At the beginning of this year, devices with folding displays seemed to be the breath of fresh air, which will help mobile devices to make another revolutionary leap, giving a new experience. However, after a not very successful release of the first of such gadgets, it has become clear that technology needs to be improved. And, it’s possible that create a truly mass product will have Microsoft, which is hard at work on the technology of “liquid loops”. And this technology looks quite interesting.
What is a “liquid loop”?
For the first time a new development was noticed by the authors of the portal WindowsUnited in one of the company’s patents. Some time ago there were rumors that the company wants to provide the device Surface with two screens. But, apparently, data were not faithful (or not faithful to the end), and the software giant is preparing and folding gadget. And if you believe the patent (the pattern of which is available below), the company invented a special loop that have a fluid inside the components and a layer of liquid covering them outside.
Such a structure is due to the fact that compared with conventional hinges, such “liquid loop” will give a much less stress at the bending place due to the presence of liquid. This will extend the life of folding screens and will greatly reduce the wear of components such as the display and other parts and components that are involved in bending, due to the “permanent lubrication” liquid loops. What do you think about the folding devices? Will they become a mass-market product or ostatsya toy for enthusiasts? Write your thoughts in our chat in Telegram.
It is also worth noting another important fact. Patent published with the label “Microsoft technology licensing”, and this implies the fact that Microsoft can license it to its partners. The company is currently working with several manufacturers, and some of them reportedly will launch a new flexible devices running Windows Lite early next year. Devices from other manufacturers may be called Centaurus, at that time, as Microsoft will reserve the right to give their gadgets the Surface. And if so, then, as we know, prior to the sale, to be held presentation device. And here we come to the most interesting
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Microsoft have long been announced a special conference once again after the updated line of Surface. The event is scheduled for the beginning of October 2019, and therefore the wait is not long. Moreover, company representatives have hinted that the event we are waiting for “something special.” I hope that Microsoft will work to create a flexible device (even for the corporate market). I would not want to promising technology becomes a part of history, and not having to become something massive and interesting.