Look ma, no wires! Inductive charging could come to Chromebooks

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Don’t throw away your Chromebook power cord just yet, although wireless charging is at least being considered for Chrome OS devices: The Chromium OS team has written code to manage inductive charging for Chromebooks.

wireless charging

Reddit user basmith7 spotted the code, which is publicly available to view. I examined the code and see various mentions of inductive charging, including how and when it would work with a hardware board code-named Ryu; it’s typical of new chips and boards to be integrated with the [company]Google[/company] Chrome OS software well in advance of actual products. Although details are scarce, I found mention of an [company]Nvidia[/company] Tegra chip in code supporting Ryu.

The current code monitors when the lid of a Chromebook is open or closed and would only recharge wirelessly when it is closed. That means you wouldn’t be able to work with your Chromebook on a wireless charging pad to keep…

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