Google’s got quite a few tricks up its sleeve with their new Pixel and Pixel XL flagships, including functionality we’ve never seen before on Android. One awesome new feature is called “App Shortcuts,” and the basic premise is strikingly similar to Apple’s 3D Touch—just long-press an app icon, then you’ll get a pop-up that lets you perform quick actions.

The feature is included as a part of the new Pixel Launcher, and there’s quite a few good uses for it already. You can skip the middle man and just long-press the Google Play Music icon to start a playlist, or you can get navigation… more

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