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Magnetic phone mounts surprisingly play nice with Galaxy S10+ wireless charging

On most phones that feature wireless charging, you typically need to give up that convenience when installing a magnetic plate for phone mounts — or place the mount in a location where it works poorly to keep it. In our testing, though, that isn't the case when it comes to the Galaxy S10+. The phone is able to work with a magnetic mount quite far up the back, with no loss in wireless charging functionality.

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OnePlus says no wireless charging for the OnePlus 7, citing utter nonsense

Wireless charging is "a thing" again, and it's better than it was the last time. OnePlus says its upcoming flagship phone won't have it, though. Its reason for not including wireless charging on the OnePlus 7? Wired charging is faster. That's not wrong, but it's not really the point.

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Samsung Galaxy Buds pictured charging wirelessly from Galaxy S10+ in latest batch of leaked photos

Given that the Galaxy S10 event is only two weeks away now, it's no surprise that we're seeing more and more leaked images of the phone. Most of the photos are getting a bit repetitive, but something in WinFuture's latest post caught our eye: the Galaxy Buds wirelessly charging from a Galaxy S10+.

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Meizu announces a phone with no ports or buttons because we deserve this

When they took the headphone jack away, we all griped about it and kept buying phones. Now, Meizu has offered up a vision of the dystopian future we've brought upon ourselves. The Meizu Zero is a smartphone with no ports or buttons whatsoever. If you need to reset the phone, you better hope you've got a SIM ejector handy. Oh, you can't use that to eject a SIM card, though, because this phone doesn't have a SIM slot.

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Samsung Wireless Charger Duo now $50 ($70 off) today only on Amazon

When the Samsung Wireless Charger Duo first arrived alongside the Galaxy Note9 and Galaxy Watch, the Android Police team noted that it was far from aesthetically pleasing, and way more expensive than expected. Well, it's still ugly, but it's a whole lot cheaper on Amazon now if you can catch this one day sale.

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November Pixel 3 and 3 XL update correctly identifies slow wireless charging

We were a bit perplexed a few weeks ago when Google announced its $79 wireless charger. After all, there are other 10W wireless chargers out there for much lower prices. Then, we found out only Google's official Pixel Stand can charge the Pixel 3 and 3 XL at full speed. Oddly, other wireless chargers still displayed as "Charging Rapidly" on the phones. Google appears to have fixed that in the November OTA.

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[Update: Third-party support coming] Google limits Pixel 3 wireless charging rate to standard 5W for third-party charging pads

We already knew that Google's Assistant UI would only work on the Pixel Stand. This decision by Google, while annoying, is understandable. Less understandable is the recent discovery that the Pixel 3 and 3 XL will only wirelessly charge at 10W on the Pixel Stand, with all third-party wireless chargers limited to the much slower 5W.

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Pixel Stand review: A cool but tragically overpriced wireless charger

You could be forgiven for thinking Google was new to wireless charging if you haven't been obsessively following its products for years. The Nexus 4, 5, and 6 all had wireless charging capabilities, and Google even released its own wireless charging pad in 2013. After ignoring wireless charging for several years, the feature is back on the Pixel 3 and 3 XL. Google is also selling a wireless charger again: the Pixel Stand.

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Pixel Stand impressions: Google's renewed interest in wireless charging delivers a clever surprise

It's been a minute since Google offered support for wireless charging on any of its smartphones, last making the feature available on the Nexus 6. And while it remained on the sidelines for the first and second-gen Pixels, with today's launch of the Pixel 3 it's finally back — and dare I say, thanks to the Pixel Stand, better than ever.

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Pixel Stand charges your phone and more for $79

Along with the new hardware announcements at Google's event in New York City, the company also revealed a new accessory for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. Appropriated named the Pixel Stand, it's a wireless charging stand that, in typical Google fashion, does more than just recharge your phone.

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