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Mar 15, 2019 9:58 AM 1+ mon ago

Google filed a folding phone patent application, too

Does a patent application mean a company is particularly serious about a technology? No.

It's tough to know from a series a crude drawings and technical details filed with the USPTO how seriously an individual company is taking these plans. Honestly, most companies are understandably most likely taking a wait and see approach to the tech.

A new patent application spotted by Patently Mobile likely falls into the the latter camp. Google, after all, outsources a lot of its Pixel and other hardware to other device manufacturers -- and, notably, doesn't make its own displays. Even so, the filing shows off a device that folds a bit like a wallet.

"FOLDABLE DISPLAY NEUTRAL AXIS MANAGEMENT ...

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