Lofelt and Qualcomm Bring Advanced Haptics to Android
We are pleased to announce a partnership with Qualcomm Technologies to bring advanced haptics to the Android ecosystem. Under the partnership agreement, Lofelt and Qualcomm will deliver a universal haptic software framework that runs natively on the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Mobile Platform to enhance Android phones with next-generation haptics for mobile gaming and other immersive experiences.
Over the past several years, the market has experienced fast-paced improvements with haptics on mobile and game consoles. In 2015, Apple introduced the Taptic Engine, followed by Core Haptics in 2019, raising the bar for haptics on mobile. Android, with its focus on an open ecosystem and diversity of devices has a bigger challenge in adoption of a standardized framework for consistent, high-quality haptic playback.