• Google and ZTE patents hint both companies are interested in foldable phones

    2 monthes ago - By MobileSyrup

    Smartphone manufacturers Samsung and Huawei both revealed foldable phones this past February and now it looks like Google and ZTE are also interested in entering the foldable device market as well. Google has submitted a patent to the World Intellectual Property Office that describes two OLED foldable display designs. The first is capable of folding like a clamshell similar to how the flip phones of yesteryear folded inwards. The second design shows a display that is able to fold in a Z shape due to its ability to bend in two places. Google also isn't the only company to recently submit a...
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  • Google filed a folding phone patent application, too

    Google filed a folding phone patent application, too

    2 monthes ago - By TechCrunch

    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...
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  • Google foldable phone might be on the way, patent suggests

    2 monthes ago - By Phone Arena

    The Mate X seems to have the preferred design right now, but Google might be going its own way
    While they're not on the market yet, foldable phones made quite an impression when Samsung and Huawei showed their first models from the new ultra-premium segment. The Galaxy Fold and the Mate X are far from perfect and their price tags might be shocking, but one thing is certain, foldable phones are here to stay.
    However, we should keep in mind that the appeal of these devices wouldn't have been the same if it wasn't for Google's efforts to ...
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