Wireless Charging Stories May 6, 2020

NFC now supports limited wireless charging capabilities

Wireless charging has finally become a standard in the smartphone world in the past few years with even the most stubborn holdouts giving in. Now, wireless charging is set to expand a bit further thanks to an updated spec for… NFC?

Wireless Charging Stories April 7, 2020

It’s finally happening, folks. OnePlus is adopting wireless charging. It only took three years after everyone else, but the OnePlus 8 Pro will feature support for Qi charging. That’s great! But personally, I think OnePlus has missed the point entirely — here’s why.

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Wireless Charging Stories March 2, 2020

Wireless charging is incredibly convenient and, finally, it’s mainstream too. However, one challenge the tech has always had is the speed of charging. Now, we’re finally making progress with that and Xiaomi is showing off a 40W wireless charging pad that it may use on future phones.

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Wireless Charging Stories January 30, 2020

Wireless charging for OnePlus 8 essentially confirmed as OnePlus joins WPC

OnePlus has been evading wireless charging for years now but with the OnePlus 8, it finally looks like the company is set to adopt the technology. To add fuel to the fire, it was recently discovered that OnePlus has joined the Wireless Power Consortium, pretty much guaranteeing that the company is bringing the long-awaited tech in the near future.

Wireless Charging Stories February 25, 2019

Qualcomm expands Quick Charge to wireless chargers, including Qi compatibility

Qualcomm has a strong presence at MWC 2019, with their chips powering many of the biggest newly announced devices. As phones are continuing to shift away from traditional wired charging to wireless charging, Qualcomm is also updating their Quick Charge technology to be compatible with Qi and other wireless chargers.

Wireless Charging Stories March 29, 2018

Wireless charging has a very long history, and one that almost entirely doesn’t involve the iPhone. Rather, hardware from Android OEMs, including Google itself in the past, has long been the place to find this feature if you want it. In its need to compromise, however, the Mountain View company decided wireless power wasn’t its top priority with the Nexus 5X and 6P, and that continued with the debut of the Pixel and Pixel 2. Now, I’m hoping it’s time for wireless to make a comeback.

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