Technology Android might be to blame for the delayed launch of Samsung’s foldable phone

04:52  11 january  2018
04:52  11 january  2018 Source:   BGR

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Samsung supposedly wants to launch an OLED phone with a display that does not show any creases when folded or unfolded. Does that mean that Android is Samsung ’ s biggest problem? A foldable Galaxy X device would offer users a smartphone mode and a tablet mode.

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a close up of a computer© Provided by BGR A pair of reports this week revealed that Samsung might not release the mythical Galaxy X foldable phone until December in a best-case scenario. Samsung mobile chief DJ Koh commented on the matter while at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, revealing that the company isn’t happy with the phone so far, and there are various things that need to be fixed. Is Google’s Android what’s really slowing down Samsung’s plan to release a foldable phone this year?

“It is difficult to talk about the date of the launch now. We want to unveil the products properly but now seems a bit early,” Koh told The Korea Herald earlier this week, hinting that “durability issues” need to be addressed.

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10 phones that redefined Samsung ' s identity. Samsung spills the beans on the Exynos 9810. 5. ahmadkun (Posts: 139; Member since: 02 May 2016). So samsung has told us about this back in 2013 and we expected to see it be delayed till 2020 and so on till we die before seeing a foldable phone ..

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“We want to have a good reaction from customers once the phone is out in the market. But there are still durability issues that we need to address,” is the actual quote. Samsung supposedly wants to launch an OLED phone with a display that does not show any creases when folded or unfolded.

But the same Koh said that the biggest obstacle in selling the Galaxy X is the user experience, according to ZDNet. Does that mean that Android is Samsung’s biggest problem?

A foldable Galaxy X device would offer users a smartphone mode and a tablet mode. Samsung makes both Android smartphones and tablets that run its own UX on top of Google’s mobile operating system. Beyond that, Samsung invented ways of scaling up the Android experience from smartphones to computers — at least that’s the purpose of the DeX Station accessory that works with Galaxy S and Note models.

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Foldable phones are coming – it’ s only a matter of time – and it' s looking increasingly like Samsung could be the first company to commercially launch one, possibly as soon as next year. We may even know what it’ s called

It will, then, take much longer for Samsung to dwell into the foldable display smartphone. Doesn’t hate anything, neutral during an iOS vs Android or iPhone vs other Android phone battle. Email: sid@theandroidsoul.com.

Introducing a device that works both as a smartphone and tablet should pose no difficulties for Samsung. The company has been adding software features on top of Android for years and knows how to adapt its UX to work on various screen sizes. But the fact that it doesn’t control the underlying OS, as Apple does with its smartphones and tablets, may prevent Samsung from creating a high-quality Android experience for both phone and tablet modes.

That said, if there’s one thing Samsung proved since launching the Galaxy S6 it’s that the company is ready to design great looking mobile phones. And the once bloatware-riddled Samsung UX has been greatly improved in recent years as well. So we can only hope the Galaxy X offers great hardware and software experiences whenever it finally launches, and regardless of whether or not Google adapts Android for foldable screens.

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