Digitimes reports that Samsung will adopt the Qi wireless charging standard for their upcoming Galaxy S IV. Recent smartphones like the LG Nexus 4, HTC Droid DNA, and Nokia Lumia 920 have all supported the Qi charging standard out of the box, but the wireless charging technology is still not very widespread and ... Read More »
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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 »
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 »
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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 »