Has the pace of innovation been slowing down lately? We’re used to incremental improvements to the existing technology in our smartphones, but big, bold moves are much more exciting. Our expectations are higher than ever. There have been some interesting developments in the last year. Sony has brought waterproofing into the mainstream. Apple dipped a toe, or a finger, into biometrics with the fingerprint scan to unlock. Google and Motorola gave us a smartphone that’s always listening for its master’s voice. LG and Samsung have taken the first step towards a flexible future. What might be next on the horizon?…
A unique curved screen technology not only allows for a flexible design, but can even bend over the sides or top of a mobile device. Keep reading for more details!
Incidents of batteries that catch fire, swell, or even explode happen regularly. Samsung wants to prevent them with a new type of solid-state battery that’s not only fireproof, but also flexible and resistant to mechanical shocks.
LG already showed us the curved battery that will power the upcoming G Flex curved phone, but how did Samsung fit the battery in the slightly curved Galaxy Round?
LG Chem, the largest battery maker in the world, announced it began mass-producing curved batteries that would go into future smartphones made by LG Electronics.
Researchers in South Korea have figured out how to make a flexible battery, but when will it hit the market, and how much energy can it store? We sadly don’t know.
What will be the killer features on Android smartphones in 2013? We take a look at the most wanted improvements and developments – the features we’d love to see on Android smartphones next year.
New flexible lithium-ion battery technology from LG could open new possibilities for smartphone design. The cable-type batteries are fully flexible and capable of holding a comparable charge to normal smartphone batteries.
Researchers from the University of South Carolina have been able to convert a regular, store-bought shirt into a capacitor, which means that the very clothes we wear could, someday, power the myriad of devices we use in our everyday lives. While wearable devices are currently iffy at best, we do carry a handful of devices on our person, including our smartphones, personal music players, and to some extent, tablets. Noting that electronics are fast becoming part of our wardrobe, a team led by the USC’s Xiaodong Li and Lihong Bao are experimenting on ways how fabric can act as flexible…
When it comes to the idea of flexible smartphones or wearable electronics, you have to remember that in order for everything to work all components must be truly flexible as well. While we’ve already seen demonstrations of flexible displays, it seems that Professor Keon Jae Lee from the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology has also created a flexible battery that can be folded, bent and distorted in a variety of ways without losing any of its energy or ability to maintain a charge. Apparently, these lith-ion batteries are actually made by printing them onto special film. This new…