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Wireless charging turmoil as Samsung invests in PowerbyProxi

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by 9 months ago
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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.

Four manufacturers join wireless charging group

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by 1 year ago
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A consortium of manufacturers is great, in that they can find a common solution to work in all of their devices, but the carrier who pledges support is equally important. It’s carriers who are more likely, and in a better position, to give us wireless charging kiosks or stations.

Qi vs A4WP: War of the wireless charging standards

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by 1 year ago
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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.

Wireless charging goes vertical

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by 1 year ago
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Wireless charging has long been one of those features we wish would be implemented as a standard, but nobody seems to be able to figure out. The Nexus 4 was touted as having the feature at launch, but it was months before we saw an actual charger at retail. Many thought the technology may just get lost in the shuffle, doomed to be ‘what could have been’.