DRM for chargers? Google Pixel 3 locks fast Qi charging to certified chargers [Update]

Qi wireless charging is a standard. This isn’t supposed to happen.

Google’s Pixel 3 smartphone is shipping out to the masses, and people hoping to take advantage of the new Qi wireless charging capabilities have run into a big surprise. For some unexplained reason, Google is locking out third-party Qi chargers from reaching the highest charging speeds on the Pixel 3. Third-party chargers are capped to a pokey 5W charging speed. If you want 10 watts of wireless charging, Google hopes you will invest in its outrageously priced Pixel Stand, which is $79.

Source: DRM for chargers? Google Pixel 3 locks fast Qi charging to certified chargers [Update]

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