The Investor reports, “Samsung Electronics is considering adopting a pressure-sensitive display technology, more widely known as force touch or 3-D touch, for its next flagship smartphones, including the upcoming Galaxy S8, multiple industry sources told The Investor on Nov. 14.”

“‘Samsung is mulling to adopt the force touch technology partially from the S8 but the full adoption qill come in one or two years,’ an official of a Samsung supplier on condition of anonymity,” The Investor reports. “The force touch technology detects different strengths of press on the screen, allowing users to zoom in photos or to create app shortcuts without opening them.”

“A senior executive at Samsung’s component division who wished to be unnamed also confirmed the company was working on the force touch technology for the adoption ‘in the near future,'” The Investor reports. “In the meantime, Google, the operator of the Android OS that dominates with almost 90 percent of the smartphone OS market, has also added a new force touch-based feature, called the App Shortcuts, to its latest Android Nougat 7.1 operating system.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Typical.

Feature suggestion: Press screen rapidly to extinguish phone.

People who buy Android phones and tablets reward thieves.

Apple’s products came first, then Samsung’s:

Samsung Galaxy and Galaxy Tab Trade Dress Infringement

Here’s what Google’s Android looked like before and after Apple’s iPhone:

Google Android before and after Apple iPhone

And, here’s what cellphones looked like before and after Apple’s iPhone:

cellphones before and after Apple iPhone

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