Samsung and Google are forced to adopt charging iPhone MagSafe! The best thing to happen to Android in 2023?

As someone who was using an iPhone with a home button until 2022, switching to the iPhone 13 mini has shown me a new perspective on some of the neat hardware features that Apple’s latest flagship phones offer…

In fact, I find these features so useful that I think Android devices could benefit from borrowing some of them

Qi It is an open interface standard that defines wireless power transmission using inductive charging over distances up to 1.6 inches (4 cm). Developed by Wireless Power ConsortiumThe system uses a charging pad and compatible device (smartphone, smartwatch, wireless earbuds), placed on top of the pad to charge… wirelessly. It is believed that there is more than that 500 factories working with the standard Including Apple, Samsung, Google, Asus, Motorola, OnePlus, Sony, Huawei and Xiaomi and more.

The next-generation Qi charging standard (Qi2) for all phones that support wireless charging is now set to incorporate Apple’s MagSafe magnetic charging functionality! repeatedlyQi2 should soon become the new unified wireless charging standard worldwide and will be based on its “MagSafe” charging technology. an Apple! I repeat… well, I won’t.Now, I know (and agree) that foldable Android phones, variable apertures, and 1-inch camera sensors are indeed some of the most technically impressive hardware innovations we’ve seen in the past 10 years but here’s a question… How practical and applicable are these features on a daily basis, really?

On the other hand, you charge your phone every day, and I know for a fact that many can’t go without charging their phone several times a day – whether it’s via a cable or an external battery…

That’s why I think it’s important to talk about how important MagSafe is to the smartphone industry and users; Why every Android person should celebrate Apple’s innovative batch as well as other features samsungAnd The GoogleAnd other Android phone makers will likely copy from the iPhone, rather than some less useful device… I’m putting the last part up as a “bonus” because I was already planning a similar story.

Apple’s innovative MagSafe charging technology will come to Android by the end of 2023; Why Galaxy and Pixel users should be excited

When I got stuck, after switching from my old iPhone 8 in the spring of 2022, it was exactly MagSafe that turned out to be one of the most useful features for me, which was surprising, since I didn’t find MagSafe technically impressive. enough to give him plenty of attention. Of course, the main idea behind the MagSafe charger is to help make your wireless charging experience more efficient by aligning the back of your phone with the charger, which is awesome! However, I wouldn’t be honest with myself if I didn’t admit it I don’t find the MagSafe charger very useful.

This is because, in essence, the MagSafe charger doesn’t seem to do anything different than what the Lightning cable actually does! Whether it’s the lighting or the MagSafe “wireless charger”, WhileCharging my iPhone is still pretty much attached to a coil cablewhich in the case of MagSafe does charge my phone remarkably slower an average!

What makes MagSafe great and what Android users should be excited about is not the MagSafe charger but the MagSafe accessories

However, like many Apple products and hardware innovations, the secret lies in the simplicity of the product and, of course, the excellent execution. In this case, you have to look beyond MagSafe Charger To find what makes magnets on phones, that for me is my darling… MagSafe battery pack! XO.

as a iPhone 13 mini For the user who consciously settled for the smallest battery in a flagship phone, the magnetically attached Apple battery pack was what some call a “lifesaver”! In my case, this is especially true when I’m on the road. Funny enough, I only purchased a MagSafe battery pack about a month ago (especially for a long trip) and I already know it’s not leaving my travel pack anytime soon!

I remind you that The Rock also wears fanny packs, so… take it easy!

iPhone-like MagSafe wireless charging may be coming to the Pixel 8 and Galaxy S24 phones (ironically), giving people a great reason to choose Android over the iPhone 15

Regardless of any pros and cons, MagSafe will almost certainly be coming to Android phones (most likely) in the second half of 2023!

This means that Technically (keyword: technical), upcoming Android phones like Galaxy Z Fold 5And Galaxy Z Flip 5And the Google Pixel 8, Pixel 8 Pro, OnePlus 11T (if that’s a thing), and many more can actually deliver. iPhone 15Similar to wireless charging, magnet-enabled and supported. Thrilling!

That being said, my learnerguess Are these Chinese phone makers (read: Xiaomi, OnePlus, Oppo, Vivo) jumping on the MagSafe bandwagon a little sooner than the likes of Samsung and Google. Sure, it’s partly due to their general attitude of “being first” but also — Samsung’s foldable phones (due to be released in August), are devices that operate with very limited space, which could be better used if they were made use of for bigger batteries…

On the other hand, Google just so happens to be much less… adventurer When it comes to timely hardware upgrades (which isn’t necessarily a bad thing). Of course, Pixel phones are much less expensive than Samsung and Apple’s flagships, so Sundar Pichai & Co. would have another good excuse to skip MagSafe for the Pixel 8 series!

Android finally borrowed a really useful feature from Apple, but there’s more iPhones worth “stealing”

No, since we started…

I hope you catch what I’m about to suggest with Text Tone, but yeah – I’m suggesting that Android should borrow some of the iPhone’s other features (particularly hardware-related ones)! Nothing goes here…

  • The iPhone wake-up slider (which is already on OnePlus’ flagship phones) is something really every Android device could benefit from, and it’s something every Android user deserves; Remember, me too Pixel 7 Pro The user, I admit — the Android guy in me wishes there was an alert slider more often

  • Face ID! I know I may have lost half of you with this one, but as a huge supporter of Touch ID, I can’t deny switching from the iPhone 8 and Pixel 6 Pro to the iPhone 13 with Face ID feels a little… converted; Don’t get me wrong, the ideal would still be to have both Face ID and Touch ID, but Apple’s face unlock technology is just as secure as Touch ID, it’s fast, and it’s noticeably less disruptive than when it first launched with the iPhone X. ; I still can’t unlock my iPhone by looking at it from any angle, but you get used to it…

The future of wireless charging (in the long run) isn’t MagSafe but it’s a better alternative to what Android has at the moment

MagSage and what the Wireless Power Consortium’s new wireless charging standard will actually be may be an improved version of what we currently know and use wireless charging on Android, but I’d say… Let’s not confuse “upgrade” with “innovation”!

over the air Over-the-air (OTA) charging is something companies have experimented with for years, and the reason is that this is exactly what the final version of wireless charging is expected to look like — sooner or later! Imagine walking around your house, in and out of rooms and your phone… Shipping. No effort, no drama.

But this is much easier said than done, and we know that because over the years many companies have failed to offer consumers an OTA-ready version. Motherbox, Wi-Charge, Energous, Motorola, and most recently Xiaomi all showed off prototypes of over-the-air charging stations, which aside from not being market-ready, were extremely inefficient (up to 5W charging speeds) and potentially harmful. To the technology that required multiple antennas to communicate with another special antenna in your phone (which modern phones don’t even have).

So, if this is out there, what’s left? MagSafe? Now, maybe! Although my personal view is that forward thinking and tech giants with money will actually figure out a way to make sure you never run out of battery, but it may not necessarily be via antennas… What if it was solar energy?

Let me know how excited you are to see MagSafe make its way to phones like the Galaxy S24 and Pixel 8 and why! Or maybe you are not? I’m all ears/eyes.

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