"... It can lead to what those in the Valley call Not Invented Here Syndrome, where companies start building all sorts of new stuff just because they’re intent on building all sorts of new stuff."
Interesting to see how things develop for Dropbox.
Why no wireless (Qi) charging: “We added Qi wireless charging starting with N4 because plugging in USB micro B was such a hassle! (Which way is up!?) With this year’s Nexii, we support USB Type-C which has a reversible connector so there’s no more guessing. AND it charges incredibly swiftly: 1% to 100% in 97 mins on the 6P for example (the first ~45 mins of charging is especially fast). Meanwhile, wireless charging adds z (thickness). So, ease of plugging in + fast charging + optimizing for thinness made us double down on Type-C instead of wireless!”
I'm a bit disappointed that the convenience must not have been seen:
1. I don't care how long it takes, I'd be asleep as long as the phone makes it through the day on its battery.
2. Cafes, bars, etc wouldn't have to provide wires or sockets and everyone carry around cables.
3. Plugging in with USB in public locations can be a security risk.
4. Plugging/unplugging every few minutes I'd annoying... Home, car, office desk, etc.
5. The USB socket had always been the first/only thing to go wrong with any of my phones. Wireless charging reduces that wear.
I've had other conversations where people said "Why do you need wireless charging when you have quickcharge?".
Quick Charge does not address the reasons that wireless charging is so dang useful. The simple act of having to physically connect something to my phone, regardless of whether there's a specific way to do so or not, is inconvenient.
Also, wireless charging was starting to herald a return of the smartphone dock - especially fantastic solutions like the Nexus Orb. With a physical plug, docks once again become a precarious situation.
GDE Website: https://developers.google.com/experts/about
I may also buy my first proper fountain pen... I've bookmarked all of The Pen Shops. Thanks to and The Pen Addict podcast.
I'm just waiting waiting for ifixit to pull it apart to see the prospects of retrofitting.
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