Qualcomm has lifted the curtain off its latest processor, which more than likely will find its home inside many flagship smartphones in 2017.
The Snapdragon 835 is the next flagship processor from Qualcomm, who is actually collaborating with Samsung and its 10 nanometer FinFET process. That process will give the new processor a smaller footprint ... Read More »
Google has updated the Android Compatibility Definition Document with a new clause about USB charging methods over USB Type-C. The company strongly recommends not using proprietary charging methods that modify Vbus voltages.
It’s no secret that USB Type-C has brought with it many problems. Non-standardized cables, missing resistors, and standard-breaking quick charging have all caused ... Read More »
Portable chargers are great. They can really save the day when you’re on the go and your device’s battery is low. I can’t get enough of them. But one of the biggest annoyances I have with portable battery packs it that they need charging, too. It’s one more thing you need to plug in at ... Read More »
The USB Implementers Forum, or USB-IF, announced that it will be certifying chargers to make sure consumers are buying safe and functional chargers. With the influx of chargers that do not comply with USB specifications and even chargers that are just plain dangerous, this is a great move to further the safety of USB chargers.
We’re no ... Read More »
Quick Charge-compatible car chargers are getting very common these days, but many only have one port. Those with multiple ports often have a single Quick Charge port, which is unfortunate for passengers or tablet dash installs. (A standard port can’t keep up with an in-use tablet in the car. Ask me how I know.) The ... Read More »
Desktop chargers are a lifesaver. In a time where electronic devices are widespread but outlets are not, charging a few devices with their original chargers means taking up a bunch of outlets, which are often in short supply. Desktop chargers with a multitude of USB ports are a great way to solve that problem.
Ports: 4 ... Read More »
With batteries getting bigger and smartphones getting more power hungry, battery life isn’t making any big leaps forward. We’re still stuck with day-long battery life, sometimes less. This is where quick charging has really helped us getting through a long day.
It’s rumored that the unreleased Oppo Find 9 will be able to ... Read More »
Devices are getting more and more power hungry, so batteries are growing in size. But charging has long remained fairly slow. If your phone is dead midday, you’ll be stuck by a charger for quite a while before it’s ready to go for a few more hours. But Quick Charge changed that, allowing devices to ... Read More »
Getting a new gadget for a loved one (or yourself) is always exciting. But we’re here to tell you that buying a new charger for an old device can dramatically change the way you use the products you already have. Let’s face it, phones and tablets are only useful to us when the batteries are charged. The ... Read More »
Battery life has been always a sore spot with smartphones, but as innovations continue to take place, we’re seeing more and more progress towards better battery life. While larger batteries may not be the common answer to the problem, many manufacturers are implementing quick charging technology into their smartphones, thus reducing the amount of time ... Read More »