Final evening, Google dropped the primary developer preview of its upcoming Android 11 cellular working system. Whereas the corporate listed some options resembling floating chat bubbles and restricted location information entry on its weblog, there are some nifty hidden options on this model too.
Sleuths at XDA Developers who put in the developer preview, discovered a hidden menu referred to as Battery Share beneath settings. The report notes that Google has added new code for this function, and it is perhaps engaged on reverse wi-fi charging for the upcoming Pixel 5.
[Read: Google introduces one-time location access for apps in Android 11]
The code advised it’s a Google function, and never an Android Open Supply Challenge (AOSP) function that’ll be out there to all telephones with Android 11. So it’s probably that the function solely meant for the Pixel telephones.
Google launched help for wi-fi charging two years in the past with the Pixel three sequence. The Pixel three and the Pixel three XL had help for 5W wi-fi charging by way of customary Qi chargers, and 10W wi-fi charging by way of the Pixel Stand. Nonetheless, with the Pixel four sequence, Google elevated the wi-fi charging price to 11W with suitable chargers.
Reverse wi-fi charging is helpful when you want to prime up your suitable earbuds, smartwatch, or a pal’s cellphone with a touch of battery life. Nonetheless, final 12 months’s Pixels had been criticized rather a lot for his or her poor battery life. If Google desires to launch this function with the brand new Pixels, it might want to make it possible for these upcoming telephones have sizable batteries and no battery draining software program bugs.
Revealed February 20, 2020 — 06:04 UTC