Inductive charging means electromagnetic tools will transfer energy between devices which are made up of a base station.
IT Voice News :Android powered smartphones led to the concept of wireless charging and now this charging concept is picking up fast. Apple is also following Android in this wireless charging game and offered the technology in their latest launch, Apple Watch, which will come in your hands next year. Now it’s Google’s turn to take up the concept of wireless charging and take it to the next level in Chromebooks.
A code was exposed by Redditor Basmith 7 on 25 August which said, ‘Enable inductive charging on Ryu.’ Ryu means the development board which is being worked upon by Google or Chromium developers. A basic experiment has been done, which may be called ‘Sanity check only’. Google’s Francois Beaufort talked about this new board on his Google+ page.
Speculations are there that it is an Nvidia Tegra K1 board as the code has multiple mentions of Tegra. Inductive charging means electromagnetic tools will transfer energy between devices which are made up of a base station. This station runs on mains power and the receiver devices are placed in close proximity too. The same resonant frequency is created just like the base.
The code is being created by Nvidia developers. Nvidia powered Chromebooks already exist in the market and among all of them Acer 13 has received lots of acknowledgement for its performance and battery life. Inductive charging technology also features in the Nexus line of Android devices from Google like Nexus 7 FHD and Nexus 5. Intel is also trying to be a part of this system by 2015 end.