Looks like Google is also looking into foldable tech for their Pixel smartphones. Just don't expect it anytime soon.
There's no doubt foldable smartphones is the innovation of the future, but after trouble with Samsung's foldable smartphones that have forced its launch to delay, excitement over it has waned. Which is why it's surprising to learn that Google has been working on a foldable smartphone themselves; admittedly, they're not in a rush to get a folding product to market.
According to Mario Queiroz, who leads development of Pixel phones, foldables are good for people who want bigger screens, he said, but that won't be enough to spur consumer interest.
"I think it needs to be more innovative than that," he said on a CNET interview. "The use case is going to need to be something where you go, 'Hey, I definitely need to have this.' Right now, you don't need to have a foldable. It's kind of a 'nice-to-have.'"
There's no clear information on how far along Google is in developing its foldable prototype or how its screen would operate when opened and closed. What we do know is that, for now, it's best to let that foldable innovation cook in the pot a little longer to avoid any possible mishaps.