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How Wireless Charging Works On Android Smartphones And How To Get It On Your Phone

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First off when the word “Wireless Charging” comes to your mind I’m sure you had the same thoughts I had at first about it. -“Electric currents flying in the air unseen and possibly may shock someone if there’s an issue with the charger”.
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 I know that’s a pretty dumb theory but don’t judge me , your own initial thoughts about it could be worse. Nevertheless, In this post I’ll be explaining how wireless charging works and the fun part is that you can get on pretty much any Android device but I’ll only tell you how to do that at the end of the post. So how does wireless charging actually work?
If you didn’t skip physics class you should get a vivid imagination of how it works from this  explanation. Wireless chargers use magnetic induction. They use magnetism to transmit energy. First, you place a smartphone on the wireless charger. The current coming from the wall power outlet moves through the wire in the wireless charger, creating a magnetic field. The magnetic field creates a current in the coil inside the device sitting on the wireless charger. This magnetic energy is converted to electrical energy, which is used to charge the battery.  Devices must have the appropriate hardware in them to support wireless charging—a device without the necessary coil can’t charge wirelessly.
I really prefer the Qi (pronounced Chee) standard of wireless charging as it supports magnetic resonance which means the device can be up to 45mm away from the wireless charger’s surface rather than touching it directly. Although it is not as efficient as magnetic induction, however there are some advantages—for example,  you can place a wireless charger under a table surface and you can place a device on the table to charge it. It also allows you to place multiple devices on a single charging pad, and have all of them charge at once.
Although I can’t really understand why most Android OEMs have been moving away from wireless charging and Samsung just kept it on their high end smartphones so I’m guessing it’s to reduce production costs. Here are a couple of devices that support wireless charging
  • Apple iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8 , Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy Note 5
  • Samsung Galaxy S8, S9, S9+,S8+, S8 Active, S7, S7 Edge, S7 Active
  • LG G6 (US and Canada versions only) and LG V30
  • Motorola Moto Z, Moto Z Play, Moto Z2 Force
Now if you aren’t using using any of these devices, here is how you can get wireless charging working on your phone. There are a couple of methods to achieve this but the easiest way is by using a stick-on wireless charging adapter.
Stick-on adapters offer a more universal solution. If your phone doesn’t have the circular RF induction coil that’s the core of any wireless charging device, just add one on.  It’s a flexible solution that needs only a few basic models to cover almost any phone.
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The advantage to stick-on adapters is availability. All you have to do is just place one of these external pads up to your phone’s charging port (USB-C, Apple Lightning, or MicroUSB), stick it on the back, and you’re good to go. They’re also much cheaper than wireless charging cases, and they’re slim enough to fit underneath the plastic of a standard, non-charging phone case.
So that’s pretty much all you need to know so if you enjoyed this post kindly hit the share button and follow me on social media for more posts like this 

Michael Ajah is a Computer Science Student of The University of Port Harcourt and a Chelsea Fan. He loves RnB and a little mix of Trap Music. An awesome tech reviewer and analyst. Email - [email protected]

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Infinix Smart 3 Plus Launched In Nigeria – Full Specifications

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The Infinix Smart 3 Plus is a new device launched by Infinix Mobile and it comes with decent specifications. It’s a device I would say is a mid-range budget device so don’t expect much power from this phone.

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I still feel with Xiaomi around in Nigeria now Infinix would have stepped up their game but it seems they’re just recycling designs ever since they released the first device with a tear drop notch.

Infinix Smart 3 Plus Features

The triple rear camera is quite interesting as well.  In terms of design you get a plastic unibody with glass-finish at the back. The glass-finish adds a premium finish to the phone but unfortunately makes it a fingerprint magnet.

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There’s also a microUSB port, the 3.5mm headphone jack and a microphone just right below the device. The front of the phone shows the teardrop notch, the selfie camera and the earpiece. Sound quality is not that bad however, The Smart 3 Plus has a downward firing mono speaker which isn’t too loud and you’ll actually prefer using your headphones. I still wonder why Infinix didn’t use the Dirac Speakers in this device.

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It has a HD+ resolution display with a 2.5D glass for a premium feel. But I’m a bit disappointed with the 720p resolution and the large display doesn’t actually show what we all expected. It’s a bit low but I’m guessing it’s a sacrifice to put the phone in the budget range.

The back of the phone houses the triple-camera setup .The primary sensor is a 13-megapixel camera with a 2-megapixel depth sensor and a low-light QVGA sensor.

Let’s take a look at the quick specifications of the device

Infinix Smart 3 Plus Quick Specifications

  • Display: 6.2 inches
  • Chipset: MediaTek Helio A22
  • RAM+ROM: 32GB / 3GB
  • Operating System: Android 9. (Pie) + XOS 5.0 Cheetah;
  • SIM: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Camera: Triple 13MP +2MP Depth sensor+ low light sensor
  • Sensor: Fingerprint , accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass ,
  • Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS
  • Battery : 3500 mAh battery

See the Full Specifications here –Infinix Smart 3 Plus

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Huawei Phones Not Allowed To Use Android Officially Anymore

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I woke up to a very disappointing news yesterday,Huawei Phones Not Allowed To Use Android Officially Anymore and believe me I was very upset about this move. This is coming at a time where Huawei is making changes to the Android market as we know it and Google revoked their licence based on mere accusations,

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Accusations that haven’t been even proved to be true. This decision would probably worsen the trade war between China and the United States.

The consequences of this may end up affecting all technological markets and the world economy in general. Don’t forget that Huawei is the world’s second-largest seller of smartphones

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Newer devices from Huawei will not be able to install Android updates, or any Google apps, including Google Play Store and Gmail. However, you can simply access those Android updates through AOSP and GAPPs but without any support from Google.

Donald Trump had accused Huawei of working for the Chinese government, installing back doors in their networks and devices to facilitate surveillance, without any evidence at all.

This made the senior manager of Huawei get arrested a few months ago. Since then, both China and the United States have imposed tariffs on their respective products. Recently, the Trump Administration added the Chinese brand Huawei to the blacklist of the Department of Commerce, hence, forcing American companies to stop having commercial relations with Huawei.

However, according to Reuters, Google is the first to comply with the recently approved law, but other US companies that have commercial relations with Huawei, like Qualcomm, Intel, NVIDIA, will have to make a similar decision.

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