A recent patent application filed by Google suggests a search engine giant to experiment with sophisticated display technologies similar to those that can be seen on the Huawei Mate X and the Samsung Galaxy Fold. Patently Mobile describes a method for constructing an OLED panel that can be folded multiple times and used in a "modern computing device."
t any of its own displays, and it's not a company that manufactures its own phones. Like Apple from its iPhone, Google reports outsourcing to Pixel 3 Foxconn production, and as HTC and LG have divided their production costs into Pixel 2 phones. This does not mean that for a product based on this patent, it is not possible to see the light of the day, it's just that if it happens, this is likely to happen due to the fact that Google has licensed a third party rather than produces a complex the screen itself.
The patent continues to represent a possible sophisticated device that can bend in two different locations – the "Z-fold display" – without disturbing, due to the fact that it sounds like a smaller number of layers needed to build the screen of the device. However, we do not show experts in production.
It's not clear whether Google will ever build such a thing or why we want a Z-bend, but the survivability of dial-ups is definitely an open question. Samsung's Galaxy Fold is rated as "hundreds of thousands" of folds, while the manufacturer Gorilla Glass Corning is developing a glass that can be folded and hoping to be more durable than existing plastic solutions.
It is important to note that the Google patent does not even mention the word "telephone". Instead, it concerns how the display can be used by "modern computing devices." It seems to me that it's about phones for us, but this may apply to tablets or even laptops, assuming that Google is still working on tablets and laptops.
Google's interest in sophisticated smartphones has so far focused on the software aspect of their design. This added support for sophisticated displays on Android in November last year, and also worked with Samsung to provide Android work as a Galaxy Fold operating system. It's clear that sophisticated phones are important for the future of Android, and Google seems to be interested in both hardware and software.