Android P code hints at wireless charging on the Pixel 3 series

Android P code hints at wireless charging on the Pixel 3 series
Last year’s Google Pixel 2 series disappointed certain consumers due to its lack of wireless charging but if the new Android P Beta 2 is anything to go by, it appears Google may finally be giving its customers what they want with the new Pixel 3 line.

As discovered by XDA Developers, various strands of code hidden within the new software suggest deeper wireless charging support is on the way. See, since Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, the popular OS has supported wireless chargers in some capacity, but with the upcoming Android P release, it appears Google will be embracing the accessories further by creating a whole new category reserved expressly for wireless chargers within the “Connected Devices” menu. This assumption is primarily due to code that makes references to something called “dreamliner” along with various mentions of its wireless charging capabilities.

Currently, and upon inspection of the code, it’s clear that “dreamliner” isn’t related to anything that is publicly available at the moment but, perhaps more interestingly, is the fact that the code confirms that the product in question comes directly from Google and is designed to work specifically with a Google app. Now, due to its internal nature, there is currently no app available to download that would potentially allow for testing, but taking into account the various references to wireless charging and the fact that it only works when connected to Google’s own app suggests that “dreamliner” may well be Google’s own wireless charging dock that could be launched alongside the Pixel 3 series.

At this moment in time, this is simply speculative, but it's worth noting that the flagship devices aren't made out of a combination of glass and aluminum as originally thought. Instead, according to the source of yesterday’s images, it appears the smartphone lineup could feature an entire glass build, albeit with a frosted effect taking the place of last year’s metal portion, thus allowing for wireless charging support.

source: XDA Developers

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9 Comments

1. XDAdam

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 03, 2016

Would be a welcomed addition.

2. Sparkxster

Posts: 1213; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Wireless charging on pixel hope that it's true.

3. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2147; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

I wanted to patent wireless bluetooth charging about 8 years ago. No charging mat. The other move I would like see a company perform is solar battery powered phone. No charging solar case, but the phone literally has no battery.

4. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

I still wonder why those bases dont have a battery inside? Then cable would be just to charge it. I would never use if my phone had it. It is slower, hotter and bad for battery

9. Sparkxster

Posts: 1213; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

There are qi wireless charging powerbanks that you can use as a base or stand. I've also seen qi wireless charging wall plug adapters that can function as a powerbank.

5. newbey123

Posts: 700; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

It's about time. Hope it's true.

6. Joosty

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Yes !

7. Joosty

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

This is a Major, Major, Major, Major, GO!!!

8. cozze02

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

Very low class move changing the icon on Google play store there phonearena

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