The patent does not mention the word "phone" even once, instead it refers to how the display could be used by "modern computing devices" which could refer to tablets or laptops, The Verge reported on Thursday.
The search engine giant's interest in foldable smartphones is being speculated to be more inclined towards the software aspect of their designs, because typically, Google does not produce displays or handsets on its own.
Hence it is also likely that Google licences the foldable screen out to a third-party rather than producing it by itself.
Google added support for foldable displays into Android in November.
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