Google Pixel foldable phone may be out


Google embraced foldable smartphones in general when it announced Android support for the form factor at the end of previous year. As I said before, everything that Google bakes into Android will find its way into a Pixel phone - remember's previous year notch support in Android P?

Samsung's foldable device - the Galaxy Fold - has a smaller screen on the front and opens up into a larger one on the inside while Huawei's foldable phone - Mate X - has a different design that puts its eight-inch screen on the outside.

There may be the Motorola RAZR foldable phone, Nubia foldable phone, Lenovo vertical foldable phone, and another one from LG.

This revelation will most likely raise questions on whether Google's ideal foldable phone is an innie or an outie. According to a report in Forbes on Tuesday, the South Korean giant has announced it is going to start automatically cancelling orders for its highly-anticipated foldable device that faced problems with its display. That doesn't mean Google will go the same way with its Pixel foldable.

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Samsung was forced to postpone the launch of the Galaxy Fold after a raft of hardware issues were discovered by tech journalists.

Officially, Google isn't in a rush although we can't deny it has experimented on the foldable form in the past. "We've been doing it for a long time", further stressing that "I don't think there's a clear use case yet". He also said foldables should offer more than just a bigger screen.

Mario Queiroz, head of Pixel development at Google, told CNET that the company is "definitely prototyping the technology", and that it's something it's been working on for some time now.