As noted by blog 9to5Google – which was tipped off by a Reddit post – it seems Android 11 will be able to detect when your device isn’t perfectly aligned on a wireless charging mat and display a message telling users to readjust it. The alert aptly reads: “Realign phone to charge wirelessly.”
At the moment the feature only appears to be working on Pixel devices. It’s currently unclear how it works exactly, but we’re betting the phone is able to detect it’s receiving power and then draw conclusions of its own if that’s suddenly cut off based on sudden movements measured by its gyroscope and accelerometer.
Assuming the feature makes its way into the final version of Android 11, it will certainly solve the biggest problem with wireless charging. All we need is faster speeds now…
Wireless charging warning messages aside, there’s plenty to look forward to in Android 11. One of our favourite features at Express.co.uk is certainly Bubbles that essentially replicates the functionality of Facebook Messenger’s Chat Heads.
Published at Sat, 07 Mar 2020 06:30:00 +0000