If Samsung had boasted last November to work closely with Google for its foldable smartphone, the Korean manufacturer is not the only one to have benefited from the software help of the developer of Android. This is also the case of Huawei for its Mate X as we learned this week at the MWC 2019.
Last November, during the Samsung Developer Conference, Samsung and Google announced they had collaborated to develop the interface of the future foldable screen smartphone manufacturer, the one that will prove to be the Samsung Galaxy Fold.
Samsung had made a real argument of communication during his conference, while Google announced "work closely with Samsung on a device they plan to launch early next year." This does not mean that this is not the case for other manufacturers as Google told us during the MWC 2019.
A valuable help provided by Google
During an exchange with several Google managers, including Hiroshi Lockheimer, we learned that Google had also worked with Huawei on the Mate X software interface. When announcing the support for foldable screens on Android, in November Last, Google had explained how to work on different types of different folds. "We work closely with our partners to make sure we have a common API for all developers," said Sagar Kamdar, product manager at Google.
For the developer of Android, natively offer a collapsible interface for builders and ensures that everyone does not do things in his corner. A good way to avoid fragmentation at the device level, but also a better support for the proposed applications on its operating system.
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