Among the things that are becoming more and more prevalent when it comes to upcoming tech is increasing amount of Android devices that offer built-in support for Qi Inductive chargers. While no company has decided to include Qi with a device at launch, the ability to add it to your phone will soon be offered by both LG and HTC. With the growth rate of the Wireless Power Consortium’s Qi solution, it seems clear that it won’t be long before we’ll see two products in stores: a Qi charger, and the Powermat wireless charging system. That is, until Powermat joined up with the WPC.
Powermat was the only company with a wireless power system to really develop a solid brand for themselves. With products on the shelves of every major electronics store in the US, and plans to be the first to market with a solution for charging laptops as well, Powermat seemed like the immovable object to WPC’s unstoppable force. Seeing these companies pool their resources and work with the other 82 companies in the Consortium, and with the upcoming Android Accessories platform, it’s clear that Qi will become a part of our day to day lives very soon.