News by Andrew Kameka on Wednesday February 20, 2013.
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Users may have noticed that their current phones charge much faster than previous iterations. Qualcomm recently revealed that's because it included Quick Charge 1.0 in a long list of phones that includes the HTC DROID DNA, Nokia Lumia 920, and the non-U.S. version of the Samsung Galaxy S III. If anyone wanted to know how to make their next phone even faster, Qualcomm today announced that it will meet that need with the release of its new Quick Charge 2.0 solution.
The first Quick Charge generation of devices can charge phones 40 percent faster, and Quick Charge 2.0 can replenish a battery up to 75 percent faster than other phones. In the time it takes to charge some non-Qualcomm smartphones, Quick Charge can boost its battery almost twice. While tablets normally take 7 hours to charge, Qualcomm claims that its technology can reduce that necessary time to less than 3 hours.
Qualcomm expects Quick Charge 2.0 to be compatible with more than just smartphones and tablets, and the technology will wisely be capable of only delivering as many watts as a device can handle. Chargers will be available a year from now, and all devices with a Snapdragon 800 processor will be compatible with the improved charging system next year.source: Qualcomm
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