Google now requires Digital Wellbeing and USB-C PD charging standard for new Android phones

Google introduced new guidelines that Android device makers must follow in order to use its services, according to a technical document obtained by XDA Developers. Of what we’ve seen so far, one of the more notable changes is that Google will require new Android devices to be compatible with USB-C PD chargers.

USB-C PD is an open standard for USB-C that allows for fast charging speeds. But as is often the case with new standards, it’s something that some manufacturers have skirted in favor of proprietary fast-charging methods. According to testing done by Android Authority, OnePlus’ Warp Charge, Samsung’s Fast Charge, and other technologies haven’t played nicely with third-party accessories in the past. In order to get the advertised…

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