E-Ink in your smartphone

By | November 21, 2012
Why didn't someone think of this earlier? This is awesome. You can avoid all the 'keep display on' codes- which is great for things like calendar widgets with your day schedule, reading apps, and other reference that can be done without needing to turn on the screen.

Reshared post from +Nicolas Charbonnier

Your next smartphone is likely to have a flexible E Ink screen on the backside showing Google Now, important notifications and other of your favorite most relevant data constantly. The texture of the flexible E Ink screen can be same as your current Android phone. I estimate that adding E Ink on the back of your next phone may cost just $10 or $20 more in materials, it won't make much sense to build mid- to high-end smartphones without it. Anytime you read stuff on your phone, just flip it over, the accelerometer may automatically beam over the text you had open on the LCD/AMOLED also turning off the backlight. Multi-day to week-long battery life is to be expected. When you answer a phone call, it can switch to showing some nice art texture, to make your phone look cool and different. E Ink on your Smartphone

4 thoughts on “E-Ink in your smartphone

  1. Christopher Cooke

    Slap a panel on the back of the next generation of tablets, too, please!  I'd love to be able to read my .pdfs on a full sized screen, without the need for a strain inducing backlight.


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