After months of waiting, the Nexus 4 Wireless Charger is now on Google Play. According to the product page, the Nexus 4 Wireless Charger weighs 130g and measures 76pi x 53.05(T) (mm). While Qi inductive chargers are technically compatible with Qi certified devices like the Droid DNA or the Nokia 920, the angled surface and ... Read More »
This week Toyota announced their 2013 Avalon Limited will be the first vehicle available in the world that offers in-console Qi wireless charging for Qi-enabled mobile phones and devices. The frugal ones among us might go with a $10 wired charger in our cars, but the $45k Avalon Limited would be a pretty cool way to ... Read More »
The upcoming Nexus 4 is rumored to include wireless charging, and today a supposed picture of the charging pad leaked out. The photo was first posted on Phone Arena who admits this could be an elaborate fake, but we thought it looked pretty cool and it was worth sharing. Google will announce their ... Read More »
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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 »