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Rumor claims Google will bring 3D Touch to its 2016 Nexus phone

HTC 2016 Nexus Android N 3D Touch

Google’s Android N isn’t due for a few more months, yet Android N chatter is picking up on the web. Rumors detailing potential features for Android N have already emerged, including claims that the next version of Android will feature support for 3D Touch-like features. This is still a rumor for the time being, but GizmoChina says that HTC is making a Nexus phone which will run Android N out of the box and feature Google’s native implementation of 3D Touch.

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An industry insider told GizmoChina that HTC’s potential Nexus won’t be the only one featuring a 3D Touch display. Xiaomi, Meizu, Oppo, and Vivo are all developing Android handsets that feature pressure-sensitive screens.

In addition to these companies, Huawei and Gionee have also created handsets that have pressure-sensitive screens, with the latter having launched a new device that has something like 3D Touch. Gionee’s version of 3D Touch behaves exactly like the version we find on the iPhone 6s. However, without Google’s help – integrating 3D Touch in Android N – the feature won’t improve overall user experience.

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.