Google CEO Shows Off Unnamed Android Device with NFC
Speaking at an industry event, Google CEO Eric Schmidt showed off a previously unannounced handset from Samsung. Schmidt joked that it would not be called the Nexus 2, though he didn't name it. When showing off some of the device's capabilities, Schimdt noted that Gingerbread (codename for Android 2.3), would become available within the next couple of weeks. Schmidt didn't indicate if he meant the SDK for Android 2.3, or the full operating system, or both. Schmidt also demonstrated how NFC (near-field communications) might work on an Android device for making mobile point-of-sale payments. He didn't actually announce a new Nexus handset or reveal details of Android 2.3
Feb 24, 2019
TCL Communication — the company behind Alcatel and BlackBerry phones — is planning to launch one or more foldable phones with a flexible display in 2020, and showed off several of its current concepts at the MWC trade show this week. The company has been actively working on the project for a couple of years already, the result of which is a proprietary, patented hinge design that the company calls DragonHinge.
Jan 7, 2020
Kyocera is at CES this year showing off mock-ups of 5G devices under development, including their next rugged smartphone for the US, which will have 5G. Kyocera's Product Planning Manager Curtis Wick confirmed to Phone Scoop that the company is still actively developing rugged smartphones for the US market, similar to the DuraForce Pro 2 that is currently offered by AT&T and Verizon.
Feb 9, 2020
Samsung aired a television commercial during the Oscars award show tonight that showed the company's next, unannounced foldable phone in detail. The ad was rich in visuals but light on details, encouraging viewers to tune in to the company's Unpacked event on Tuesday.
Jan 4, 2021
Samsung has set January 14th at 10 AM EST as the date and time for its next Unpacked event to launch its "next Galaxy" flagship device. The event will be live-streamed in samsung.com.
Jan 24, 2020
Two interesting new approvals for unannounced Samsung phones appeared on the FCC web site this week. The limited info available in the FCC filings indicate that they are flagship-level phones, which will presumably be announced at next month's Unpacked event in San Francisco.