While Android 14 is settling into the landscape of devices using Google’s operating system, the same Mountain View firm is looking to the future with the quarterly updates coming to the Google Pixel. Currently, Android 14 QPR3 is in the works – for the summer term – with the first beta being tested by users, at the expense of Android 14 QPR2 arriving in March for everyone.
Last week, as we have already said, the first beta version of the Android 14 update for the third quarter of 2024 arrived. With it, the leaks of functions that would reach Google’s operating system begin. One of them, very useful, because it will improve the screen sensitivity
A better touch for the Google Pixel with Android 14 in June
We still don’t have the March Pixel Feature DropWell, there are weeks left until the aforementioned month where we will see another Android 14 update, the second one to be precise. The first arrived in December, with details in the clock app and a new weather widget.
Typically, these updates They usually don’t make big changes. Google is taking the opportunity to refine the current version and, in the process, test experimental functions like the one in question. As we read in Android Police, Google phones will benefit from a new feature that will affect their screen.
It must be said, however, that the Pixels – at least the ones we tested – do not suffer from problems with the touch screen they integrate. In fact, it even looks like they offer a precise and fast response
Not only in these circumstances, but when wearing gloves during a cold winter (which will not be the case this year), it becomes complicated to perform any action with our cell phone. Thus, some manufacturers opt for solutions such as “glove mode” or “screen saver mode” which increase touch screen sensitivity. An example is OnePlus, which proposed a rather curious solution.
Google thought about it, but go further. In Android 14 QPR3 Beta 1, the aforementioned feature, called “adaptive touch” (adaptive touch in the language of Shakespeare). This, according to Google, “automatically adjusts touch sensitivity to your surroundings, activities, and screen saver.”
The chains in which the function has been located tell us nothing more, we don’t even know the details of the environmental factors or activities that would modify tactile sensitivity. By speculating a little, we can think that these conditions are rain or coldand including sports activities such as swimming.
Likewise, the “screen protector” part leaves no doubt, although we do not know how our Pixel will be able to detect that it is using one. According to the specialized media, the function would appear in ‘Settings’ > ‘Screen’ > ‘Touch sensitivity’, in fact, This section debuted in this same beta version.
We also do not know which Google phones will be compatible with this adaptive key: with the Pixel 8 family, there is no doubt, because they are the latest models. Either way, we look forward to hearing more and whatever the future holds. Removing Pixel Features.
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