Qualcomm is working to bring advanced haptics to Android


It wants to bridge the haptics gap between Apple and Google's OS.

Chip giant Qualcomm is joining forces with haptics specialist Lofelt to make good on the promise of advanced haptics in Android 12. The partnership is aimed at bringing the type of sensory touch experiences offered on iPhones to Google's operating system by breaking down some of the barriers erected by the latter's open ecosystem. In 2019, Apple began offering developers more advanced tools to simulate touch and clicks through vibrations, which could be paired with audio and in-game actions for immersive feedback, via its proprietary API.