In November 8th, Samsung released the Infinity Flex Display folding screen at the developer conference SDC 2018.
The appearance of the folding screen provides a new form of integration for smartphones. Samsung also released a One UI, for folding screens that allows users to interact with folding screens.
Samsung said at the venue.The Infinity Flex Display folding screen will be mass-produced in a few months. I believe there will be more equipment to use this folding screen in the future. At this point, you may think of Android's fitness problem. If the official does not support this screen and the corresponding interaction, it will be wasteful to do more hardware.
In response to the new folding screen design, Google said at the Android Developers Summit that it would strengthen the adaptation of such folding devices in the future. In subsequent versions of Android, there will be more interaction for folding screens.
according toThe Verge reportsAt present, Google has called the device with folding screen design similar to Samsung Infinity Flex Display "Foldables" folding device. Dave Burke, their vice president of engineering, said at the Developers Summit that we are working as little as possible to enhance Android's ability to take advantage of the shape of a new device. Sagar Kamdar, director of product management, also said that Google was working closely with OEM partners to ensure that common surface APIs were available for developers.
And for the problem of interactive mode of turn over folding screen,Sagar Kamdar mentionedAt present, they are trying in many different directions, more of which are actually the problems of screen switching and screen extension after flipping.
At present, the way Google thinks about is to switch the screen from a large horizontal to a small vertical screen. The display content will automatically recognize the scene and change the mode. Just like this demonstration motion picture, when you use "open" mode to watch the video in the interface of the video website, and then switch to "fold mode", the layout of the video website will be changed from the general desktop page layout to the general mobile-side layout mode, so as to adapt to two different screen modes.
In addition, Google also needs to solve the problem of screen extension.
When users fold the screen, how to make better use of the screen surface generated by folding is also very important for daily operation. After all, when you hold it, you will encounter more interactive space. These two points need to be balanced so that the whole folding screen can be interacted.
As far as Google's action is concerned, it's still quite fast. It's not difficult for them to do interactive adaptation when the product is launched. Compared with before, Google's response to hardware adaptation is much faster.
Now, they are already there.Official account of Android developerThese are displayed. Interested users can search Android Developer directly on Twitter to learn about Google's current solution for flip devices.