With premium internals and a glass design, the Pixel 3 range supports wireless charging. Google at the event also unveiled its new Pixel Stand wireless charger which allows users to control the phone while it is charging. But, user reports assert the Pixel Stand is not working as designed, with a couple of significant problems.
To recall, the Pixel Stand has been launched at a price of $79 (approximately Rs. 5,800) in the usa and Rs. 6,900 in India, which will be a top price to pay for a Qi-based wireless charger. Users have begun reporting the Pixel Stand breaks ambient display notifications on the Pixel 3 string. A report from Android Police suggests that if you set a Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL on the radio charging rack, ambient display notifications will not appear even if you remove it in the rack.
While the phone will sound or vibrate as normal, it won’t demonstrate the telling on the OLED panel. Apparently, just a reboot helps restore original settings. But, notifications split the instant you join back into the Pixel Stand. The report claims that Google has confirmed that it is looking into the issue and may release a statement shortly.
Separately, certain users will also be reporting a forum thread the Photo framework characteristic of this Pixel Stand does not work as intended. Photo frame is one of those exclusive features that differentiates the Pixel Stand out of the majority of other third-party wireless chargers. The feature essentially creates a slideshow of handpicked photographs from Google Photos and plays it 30 minutes following a Pixel 3 is placed on it. A remark on the original thread says that a factory reset helped solve the issue. This leads us to believe that the issue could just be from the smartphone and the setup process instead of the Pixel Stand . “You need to use the cable and charging brick that came with the rack to acquire photograph frame. Even using the brick and cable out of the 3xl, it wont work.
An account from last month had pointed out the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL currently support 10W rapid wireless charging just on the Pixel Stand, while other third party chargers are confined to 5W. Google reported that when other manufacturers follow the company’s charging protocol, they’ll be able to improve the limit.