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

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