Verizon Pushing Wireless Charging with 4G Phones
Verizon Wireless has requested - if not required - that phone makers offer Qi wireless charging for most or all of its new LTE 4G phones, Phone Scoop has confirmed. HTC and LG will make Qi-enabled back covers available as accessories for the Thunderbolt and Revolution, respectively. LG today also announced a charging pad, which, since it uses Qi, will work with non-LG phones. Fulton Innovation - which manufactures Qi circuitry - confirmed that "two other manufacturers" (presumably Samsung and Motorola) will announce similar solutions soon for their LTE phones. According to Fulton, some 4G LTE phones coming this year will have Qi built right into the phone, made possible by placing the necessary circuit on the main circuit board, saving space. Qi - pronounced "chee" - is an industry standard for inductive wireless charging. Energizer is also showing off Qi chargers at CTIA
Researchers Suggest Phone Makers Mislead Consumers About Security Patches
Security Research Labs says Android phone makers often miss security patches but still tell owners the phones are up-to-date. Researchers Karsten Nohl and Jakob Lell examined the code of some 1,200 phones from more than a dozen phone makers for every security patch released during 2017.
Hands On with the Moto g6
Motorola's g-series phones have a long-held reputation for value and quality. With the 2018 incarnation, Moto is trying harder than ever to bring high-end features and design to a low price point.
MetroPCS Offering Two Free Months of Service to Switchers
MetroPCS today rolled out a new offer that will give consumers two months of service for free when they meet certain conditions. In order to qualify, new customers will need to port in at least one phone number and select the $50 Unlimited LTE plan, the $60 Unlimited LTE with 10 GB of hotspot data plan, or the $100 4 lines of Unlimited LTE plan.
AT&T Preps More Than 100 Markets for 5G, Expands LTE-LAA
AT&T today said it has launched what it calls 5G Evolution in 117 new markets, bringing the total of pre-5G markets to 141. The company says its 5G Evolution technology can deliver theoretical speeds up to 400 Mbps to properly equipped phones.
TouchStone vs Qi
A wider adoption of wireless charging means we all win.
I'm not familiar with the Qi circuitry. Did...
however, someone will prolly say that every time you charge wirelessly it destroys eleventyfive miles of rain forest or somthing.
1. Let's not forget that for all of our lives that most phones have utilized proprietary chargers requiring a new purc...