Rumors that Microsoft is working on a new folding gadget or a whole line of such devices go a long time. The website MSPoweruser announced that Microsoft has even registered a patent that describes a hinge for the device with a folding display. In the folded state “Andromeda” can become something like a notebook, one part of the display which will work in screen mode, while the second will act as a full-fledged touch keyboard. If the gadget is to decompose completely and evenly, the image on both parts will display a single user interface.
Hinge, patented by Microsoft, will be equipped with self-loops, which will allow you to bend the display from almost any angle without damage to the device. The presence of a patent does not mean that the rumors about the new device under the code name “Andromeda” is beginning to take shape. It is possible that the new hinge will never be useful, or simply provided a new model tablet Surface. We will remind, will there ever mythical “SurfacePhone”, also nobody knows.
Microsoft is not the only developed by studying the possibility of creating a flexible display. In this field has already succeeded and other companies, including Samsung, LG, Sharp and many others. However, none of the producers in no hurry to mass produce flexible gadgets, while only the prototypes for exhibitions.