Google already working on a foldable Pixel phone

Ruben Fields
May 8, 2019

At its annual Google I/O developer conference in California on Tuesday the search giant detailed its commitment to foldable devices as part of the next version of Android, now codenamed "Q".

The company recently filed a patent in which it talked about a foldable smartphone. Now, according to a recent report, Google is already working on a foldable Pixel phone, but you won't see it anytime soon. There's also the iQOO foldable phone and whatever phone that will have the DragonHinge technology by TCL. However, we're not losing hope because there is the Huawei Mate X.

While a number of phone makers from Asia have already that works are already been done on their foldable devices, search engine giant - Google has confirmed that it has plans for the foldable tech, saying it has been prototyping foldable displays for quite some time.

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From the moment Google stepped on stage at Samsung's developer event in early November to talk about the work it's done alongside Samsung on adapting Android for foldable screens it was clear: Google was working on foldable smartphones on its own. "We've been doing it for a long time", Google's Mario Queiroz told CNET before I/O. One of these is Google, which says it has been prototyping the technology for some time now, but it isn't in a hurry to bring a foldable Pixel to market.

He continued, "I think it needs to be more innovative than that". And yet, here we are with Android Q Beta 3 and its Screen Continuity feature to support that exact use case.

Foldable smartphones are the next big thing, at least that's what all major smartphone manufacturers think.

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