New patents reveal Samsung's foldable and scrollable smartphone future
Brian Tong here with your Googlicious for everything Google that we can pack inside of a show.
And the top story this week comes from Patently Mobile.
After a filing release by the United States Patent and Trademark Office revealed Samsung could have plans to build all new form factors for mobile devices.
Now some of these new designs include a concept for a scrollable smart phone that's shown in two states, rolled and unrolled, and buttons would be located on the rolled up side of the scroll.
It's a scroll phone.
Now another concept, Concept is a foldable smartphone that uses a hinge system.
It folds in half, and can open up like a mini organizer.
There's also another foldable concept where the design is folded off-center, which results in a tab exposed on the left side of the device.
For quick access to apps and functionality.
And in the last concept, Samsung shows off a bendable smartphone.
We've even seen some similar demos of this in past CES shows Again, this is a filing and none of this may see the light of day, but it's Samsung and you know they'll try everything.
To see what sticks with people.
Now I love the potential for unique designs and functionality with more screen real estate as our gadgets keep getting thinner and thinner.
So, what do you think?
To fold or not to fold?
Let me know in the comments.
And I'll read some of them next week.
All right, Samsung's [UNKNOWN] also one of the best values to get in [UNKNOWN] right now with the $99 headset that supports multiple Galaxy phones and tablets.
We told you about the new game Lands End last week that's worth checking out for the platform.
And now a report from [UNKNOWN] mobile says, Samsung is working on a wireless gamepad for the Gear VR.
A patent application filed in February of 2015 by the Korean giant shows off a bluetooth gamepad that is described to be used with a head mounted apparatus.
Now the images are what you would expect from a controller, but it's progress for pushing the VR platform forward.
And Google's Play Store gets a bad rap for getting apps later than iOS sometimes, but it looks like Android's version of Instagram is getting a rollout for multi-account support, On the apps before anyone else.
It's in its testing phase, not everyone has it, but now you can have multiple accounts like one for your personal life, maybe a work account, and one for your buddy Instagram modeling career, seriously, you know who you are.
And Adobe is finally bringing their Premiere Clip video editing app to Android as well.
It can help produce a video using your photos and video recordings.
You can add a soundtrack to it as well, but what makes it unique is that you can also transfer your projects to the desktop version of Premiere, without losing your edits.
And Nexus phone users, and I'm one of those, a vehicle Bluetooth called problem is being reported on the Android open source project and it affects all Nexus phones from the 5, 6, 5X and 6P.
What happens is that when you're attempting to call out to a phone number When it's connected to your car's bluetooth, the call will fail, and the car will resume playing whatever songs or audio you were listening to before that call.
Now meanwhile, your phone will still be calling and if it successfully connects the call, neither sides can hear either party.
Now this bug wasn't even present in the developer version of Android Marshmallow so something has clearly changed.
It's unclear how widespread the issue is right now but we will, Has not made any comments on this yet.
Now onto wearables.
The [INAUDIBLE] watch, arguably one of the best smart watches this year, if not the best is getting some updates with better optimization and a new watch face that looks like this.
And it also looks like the Fossil queue founder, another fashionable smart watch with Fossil design influence that's running Android-ware is coming to the Google Play store soon.
It will retail for $295 and what makes this one a little different is that it will be using Intel's brand new Atom ultra low power processors and has doubled the RAM With a full gig compared to the Moto 360, Huawei Watch, and LG's Watch Urbane and it looks like an actual watch, pretty sweet.
All right that's gonna do it for this week's show.
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