Google IO 2016 Coverage

Let’s talk about the OnePlus 2’s missing features


It would be easy to write this and beat OnePlus with its #NeverSettle hashtag, perhaps throwing in ‘And isn’t it ironic…Don’t you think?’ while I’m at it. But I won’t. Instead, let me say, that the OnePlus 2 boasts some high-end components, from the Snapdragon 810 processor, the  3GB/4GB of RAM, the super-quick camera to the 3,300mAh battery. That’s notwithstanding the amazing price of $329 for the 16GB and $389 for the 64GB variants. Fantastic prices, really. But, in reaching those price-points, what features did OnePlus leave out?

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Qualcomm announces Quick Charge 2.0 technology giving us faster charge times on devices

Qualcomm Atheros


Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 1.0 is nothing to sneeze at when it comes to better power management and faster charge times with Snapdragon-based devices, but Quick Charge 2.0 is looking to blow the original way out the water. The newest iteration of the revolutionary charging and power management system that is offered as a standalone IC solution or as part of the PMIC power management integrated circuit of Snapdragon 800 processor. According to Qualcomm, the new Quick Charge 2.0 technology can charge enabled devices up to 75% faster than non-Quick Charge-enabled devices. All that’s needed is a Quick Charge 2.0-compatible device and a standard micro-USB AC/DC wall chargers— unfortunately we won’t see both until sometime in 2014 (sigh).

Still, you can’t help but gush and look forward to yet another piece of innovative technology. If you’re reading this Qualcomm, don’t make us wait too long before we can actually see this in action. Pretty please?

source: Qualcomm