Nexus 4 is a smartphone that runs on Android operating system, was released on November 2012. It was co-developed by Google and LG Electronics. This smartphone came with an in-built battery and a Qi wireless charging which was the first of its kind. That brings us to the next smartphone by Google, Pixel 3.
Wireless charging or inductive charging is the process of using an induction coil to create an alternating electro-magnetic field in the charging base, and the induction coil in the mobile device uses the power created from the electro-magnetic field and converts it back to electric power to charge the battery.
Qi is an open interface standard that defines wireless power transfer using inductive charging over distances of up to 4 cm. This system uses a charging pad and a compatible device, a Nexus 4 for example, which is placed on top of the pad and is charged via resonant inductive coupling.
Why Wireless Charging?
Back then, when the Nexus 4 was released, wireless charging wasn’t that welcome among the users. Everyone just liked to plug in their phones to a charging cable. No one was bothered about the few extra seconds the wireless charging would save.
Wireless charging has now become common. Finally, People have started embracing this technology, Thanks to Apple. Apple’s AirPower mat is one solution to charge 3 of your Apple devices like Iphone, Airpods and Apple watch at the same time.
Qi certified wireless chargers can now be found in café, hotels, airports and even in cars. It means that wireless charging has now become more common. So, it is important that the next Android smartphone has wireless charging as it is faster and universal.
Benefits of Wireless Charging:
That brings us to the next smartphone by Google, Pixel 3. Wireless charging would be a great option for this Pixel 3. But, is it possible for the company that has established the unique brand look with metal backs to change to a glass back.?
Since metal backs do not support the wireless charging technology, the only option is to switch to full glass back like Iphone X. Pixel phone has a signature look, which must be compromised to have a wireless charging included.
As Google had many Qi wireless charging supported devices earlier, they will not be accused of copying Apple. And since this feature is becoming more comfortable and user friendly, let’s hope that Google brings back Wireless Charging in Pixel 3.
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