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