Qualcomm is heading to the Lofelt with a new haptics partnership


Haptic response on devices toting Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 chipset is set to improve, thanks to a little trip to the Lofelt. The chipmaker has entered into a new partnership with the company, which sounds like it belongs in the Kruger National Park, which will see haptics improvements conferred on devices later this year.

Longing for the Lofelt

The deal will improve the haptic feedback on Android phones sporting the Snapdragon 888, with the improvements added via a software update in the second half of 2021. Specifically,  “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.”

Sounds awesome, right? Just how Lofelt intends to deliver this experience is fleshed out in a lengthy blog post by company CEO and co-founder Daniel Büttner. It boils down to using software as the first option for improvement, with hardware being tailored around it, for a cleaner, more detailed haptic experience. The company’s open API does most of the heavy lifting, offering a more uniform experience no matter who is putting the hardware together. The post also details why software is the only option for catching up with Apple’s Taptic Engine.

Source: 9to5 Google


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