Have a Samsung Galaxy tablet?  Don’t like the current official bluetooth option?  Well you may be in luck because two days ago, Samsung was granted a new ornamental design patent for hopefully a new tablet keyboard.

The patent was filed December 5, 2012 and granted January 21, 2014.  This is a bit of a refreshing change of pace for any recent Samsung-patent-related news.

If you haven’t been keeping track of all those lovely patent disputes lately, all you really need to know is that Judge Lucy. H Koh preemptively ruled that Samsung infringed on a keyboard autocorrect/suggestions patent held by none other than Apple Inc.

Enough about the software, we are here for the hardware.  As you can see, it looks like the new tablet keyboard will be using the same connector that the current line of Galaxy Tabs are.  It also seems to have an updated key layout.  Most notably the “ENTER” key.  This, along with the connectors on the back, make it stand out from Sammy’s current lineup.

Fig 6 is the most interesting of the views.  It shows three different, of what I assume to be, inputs.  I would guess that one is for power and the other two possibly for USB support?  You could plug in and charge your tablet while also moving around files from one device to another.  Who knows.  Hopefully we will see something like this in 2014.

Via: PC World

Source: USPTO

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