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Qualcomm will improve the tactile feedback in Android smartphones
Tactile feedback on Qualcomm Snapdragon 888-based Android smartphones could soon get noticeably better. Qualcomm recently announced a partnership with Lofelt to improve tactile feedback through software, not hardware.
Most Android smartphones, with the exception of a few LG devices, do not have a pleasant vibration in response to user input. According to this parameter, they are far from Apple smartphones, which use the Taptic Engine linear vibration motor. Of course, pleasant tactile feedback is far from the first place when choosing a smartphone, but this parameter can greatly affect the subjective impression of using the device.
Lofelt has developed an open API for smartphone manufacturers (as well as other devices, including game controllers) that allows developers to get a single API for tactile feedback across the disparate Android ecosystem. So instead of incorporating standard tactile drives into their devices, smartphone manufacturers can now take advantage of their own hardware and scalable software API that solves compatibility issues and works equally well on all devices with a supported Snapdragon chipset.
Lofelt claims its solution can bring tactile feedback in average Android smartphones closer to the high standard set by Apple. Given the variety of Android devices, Lofelt software libraries are the best option for a wide range of smartphone manufacturers, according to the company.