In the last quarter of 2011, the internet was quite agog when we heard about the version of Nexus with a slider keyboard by a leaker who leaked all thing Nexus tweeted. But still such type of model of Galaxy Nexus has not yet been seen and now we have got the information from some fast track patents that Google filed with the USPTO and their major focus is Galaxy Nexus with a keyboard slider.
Three patents were actually filed which mentioned the Andy Rubin, known to be the lead developer of Android, as main inventor. In each of the patent there is an internal mechanism of the slider, the differences in between these three come in size, thickness and overlapping when opened. The upshot includes a larger physical board with bulkier phone. In the mechanism there is a spring and stabilizing link slider, a “serpentine spring styled” slider, and an impressive “scissor-hinge” slider.
We are pretty much sure that each and every type of mechanisms must have tradeoffs which will make them different and preferable in other devices and products but the specific advantages were not present in the patent filings. As there is quite a space free after including the physical board so for sure the filed patents include some other things to fill that place e.g. LED notification, track pad or a touchscreen instead of a keyboard.
You will not be surprised to hear that Rubin, a creative force present behind the Danger`s series of Sidekick Sliders, is really interested in giving this impressive technology a push. According to fast-track nature Google is much more interested in this patent and will obviously like to respond with a device sooner instead of later. We can also expect a hot Slider based on Android in the market in order to scoop up the users of BlackBerry.
What will you do when the Google ships a Nexus Slider? Will you pick it up? So, in order to know that Google will do about this patent you just have to wait.
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