A phone and a tablet- Samsung reveals foldable smartphone

Sarah Tew  CNET

With lights on the stage dimmed, Justin Denison, a senior vice president of mobile product marketing, gives a glimpse of Samsung's first foldable mobile device at a developers conference in San Francisco Wednesday.

Also on November 7, Google announced Android support for this new foldable smartphone form factor, so the starting software support is in place and is expected to continue over time. And it has tough and entrenched competition in Siri, Google, Cortana, Alexa in other devices.

"Infinity Flex Display will operate on an entirely new mobile experience and form factor", Samsung said.

Samsung is among a few developers working on foldable phones. This is the same suite of developer tools used by Samsung internally. The device can be opened to reveal a 7.3-inch tablet.

One UI's "clean and minimal design keeps the most relevant content on the bottom half of the screen - making it more natural and comfortable for one-handed use", said Samsung in a release.

Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp are engaged: See their creative announcement
The music legend and Granucci are parents to Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, Teddi Mellancamp. Meg Ryan took to Instagram Thursday to confirm that she's engaged to John Mellencamp .

Trump administration moves to restrict asylum seekers at border
Administration officials have said existing U.S. asylum rules encouraged illegal immigration and bogged down legitimate claims. Omar Jadwat, director of the American Civil Liberties Union's Immigrants' Rights Project, said they were clearly illegal.

Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union Welcome Baby Girl After Secret Surrogacy
Many congratulations to Union and Wade-and we can't wait to find out what the couple named their miracle. I have endured eight failed IVF cycles ...

Samsung said it would be ready for mass production in the coming months. Samsung also has a New Infinity display in the works, as pointed out in the same image as the notched displays, though there's no news on what that display would be like.

These "Bixby experiences" will be offered through the Bixby Marketplace, so just like Skills on Alexa, you'll be able to browse through custom Bixby interactions that developers create so you can then add them to your devices. Developers can build and launch on the platform, as well as easily integrate cloud-connected, Zigbee and Z-Wave devices. This will now be supported by a SmartThings Developer Workspace. WWST helps ensure devices and services are fully optimized for the platform, so consumers enjoy the best possible experience.

Bixby, too, is expected to come with a lot of new additions and not to mention that the company has introduced a new user interface for its upcoming devices dubbed One UI.

Smartphone manufacturers are finally starting to take mobile gaming seriously - and Samsung is arguably leading the pack.

This will allow users to do things they couldn't do with an ordinary smartphone with the larger, immersive display providing vast improvements to media playback and multitasking. The Infinity O display, meanwhile, sits offset to the left side of the screen.

Related News:

  • 'Multiple injuries' in California bar shooting: Fire department

    'Multiple injuries' in California bar shooting: Fire department

    Ron Helus , a 29-year veteran of the Ventura County Sheriff's Office, who ran into the building after hearing gunshots. Long was found dead in the Borderline Bar and Grill after 12 people were shot to death late on Wednesday.
    Penn State Women’s Soccer To Host Bowling Green In NCAA Tournament Opener

    Penn State Women’s Soccer To Host Bowling Green In NCAA Tournament Opener

    State head coach Tom Anagnost said the players put in the work, believed in themselves and they are good people. With its tournament bid confirmed, NU has the opportunity to achieve some of the goals it set in the preseason.
    Runaway train set to derail miner's sales

    Runaway train set to derail miner's sales

    BHP has not reported the matter to the Australian stock exchange as it is not expected to have a material impact on finances. BHP is planning to draw from its stockpiles at Port Hedland as it repairs its rail service, The West Australian reported .
  • Xiaomi officially enters the United Kingdom  with the Mi 8 Pro

    Xiaomi officially enters the United Kingdom with the Mi 8 Pro

    HDR results are especially impressive with the Mi 8 Pro, while Xiaomi has also added some bonus features including a Pro mode. Xiaomi's United Kingdom launch signals the company's expansion to a new market, and a step toward being a more global brand.
    Former Sun Tyson Chandler officially signs with Lakers

    Former Sun Tyson Chandler officially signs with Lakers

    The Lakers ended the clash with a +7 rebounding advantage, the first time they've done so since their third game of the season. Rose then missed his last 3 under heavy defensive pressure from Chandler, and Hart hit two free throws to seal it.
    With New Justice Official, Fate of Russia Probe in Question

    With New Justice Official, Fate of Russia Probe in Question

    Clovis, who later worked in Trump's presidential campaign, has been interviewed as part of Mueller's Russian Federation probe. Whitaker has publicly outlined strategies to stifle the investigation and can not be allowed to remain in charge of it.
  • 'PM's China visit opens up new vistas of economic cooperation'

    'PM's China visit opens up new vistas of economic cooperation'

    China while stating that it would extend necessary support to Pakistan, reportedly committed $6 billion funding. I want to make that clear in unequivocal terms that we do not have any balance of payments crisis now".
    Texas G cheered in first game since leukemia battle

    Texas G cheered in first game since leukemia battle

    Check out the huge ovation Jones drew as he checked out of the game after sinking the free throw. He was released from the hospital in late February and completed outpatient treatment in August.
    Donald Trump's biggest fights with journalists

    Donald Trump's biggest fights with journalists

    The post-midterm election news conference marked a new low in the president's relationship with journalists. US President Donald Trump applauds during a rally. "I've never seen a president do anything like that".
  • Welbeck hospitalised after 'serious' ankle injury, Emery confirms

    Welbeck hospitalised after 'serious' ankle injury, Emery confirms

    But Arsenal could not take advantage as Aubameyang blasted the resulting free-kick well over the crossbar. He added: "Our mind is to be first in the group".
    Champions League: Barcelona becomes first team to qualify for Round of 16

    Champions League: Barcelona becomes first team to qualify for Round of 16

    Although Barca were pegged back by Mauro Icardi's equaliser, Busquets was pleased for the club's newest star. Inter were beaten 2-0 in a professional performance from the Catalans where they dominated for large spells.
    Chrome ad blocking expands to shut down entire websites

    Chrome ad blocking expands to shut down entire websites

    Google defines abusive experience advertising as advertising that tricks users into taking an action that the user did not intend. This week, the company said that roughly half of these unwanted experiences include these abusive ads , justifying the crackdown.


Most liked

Ariana Grande Sings "thank u, next" & Trips On Her Heels On 'Ellen'
What we love most about this video is that Ariana could have totally redone the whole thing, but chose not to. There's no denying that Grande has had a rough year, but she seems to be handling it all with grace.

New Mets GM Makes Interesting Statement About Tim Tebow’s Baseball Career
Before hitting the DL, Tebow was batting.273 with six homers for the Binghampton Rumble Ponies-the Mets Double A affiliate. Minaya, Ricco and Ricciardi ran the front office last summer after GM Sandy Alderson stepped aside to focus on his health.

13 people dead in California bar shooting, including deputy and gunman
Mourning: A procession for the body of Sergeant Ron Helus, who died in the shooting , drives down Ventura Highway 101. When the gunshots paused, Wennerstorm said he knew the shooter must be reloading, and he didn't waste the moment.

Trump mocks GOP losers who kept their distance from him
Mia Love's loss Tuesday, Trump said: "Mia Love gave me no love, and she lost", adding, "Sorry about that, Mia". And only twice in the past eight decades has the president's party picked up House seats in the midterms.

Some survived shootings in Vegas, California bar - except 1
This time, gunfire claimed a Navy veteran who had lived through the deadliest mass shooting in modern USA history a year ago. Dean described the scene inside the bar as "like hell". "There is blood everywhere and the suspect is part of that".

Emma Thompson sweetly tries to steal a kiss from Prince William
Oscar-winning actress and enemy of high-heeled shoes everywhere Emma Thompson has been honored with one of Britain's highest awards.

Lewis Hamilton threatens to quit Formula One
Bottas has won three races since he joined Mercedes previous year as a replacement for retired 2016 world champion Nico Rosberg. You start preparing for next year as soon as the season is so done, so getting your mind tuned is very hard '.

Chinese staff forced to drink urine and eat roaches
The company also allegedly threatened to severely reduce severance pay for anyone who quit. The video also showed staff drinking cups of yellow liquid, which is reportedly urine.

Texas Judge Releases Nearly All Defendants After Losing Re-Election
The youths were facing a range of charges but at least four of them were facing serious accusations of aggravated robbery. He said it is not unusual for Devlin to release juvenile defendants if they have adequate supervision at home .

Netflix Is Making a Pacific Rim Anime Series
InCagaster of an Insect Cage , a unusual disease turns people in a post-apocalyptic world into giant, well, insects. Production will be undertaken by Shanty Harmayn and Tanya Yuson at BASE Entertainment.

Alberto Gonzales 'profoundly concerned' over choice of new acting U.S. AG
Neil Cavuto countered that none of the three men are implicated in anything linking Trump and Russian Federation , as Mueller's original mandate appeared to intend.

These Are the Victims in the Thousand Oaks Bar Shooting
On Wednesday night, students gathered for college country night between 9 p.m. and 2 a.m., according to the bar's website. One officer said it had been "quite some time" since there was a shooting of any kind in Thousand Oaks.

Tens of thousands flee fast-moving Northern California fire
The hospital is in Paradise, a town of about 27,000 people 180 miles (290 kilometers) northeast of San Francisco. The chamber of commerce in nearby Chico said The Neighborhood Church was being set up as an evacuation center.

Blizzard denies it canceled a Diablo 4 announcement at BlizzCon
Brack said mobile is a "very significant opportunity" for Diablo as it relates to the game's reach and presumably its revenue potential.

Notre Dame moves up to No
MI has cracked the top four in the College Football Playoff rankings for the first time since Week 13 in 2016. Unbeaten Notre Dame moved up one spot to No. 3 and MI jumped a spot after a 42-7 victory against Penn State .