Samsung files for smart device-skin patent
Samsung’s invention enables a user to take a photo or choose an image and electronically wrap it around the device. The design can be altered at anytime. It is essentially a smart skin. In its filings Samsung notes that the smart skin can be built-in to future devices or sold as an add-on accessory for older ones.
Essentially the layer of film would extend beyond the devices screen to encompass the external case. Samsung envisions the user being able to combine the display image with the skin image to view it as one connected image across the device.
It’s not totally clear how much power the smart skin would require, as that would definitely be a factor in whether or not it is worth the added visuals on your device. Overall, though, it is a cool concept that we would love to see in action.
1. RCMizK3w1 posted on 09 Mar 2012, 21:32 0
It maybe successful if it didn't hurt battery life a tone; seems like it would add a tone of extra thickness on the add on version though.
2. Cwebb posted on 09 Mar 2012, 21:47 4
Smart Samsung, beat Apple to the patent office. Now if they could find a way to make this not look weird and not drain battery worse than an '11 HTC on LTE, we got a deal
4. cepcamba posted on 09 Mar 2012, 22:07 0
It's somewhat like the invisible car concept recently shown on yahoo news.
9. Cwebb posted on 10 Mar 2012, 02:51 5
Doesn't an invisible car sound extremely dangerous? Or is it just me
15. chapizzo posted on 10 Mar 2012, 05:43 0
sounds cool, but indeed it would be a danger to all.
3. Bluesky02 posted on 09 Mar 2012, 22:05 8
As you may have noticed Google and Samsung are patenting things seriously not because they want to sue people but rather protecting themselves, and we all know why, because of a fruit company.
17. ph00ny posted on 10 Mar 2012, 11:56 0
Um they were both very serious about patents well before apple happened. They just didn't use it to leverage competition
As for patents, Samsung, Motorola, Sony(well SE previously) are giants in the mobile technology sector. I think AT&T has more patents than Apple and AT&T is tiny even by carrier standard
5. gwuhua1984 posted on 09 Mar 2012, 22:30 2
I think we the consumers should start applying for patents on our ideas...
13. lukasound posted on 10 Mar 2012, 04:51 0
there are many things that are bound to happen, but are not yet patented...
like a 3D holographic videochat? even if you don't make money from it, your children will for sure :) or did George Lucas already patent that? :P
7. lukasound posted on 09 Mar 2012, 23:47 2
this makes a lot of sense using bendable amoled... the tech is already here, and it wouldn't use more battery than let's say two SGS2 screens... depends on brightness and resolution, but with a decent battery this could already work today...
i hope they release it soon :) maybe SGS4? that would be awesome, i am due to upgrade then...
11. andro. posted on 10 Mar 2012, 03:41 3
Future android phones from Samsung will look revolutionary!
16. ZEUS.the.thunder.god posted on 10 Mar 2012, 09:05 1
not only looks but they will be revolutionary in terms of tech and functionality.
14. azri05 (unregistered) posted on 10 Mar 2012, 05:00 1
THUMBS ME DOWN!
19. sagar.singh0512 posted on 10 Mar 2012, 13:44 0
Crap they copied Nokia GEM concept phone.. Samsung & Google please wake up and PLEASE STOP COPYING other's innovation.
20. cellphonator posted on 10 Mar 2012, 22:36 0
Sometimes companies take others ideas and improve it, it always happened and always will. Didn't Steve Jobs do the same with the mouse, back in the '80s?
22. vijayabaskarank posted on 11 Mar 2012, 11:26 0
hi friend If they want to improve why they are filling patent for this. For the one concept shown by Nokia
24. cellphonator posted on 12 Mar 2012, 00:45 0
Because I'm sure they modified something technically to make it different, so they filed for a patent. We can say it's unethical but it's legal.
21. VJo003 posted on 11 Mar 2012, 00:37 0
Would be interesting to see how this would work out on the preferred Samsung material - Plastic