Samsung’s streak of uninvited misery continues. Samsung mobile confirmed that its hybrid tablet/smartphone was supposed to demonstrate the company leading innovation in the mobile space might not get into the hands of a number customers around the world that already pre-ordered the device until further notice, at least to allow the company work on identified issues, and also prevent it from turning into a larger problem. However, that doesn’t stop the trend from progressing. In the latest news, the newest company to step into the business of foldable smartphones is Google. Google is starting to develop its own foldable technology.
More foldable devices to come in the near future
A number of Asian OEMs have confirmed that their companies are working on their foldable technology. Joining in the race is the public favorite search-engine giant – Google. Officials at Google have confirmed that the company has plans for the foldable tech. The officials also stated that the company has been prototyping foldable displays for quite some time.
In an interview last week with, Google’s Pixel development lead Mario Queiroz is quoted as saying “We’re definitely prototyping the technology. We’ve been doing it for a long time,” further stressing that “I don’t think there’s a clear use case yet.”
Google ready to inspire again
Although this is a clear indication that the firm has foldable devices in the works, their duration of experimenting the devices is still unknown. To add more to the speculations, Mario confirmed that there are no related product announcements to make at this time. So it is unclear at what point it will release its first-ever foldable device.
Google’s main focus
Google’s main focus at the point is on the latest members of the Pixel lineup. The new Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL are the watered down versions of their parent Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. Although these devices the glass rear on the flagship Pixel 3 family for a plastic rear, they do feature the superb Pixel camera that has been Google’s signature advantage.