What happens when some of the world’s leading electronics companies get together to promote a wireless power standard? So far, not much. Over 100 companies joined up to form the Wireless Power Consortium and promote a universal standard called Qi, but it has failed to take off.
A handful of Verizon phones actually support ... Read More »
Welcome to another new weekly column where we round up all the Android-related rumors and discuss the validity of each one. Everyone seems to love our original rumor reports, but we thought it would be fun to examine the rumors from around the web and share our thoughts on the possibility of them coming true. ... Read More »
Wireless charging isn’t anything new for Android, but the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S III may be the first device to include the feature right out of the box. DDaily is reporting that Samsung is working on its own patented wireless charging system for the Samsung Galaxy S III, which uses a magnetic induction wireless charging ... Read More »
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 ... Read More »
Qi inductive charging certainly seems to be the direction many cell phone manufacturers are heading when it comes to offering convenient charging methods, and the really cool thing about Qi inductive plates is that anything that supports Qi can charge a Qi enabled phone. As it stands right now, not a whole lot of companies ... Read More »
I’ve been fascinated by the idea of “wireless power” for awhile now. Shortly after the G1 was released, I attended a TED talk where Eric Giler walked the Android phone across the stage and demonstrated it charging without being plugged into anything. Fast forward to today, and while the WiTricity guys still aren’t ready, other ... Read More »
Over the weekend we learned that Motorola Mobility became the latest handset maker to join the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), which signals we could see some more Qi-enabled phones soon. Other new additions to the WPC include France Telecom / Orange, paragon AG, and Salcomp Plc.
If you are wondering what the heck Qi (pronounced ... Read More »
The technology for wireless charging has been around for decades, but we haven’t seen it in many phones yet because the industry could not agree on a universal standard. Just like many companies decided to adopt micro USB for wired charging, they have now agreed to go with Qi (pronounced “chee”) as the international standard ... Read More »
Every handset maker in the industry is starting to develop a reputation among the Android community. We pretty much know what to expect from HTC, Motorola, and Samsung. However when it comes to LG, many of us are still trying to figure out their smartphone strategy.
To understand LG properly, we need to cover some ... Read More »