Google's shocking third party charger antics spark fury


For the first time in a couple of years, Google's new phones support wireless charging. This essentially means that if you want to use a third-party charger you will have to be content with 5W charging speeds.

Google's new Pixel 3 XL smartphone is supposed to be the company's best challenger yet to the iPhone.

The tech giant pointed Ars Technica to a Belkin wireless charger that claims it can reach 10W charging speeds with the Pixel 3, because it was "specifically engineered to optimize performance for" the device.

Your brand-new Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL offers wireless 10w fast charging, but only with Google's own Pixel Stand or with upcoming Made for Google-certified models thanks to a proprietary protocol. As a matter of fact, this bug is affecting previous Pixel phones as well. Qi-standard chargers, even if they support 10w, are limited to 5w for Google's devices.

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Google has finally addressed one of the recently revealed multitasking issues that are plaguing early Pixel 3 buyers.

While we found photos taken with the Pixel 3 to be mighty appealing, we have also been fortunate enough to not run into a bug that has left many rumblings on social media. Google did not say which other partners will also release 10W chargers. The fix will be rolling out to previous Pixel phones as well, so if you don't have the latest and greatest but still experience this behavior, you'll get a fix as well.

There is even a quirk when it comes to what the Pixel 3 displays. This new update will be giving its users new features and look to the application and few of them are mentioned below. When placed on our Samsung Fast Charge wireless stand, the Pixel 3 displays "Charging rapidly" at the bottom.