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Samsung, HTC and LG join the Power Matters wireless charging alliance, AT&T pledges device support for 2014

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Samsung, HTC and LG join the Power Matters wireless charging alliance, AT&T pledges device support for 2014
As if the wireless charging standards weren't already too many, and just when the Qi platform was seemingly emerging victorious with handsets like the Lumia 920 and Galaxy S4 support, now we have a new alliance - the Power Matters Alliance (PMA).

This one is promising to be big, as it just got joined by none other than Samsung, but also HTC and LG, in addition to the previous members like BlackBerry, ZTE, Huawei and the other industry stalwarts like Google, AT&T, Duracell and so on.

Devices with the tech are expected to hit shelves next year, and some charging stations, like the Starbucks pilot program, are already in place, while the Powerkiss places in Europe are switching from Qi to the PMA standard. Oh, well, as long as this is the last standard they can agree with, and things are kept interoperable, we are fine with the switcheroo. AT&T is pledging PMA devices support for 2014, meaning it will be nudging makers to integrate the standard in their handsets offered to the carrier, so this thing has all the prerequisites to take off in a big way.

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source: PMA

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