Google just announced Android support for foldable phone displays

Royole Releases the World’s First Commercial Foldable Smartphone

The move also underscores a new level of caution in product planning after a costly recall for its fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 in 2016.

The ball is now in Samsung's court as they are expected to pull the curtains on their own foldable smartphone on November 7, United States time.

Android will now support devices that are half-phone, half-tablet with a high-tech, wraparound screen. Now, it is giving the world a first glimpse.

However, if you unfold the smartphone, you're exposed to a large, tablet-sized display that gives you an incredible amount of screen real estate. The new look is optimized for controlling devices with one thumb, a necessity as screens become larger. Part pocket-size flip phone, part tablet, it's the most interesting idea I've seen in smartphone design for years. Developers will be able to create apps for the gadget, which like other Samsung phones, will be based on the Android operating system.

High price tags are expected to prevent foldable phones from immediately becoming big hits, and some analysts doubt there is huge appetite for such products.

A reliable tipster has revealed details about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S10 set to be officially announced at the Samsung developer conference held tonight.

"When folded, it looks like phone, fitting in your pocket or purse".

The CEO of Samsung's mobile division, DJ Koh, previously "hinted" the tech company could finally lift the lid on a foldable phone at its developer event which is taking place in San Francisco.

Either way, the spectacle of the folding phone is imminent. The company is working with Google and its Android division on the underlying software to power the foldable device.

The live stream for said keynote on day one of the conference begins at 20:00 local time tomorrow, so tune in to see if Samsung does indeed reveal the Galaxy F.

And that sure would behoove Samsung, which has incessantly mocked other companies for shipping phones with display notches.

Glenn Murphy, a Google Android and Chrome executive, took the stage to announce the search giant's support of Samsung's foldable smartphones. The smartphone-tablet hybrid was first unveiled to journalists at an event in San Francisco, Monday, November 5, USA time (Tuesday, November 6, Philippine time).

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