A growing number of smartphones and tablets support wireless charging. But soon you may be able to charge larger, more power-hungry devices such as laptops without plugging them in first.
Now redditor basmith7 notes that it looks like wireless charging could be coming to future Chromebooks.
Evidence comes from a Chromium code commit described to “enable inductive charging” on a board code-named Ryu.
Ryu isn’t the name of an upcoming Chromebook, but it’s a PC board which someone is using to test the open source version of Chrome OS. It’s not clear if this board will be used in an actual Chromebook or if it’s just a test platform.
But what is clear is that someone is at least writing code that would allow a Chromebook to use inductive wireless charging so that you could recharge the laptop by placing it on a charging pad instead of by plugging it in.
via OMG Chrome