Almost two months after the start of deliveries in the USA, the second generation of Pixel Stand is, finally, ready to support the fast wireless charging as announced during the presentation by Google. Thanks to recent software updates, in fact, the Pixel 6 Pro and the Pixel 6 they can be quickly charged wirelessly (up to a maximum of 23W and 21W respectively). Let’s see the details below:
The second generation Pixel Stand finally supports fast wireless charging for the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro
It was necessary to wait a few weeks longer than expected but, finally, the Second generation Pixel Stand is now able to make the most of its capabilities by offering the fast wireless charging for the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro. This new feature was supposed to be introduced with the December update for Pixel smartphones but has been postponed. Thanks to the update at the end of January, however, the new Google Pixel smartphones are finally able to exploit the potential of the Pixel Stand to the maximum.
To take advantage of the fast wireless charging with Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro you need to have installed theupdate SQ1D.211 205.016 or SQ1D.220 105.007 (or later versions that Google will release in the coming weeks). It should also be noted that users must use thePixel Stand app to “unlock” the maximum charging speed by following the instructions provided directly by the application.
Fast charging up to 23W
In this way, after updating the smartphones and completing the app configuration, it will be possible to wirelessly charge the Pixel 6 with a power of 21 W. For what concern Pixel 6 Proon the other hand, a maximum value of 23 W. Of course, the second generation of Pixel Stand can also be used for wireless charging with other smartphones.
In particular, for the “Old” Pixels as the 3/3 XL, 4/4 XL and 5 you can take advantage of a 10W charging. For all other smartphones compatible with the standard QiInstead, wireless charging will come up to 15W. This is a step forward compared to the first generation which guaranteed a 10W charge for all compatible Pixels and just 5W for devices compatible with Qi technology. The second generation Pixel Stand also supports wired charging with a 30W charger.
We remind you that, at least for the moment, the marketing of the second generation Pixel Stand is limited to some markets. Google has started sales only in a limited circle of markets (Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Taiwan, United Kingdom and United States), postponing the possible extension of marketing to a later date. In the future, therefore, there may also be a debut in Italy. Currently, the list price for European markets where sales have already started is 79 euros.