Samsung's wireless promises

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As they say at Samsung, in 2015 we will get rid of wires.

Let's go back to the year 2000 for a second. It was then that the company created a team responsible for developing wireless charging technology. And now Samsung promises that this year will be a landmark for it.


In 2011, the company introduced the first commercial prototype of the charging pad. And last year, it paid tribute to technology by equipping its flagships Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 4 with wireless charging.

So why exactly is 2015 Samsung declared so important? The fact is that one of the main problems associated with wireless charging is the lack of a single standard. Now, this should no longer be an obstacle.

Third wheel?

There are three organizations working to standardize wireless charging technology, the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), the Power Matters Alliance (PMA), and the Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP). The WPC is promoting the Qi standard, and two other organizations have teamed up to create their own standard. Therefore, not all wireless-capable devices can be charged with any wireless charger. Thus, what should in theory simplify life, on the contrary, complicates it.

Samsung, a member of all three organizations, announced the creation of a component that brings support for all standards in a single chip.

It was created last year, and according to the company, it will take from six months to a year to implement it in devices on the market, which means that this year we will receive devices that do not depend on the wireless charging standard.

We add that in large networks like McDonald's around the world, there is a growing number of wireless charging zones where charging mats are offered. We see the same at airports and hotels. It seems that in 2015 we will really become even freer from wires.

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