Android Police He dug up an interesting string of code that suggests a new feature is coming to Google Pixel phones called Adaptive Touch Sensitivity. Depending on the code itself, future and current Pixel phones may or may not have the screen’s sensitivity applied depending on environmental conditions, motion, or a screen protector.
In fact, the Pixel 8 series can already detect the screen protector and once applied, the system will prompt you to increase the touch sensitivity. But it looks like Google is ready to expand on the feature in the Android 14 QPR3 beta 1 software.
The string doesn’t make it entirely clear what the function looks like, but it’s safe to assume that the phone is looking for changes in the environment. For example, it increases sensitivity when it’s cold, so you can use the phone with gloves on, or it decreases sensitivity to reduce accidental touches due to extra humidity or rain on a rainy day.
The line of code mentions motion, but we’re not sure what that means.
We also don’t know if older Pixel phones support it or just future ones, although the Pixel 8 series might get it since Android Police found the cable on the Pixel 8 phone and it already supports automatic screen protector detection.