flexible and unbreakable displays in our smartphones, but everything we've seen thus far have only been prototypes. Samsung looks to change all that and have confirmed we'll see their first (of many) flexible AMOLED display device next month in Korea. LG is also in the mix, but more interesting is the work being done at UCLA on the technology.
Samsung and LG who have agreed to put down their swords and instead cooperate and compete on merits instead of getting bogged down in a mire of patent disputes.
Glass for consumers, however it looks like the display technology may have been decided. Based on details coming out of a recent Korea Times report, Google will be using Samsung’s organic light-emitting diode technology (OLED) for Glass. For now the details are coming by way of still unnamed sources.
LCD patent case against LG. The case was over Samsung's OLED (organic light-emitting diode) displays. The case originated in 2011 when Samsung believed that 11 of its researchers leaked the details of its OLED displays over to LG. LG fired shots back by filing its own patent suits against Samsung, seeking an injunction against a variety of Samsung's devices.
Samsung announced today that its hitting LG Display with a lawsuit. As it turns out, Samsung wants a court to invalidate a number of LG Display patents relating to OLED technology, an area where both companies fiercely compete.
flexible OLED displays might become a reality soon on smartphone and tablets. We've seen this in the past with Samsung showing off the technology last year, and recently naming their flexible OLED displays "Youm" with a release date aiming for late 2012. This dream might soon become a reality (although I'm still not sure of the uses) as Samsung has announced they've received "huge orders" of their impressive flexible OLED displays.
on XDA has set about modifying all of Google's core Android apps to save the maximum amount of battery on OLED phones, via the simple expediency of reversing the color scheme.
Play. According to the site, the LiveView will be released on November 19 priced at £49.99 ($80). The LiveView is a 1.3-inch color OLED display that hooks up via Bluetooth to your Android smartphone, and thanks to a companion app that runs on the handset can send message and call updates, alarms and other information to the battery-powered screen. More information here. [youtube KN2qoA0FfHQ] [via SlashGear]
Android Central believe to be Super AMOLED, and a smaller, narrow OLED touchscreen at the bottom known as the "Ticker". That Ticker can be used for news, weather, RSS or other alerts, phone notifications, time/date and as shortcut controls; it'll also work as a media playback control bar, and show new Facebook updates. Swiping from side to side shows different control panes. Meanwhile there's a 5-megapixel camera, externally-accessed microSD card slot, dedicated camera key and TouchWiz; Verizon have also switched out Google for Bing, which is likely to disappoint a few people. No word on how much this will cost, nor when it will arrive, but it's certainly a curious device.