We last reported about a very interesting use case of the upcoming foldable Surface Centaurus revealed in a Microsoft patent. Now another Microsoft patent has more details about how even the hinge of Centaurus device may be much more than a normal connecting part.
The patent reveals how the hinge may be interactive and not only display notifications but users should also be able to move content from two displays to the hinge area. This may result in at least a part of the content being moved to the hinge area from either of displays.
A device comprising a plurality of screen regions, including at least a first screen region, a second screen region, and a third screen region; a linked between the first screen region and the second screen region; and one or more processors that perform operations include: determining information to be displayed on the third screen region; determine whether content is dragged from the first screen region to the third screen region; The first screen region to the third screen region.
An apparatus comprising: a plurality of screen areas including at least a first screen area, a second screen area, and a third screen area; a hinge coupled between the first screen area and the second screen area, the third screen area being provided on the hinge; and one or more processors that perform operations, comprising: determining information to be displayed on the third screen area based at least in part on a state of the hinge; Determining whether content from the first screen area is dragged to the third screen area; and providing the content as input to an application associated with the third screen area based at least in part on the content being dragged from the first screen area to the third screen area.
The foldable Centaurus device has seen its share of tech media coverage in the last few days, as Microsoft is claimed to readying it for launch in Q1 or H1 2020. Microsoft’s foldable Centaurus device, as per a report will be powered by the Intel Lakefield processor. But another report claimed that Centaurus hardware has many configurations under testing. Some of the protos have Intel processors while others have ARM processors.