The operating system is adapted to fold Smartphones

Google will customize its mobile operating system Android more to use in the novel Auffalt Smartphones.

The device category to bring new ways of how users and devices interact, said Android chief Hiroshi lock Heimer of the dpa at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The functions were initially developed together with the manufacturers and then integrated into the operating system.

Samsung, for example, worked at his Smartphone, the Galaxy Fold together with Google that Apps on the smaller Smartphone screen on the outside and the Tablet Display, like a book unfolding, to run synchronously. Also, Huawei cooperated with Google in the development of the folding phone Mate X, and the Tablet Display, in contrast with the Galaxy Fold remains on the outside.

“We are going to learn with these first devices very much about how people use them” – and what solutions App developers, said lock Heimer. It expects a multi-year learning process as previously, for example, the introduction of touch screens. As long as the devices category of the folding of Smartphones is so new, the equipment manufacturers have to work directly with Google to find solutions for your specific phones.

Google is in this year, the challenge is to find the name of the next Version of Android a Dessert that starts with the letter “Q”. The group announced the further developments traditionally, the name of desserts in alphabetical order. “I don’t remember, as we said at the beginning – so in the Cupcake and Donut Era: “when it comes to Q or Z, which is then so easy.” But at the time, still so many years seemed to be removed,” said lock Heimer. Has not yet been decided, as it was with the naming of Android versions will go on, if the Alphabet is through.

lock Heimer reiterated that Google intend to do, its two operating systems, Android and Chrome to merge. “We are lucky to have two successful operating systems,” he said. “But these technologies are different – and the reason for this is that the use scenarios are different.”

With the greater Integration of Google’s voice assistant have increased the Smartphone usage in regions where illiteracy is widespread. “Previously, people were maybe afraid to get a Smartphone, because you can’t read or write.”

In Europe, it was still too early to see the business consequences of the Changes in the Android license model in accordance with the competition procedures of the EU-Commission, said lock Heimer. Google had introduced in Europe, units sold paid Android licenses, while the operating system remains for the rest of the world remote devices for free.

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