Google gave up on a different foldable phone prior to Pixel Fold

Google supposedly had another foldable in the works, but scrapped it because it wasn’t good enough After years of waiting, Google finally announced its new foldable smartphone, the Pixel Fold, at the Google I/O Developer conference in early May 2023.  The Pixel Fold turned out to be a fabulous foldable device from the company, according to the YouTubers and influencers who attended the conference and got some hands-on experience with the device.   However, a new statement from Google’s head of hardware design reveals the existence of a second foldable device. The second device, however, was in development but didn’t make the final cut.  Image: KnowTechie The Official Made by Google Podcast spills the beans In an episode of the official Made by Google Podcast, Ivy Ross, head of hardware product design, revealed the existence of a second foldable device. “Made by Google” is a weekly podcast that features conversations with the company’s executives, who discuss various ongoing projects at Google. .stk-fa1b1bc{box-shadow:0 0 0 2px rgba(120,120,120,0.1) !important}.stk-fa1b1bc-container{background-color:#f3f3f3 !important}.stk-fa1b1bc-container:before{background-color:#f3f3f3 !important} .stk-fff85bd{margin-left:-20px !important}.stk-fff85bd .stk–svg-wrapper .stk–inner-svg svg:last-child{opacity:0.7 !important}.stk-fff85bd .stk–svg-wrapper .stk–inner-svg svg:last-child,.stk-fff85bd .stk–svg-wrapper .stk–inner-svg svg:last-child :is(g,path,rect,polygon,ellipse){fill:var(–stk-global-color-56583,#911d9c) !important} .stk-75422ff{margin-left:-17px !important}.stk-75422ff .stk-block-text__text{font-size:16px !important;font-weight:300 !important;font-style:normal !important;font-family:”Golos Text”,Sans-serif !important}@media screen and (max-width:1023px){.stk-75422ff .stk-block-text__text{font-size:16px !important}}“I’m really proud of the team because there was another foldable model that we had created, that we had the discipline to hold back and say ‘nope, it’s not good enough yet,’ and really wait until we felt like we could do something that was good enough or better than what was out there already,” Ross…Google gave up on a different foldable phone prior to Pixel Fold

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