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 [...]