1. vansmack's Avatar
    Now that the two new Android reference devices don't support it, who will?

    NEVERMIND: Motorola says US version supports qi:

    Nexus 6 by Motorola
    belodion likes this.
    10-15-2014 12:09 PM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Yeah, Qi is actually Moto's charging method of choice, and so is Samsung's, so it's far from dead.
    10-15-2014 02:42 PM
  3. Rukbat's Avatar
    Yeah, Qi is actually Moto's charging method of choice, and so is Samsung's
    They've probably gotten tons of phones returned under warranty with the pins of the microUSB connector not making good contact.

    The concept of everyone using the same connector was great. (Remember when a single manufacturer had a few different connectors, and none of them were compatible with any connector for any other manufacturer's phone?) The choice of microUSB, supposedly the cheapest way to go, is evidently turning out to be a very expensive way to go, unless they redesign the connector so it's actually connected to the board by more than a few wire-thin pins being wave-soldered. (Mold a piece of metal into it, so the relatively large metal tabs get soldered to the board. Might cost a few pennies a connector, but opening an in-warranty phone, disassembling it, unsoldering the connector, cleaning the board (assuming it hasn't been burned past the point that it can be used) and resoldering the connector is labor intensive and expensive. One repair probably costs more than they save in a week's production.
    10-15-2014 05:27 PM

Similar Threads

  1. Why is the stock Note 3 internet browser refusing to clear history?
    By TheOriginalWolfman in forum General Help and How To
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-06-2014, 12:38 PM
  2. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-20-2014, 12:24 PM
  3. LG G3 is less than the sum of it's parts...
    By PaulieC83 in forum LG G3
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 10-19-2014, 07:48 PM
  4. Why is google +using all my data?
    By kill4food in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-15-2014, 04:01 PM
  5. Battery is much better then my note 3 initial impressions at least
    By Closingracer in forum Samsung Galaxy Note 4
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-15-2014, 11:04 AM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD