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March 15, 2019

Google filed a folding phone patent application, too

Does a patent application mean a company is particularly serious about a technology? No.

Is every company that makes a phones at least toying around with a folding model? Yes, probably.

It’s tough to know from a series a crude drawings and technical details filed with the USPTO how seriously an individual company is taking these plans. Honestly, most companies are understandably most likely taking a wait and see approach to the tech.

A new patent application spotted by Patently Mobile likely falls into the the latter camp. Google, after all, outsources a lot of its Pixel and other hardware to other device [...]

 
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February 24, 2019

Huawei Mate X: A first look at Samsung’s biggest foldable rival

Foldable phone fever meets 5G mania in Huawei’s latest flagship. At MWC, the company unveiled the new Mate X, joining the likes of Samsung and Royole in offering smartphones with folding screens. Huawei’s Mate X also claims to be the fastest 5G…

 
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February 17, 2019

TCL’s folding phone projects include a watch-like bracelet

Multiple companies have ideas as to how they’ll develop folding smartphones. TCL, however, isn’t content to settle on one — it’s seemingly tackling them all. CNET has obtained images and patent filings that show TCL exploring five foldable designs…
 
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November 7, 2018

Google to smartphone screens: Get bent

Samsung (and others) have been teasing the concept of foldable phones for a short while, and that flexible dream has been a science fiction-level goal for years. But up until today, it was anyone’s guess exactly how that might have worked when it came to software implementations in Android. But fret not, Google has just revealed at the Android Dev Summit that our favorite operating system will have native support for folding form factors.

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Google to smartphone screens: Get bent was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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