Chip giant Qualcomm is teaming up with haptics specialist Lofelt to bring advanced haptics to the Android ecosystem (Android 12). This partnership is aimed to bring the touch experiences offered on Apple‘s iPhones to Android systems/devices.
In a press release for the same, chip giants and Lofelt said that they will work together to bring 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.” Android OEMs will be able to license this universal software and API for Snapdragon devices and enable advanced haptics on their phones and even device accessories for mobile gaming and other immersive experiences.
Along with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors this universal software framework it will also aid the Lofelt co-founders’stints at music software companies Ableton and Native Instruments.
LofeIt further explains how this advanced haptics solution will help to fill the gap between haptic experience on iOS devices and Android devices. Honestly, if they pull off, it could be a major push for Qualcomm and could be the boost for Android apps’ experience too.