Broadcom's new chip allows mobile devices to support all wireless charging standards

Justin Kahn

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Mobile wireless charging has yet to catch on in a major way largely due to the seemingly fragmented nature of the technology. The industry is yet to settle on a particular standard and because of this, not all device support...

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Skidmarksdeluxe

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This is a step in the right direction, no doubt about it!
What exactly is the big deal about wireless charging? What difference does it make whether you plug a cable into your devices charging port or lay it on top or very nearby a wireless charger? You're still going to have to be close to a wall AC outlet anyway...
 

lmike6453

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This is a step in the right direction, no doubt about it!
What exactly is the big deal about wireless charging? What difference does it make whether you plug a cable into your devices charging port or lay it on top or very nearby a wireless charger? You're still going to have to be close to a wall AC outlet anyway...

Agreed, even in a vehicle you have the 12v adapters. True wireless charging to me would be able to charge up while hiking in the woods, via thermal or solar energies which I already own lol. Maybe via wind or water?
 

Jad Chaar

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What exactly is the big deal about wireless charging? What difference does it make whether you plug a cable into your devices charging port or lay it on top or very nearby a wireless charger? You're still going to have to be close to a wall AC outlet anyway...
Yeah there is nothing nowadays that the wireless charging can do better than wired, but it could make future applications a lot more applicable/useful.
 

Skidmarksdeluxe

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Agreed, even in a vehicle you have the 12v adapters. True wireless charging to me would be able to charge up while hiking in the woods, via thermal or solar energies which I already own lol. Maybe via wind or water?
The true usefulness of wireless charging would be the devices battery charging itself via solar power or any nearby power source.