It looks like we are seeing the beginning of the end of the wireless charging wars. Although there are actually three competing wireless charging standards, it appears that the Qi specification will likely become the sole standard as Microsoft and Samsung Electro-Mechanics have joined the board of the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), the group responsible for the Qi standard.
The Alliance for Wireless Power has now officially introduced its new Rezence power standard, which uses magnetic resonance instead of inductive charging. Keep reading to learn more!
There are currently three rival groups trying to create the definitive wireless charging standard, Samsung and Qualcomm both belong to two of them. Now Samsung has boosted its interest in the WPC and the Qi standard by investing $4 million in a company called PowerbyProxi.
Wireless charging is still an emerging technology, but the battle is already heating up between the Wireless Power Consortium and the Alliance for Wireless Power for who will control the global standard. We break down the differences between the two competing technologies.
More sources have confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy S4 will support Qi wireless charging, though it’s still unknown if the feature will be available out of the box.
The official Nexus 4 wireless charging orb has shown up for pre-order on the Norwegian site Dustin Home with a February shipping date.
According to Korean media, the Samsung Galaxy S4 will feature a wireless charging module, one that will be compatible with the Qi standard developed by the Wireless Power Consortium.
We take a look into Android’s crystal ball and see what awaits in 2013!
Toyota’s 2013 Avalon Limited variant will be the first car to have built-in support for the Qi wireless charging standard.