Wireless charging, Active Edge reportedly heading to the Google Pixel 3

  • Wireless charging, Active Edge reportedly heading to the Google Pixel 3

Wireless charging, Active Edge reportedly heading to the Google Pixel 3

As per some reports from the XDA developers, the teardown of Android P beta 2 system code revealed a hidden code which indicates that the Google Pixel 3 lineup will have an improved wireless charging support with their upcoming software. Or to be more precise, we're getting a bunch of conflicting leaks that leave us scratching our head. It is at the same time a year ago that the company launched the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.

Google has the habit of taking away features without warning. For example, it removed wireless charging on its devices starting with the Nexus 6P and, despite earlier boasting, removed the headphone jack as well.

This new leak from XDA Developers also reveals that the Pixel 3 will come with Active Edge support something that we have already seen on Pixel 2.

We believe similar features and technologies will be developed by other OEMs but for Google, it will continue to improve the Active Edge squeeze feature.

The Pixel 2 Active Edge can be remapped. Especially considering how it's more customizable than a permanent Bixby, or even LG, button. If you own a Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL Android phone, know that you can do many things with it like remap or customize according to your preference or activity on the Android platform. Although that design may not be reliable evidence, source code is. If you answered the introduction of wireless charging and the return of the Active Edge squeezable sides feature then you might be in luck, according to code in the Android P beta. Again, this might simply mean Android P itself is opening the doors for it, but, considering Android P will debut with the Pixel 3, the pairing couldn't be more flawless. This means we are still looking at relatively large top and bottom chins, though they do feature front-facing stereo speakers to make up for it.