Google Patent Reveals Dual Screen Notebook Which Splits Into Half
Google is on quite a patent-filing spree. Yesterday, we saw a Google Patent talking about laptops which open up automatically when they see you. Today, a new Google patent has surfaced which details a dual-screen notebook which splits into half! Google seems to be working on innovating the way we know laptops to be.
Based on the patent documents, it looks like this laptop will consist of two equal halves which can be used either as two individual devices, or one large device. Google might have stopped working on Project Ara, but it looks like their interest in modular design has lived on.
If you follow recent design trends, many modern-day laptops come out as convertibles which can act as either tablets or laptops. However, this sort of a design could bring about a radical change in the way we know laptops to be. This Google Patent shows us two tablets which join together to form a notebook.
Interestingly, both these halves come with their own set of processors, memory, battery and power management. There are no QWERTY buttons anywhere on the devices. It looks like when you put both of them together, one of them can double up as a keyboard along with touch input.
Moreover, when both these halves are put together to form a notebook – the processing power of the two can be combined to provide even better, stronger performance to the user.
While the concept seems to be quite exciting at the moment, it may or may not become reality. The Google Patent indeed exists in the USPTO, but not all patents that are filed actually become a reality. However, it would be interesting to see if Google does actually decide to give modular technology another shot with this dual screen modular laptop. Stay tuned with us for more details on this!
Source: Android Headlines