexus?
Would be cool as it would mean that Google will again set a bar that OEMs will be expected to go over.
It is certainly a useful input mechanism that adds a lot more possibilities for UX as well as game controls into the humble Touchscreen.
How about the 6 inch screen and the 950 chipset. The mate 7 had a 6 inch screen, think this is article not correct.
Anonymous, 24 Aug 2015Isn't force touch just a "noun" Apple invented!? Like all their other "nouns&qu... moreI think the word you're looking for there is "Brand Name" rather than just "noun."
Also, isn't the force sensitivity in the Note series in the pen (which, I believe, was developed in conjunction with Wacom, who've been doing that tech for years in their graphic tablets), rather than the screen, meaning it's a slightly different technology base.
Anonymous, 24 Aug 2015Isn't force touch just a "noun" Apple invented!? Like all their other "nouns&qu... moreIphone use Touch for everything. Samsung use 'S' for everything. Samsung going to introduce S-Touch with Spen.
dinosaur, 24 Aug 2015nice...but now days Huawei's front design become more and more a like with HTC...HTC on the outside.. IOS in the inside hahaha
Isn't force touch just a "noun" Apple invented!? Like all their other "nouns". iPhone, iPad, Retina etc etc. Why are these companies latching on to them. I get what their doing but this is basically what Samsung has done with pressure sensitivity on the note series.
nice...but now days Huawei's front design become more and more a like with HTC...
MIMO, 24 Aug 2015Is Force Touch really an exciting technology? I don't get it. It just differentiate pressure p... moreForce Touch will bring new paradigms to smartphones much like the way of gestures of touch and gyroscope did with gaming.
Touch allowed so much without the "membrane" of yesteryears touchscreens that required a stylus - many of you kids NEVER had to suffer/appreciate advances in cell phone technology so you cannot understand just how new technologies can unlock so much potential
- Force Touch will allow pressure to be used in Combat games attacks. 1 for kick 1 for punch. (before two different virtual buttons for each to define soft or super hard punch/kick) ... now its the pressure of your touch that defines this.
Racing would also work for trottle speeds and braking efforts, even turn radii.
Pressure will completely offer the accuracy that stylus ALWAYS gave above touch! Now pen strokes and angles will be MUCH more accurately reflected on your digital canvas when using finger touch drawings - this is a HUGE market when software of Adobe and similar pro apps that costs over $5US really begin to shine.
Scrubbing speeds will be further defined ... soft = very slow scrubbing rates in a video, hard = very FAST scrubbing rates when going forward/reverse.
Rate of speed burst ... soft 5 pictures/second ... hard 10/20 pictures/second EVEN while video recording or SLOW with higher frames per second rate when pressing hard on the screen at the moment you JUST want.
For some reason this part,
"It packs in a 4100mAh battery"
is much more tempting than every other spec listed there.
Be careful someone's gonna copy someone's innovation and someone's gonna tell me that this "someone who copied" is the first one.