Last year when we were faced with the removal of the headphone jack and the lack of wireless we were disappointed to see that Google missed on a significant opportunity to introduce wireless charging with the Pixel 2. It looks like the tech giant made up for lost time with the release of the Pixel 3.
The Pixel 3 lineup might finally mark the moment when the company decides to listen to the requests of their users and introduce the wireless charging feature. If the latest Android P Beta 2 is anything to go by, we are sure that wireless charging is going to be a thing.
Hidden code reveals the truth
XDA Developers managed to discover a couple of hidden lines of code hidden throughout the newest software update. Ever since Android 4.2 Jelly Bean was released, the OS allowed wireless charging support. It may seem disappointing that it took Google this long to finally adapt and introduce this feature but better late than never, as some might say.
The lines of code talk about something which is called “dreamliner” and they mention a number of times the wireless charging capabilities. Now, Dreamliner could refer to a lot of things. In could be an embedded code which may refer to another device or it could be the codename for a dedicated wireless charging feature which is soon going to be released to the public in a new Android update. Our main guess is that this is going to be a new wireless accessory and we want to warn you by now that it will undoubtedly be expensive. Most of Google’s gadgets have been expensive, so future ones are likely to follow the same trend.
Recently, new leaks have shown a prototype for the Pixel 3 XL. Now, as with any big tech company out there, we would like you to be aware of the fact that they will usually have some prototype designs for their next smartphone available lying around and only one of them will materialize into the final product.
One of the leaked prototypes shows that the Pixel 3 XL may come with a glass back. A glass back will allow the phone to have the wireless charging feature. So, just because one of the prototypes comes with a glass back does not mean that they all do or that Google has its mind set on introducing wireless charging with their new device. We will just have to wait and see.