It seems that Google has also decided to follow Apple’s lead and remove the power adapter from the packaging of its future devices, including the Google Pixel 6. In other words, you might want to buy the latest Google Pixel 5a 5G in case you want to get a free charging brick with the purchase of your new smartphone.
According to The Verge, the new Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will not include a power adapter. Google has apparently said that the recently announced Pixel 5a 5G will be the last Pixel to contain one. The company believes that most people already own a USB-C charging brick. This means that they no longer need to be integrated into future devices.
Now, Google is not the first Android OEM to remove chargers from the packaging of its products, as we’ve already seen Samsung follow Apple’s “green choice” after making fun of their decision. Both Apple and Samsung have also said that most users already have an AC adapter, which means they can charge their devices. And if you do need one, don’t worry, you can still buy one from their online stores.
Suppose we focus on the environmental argument for removing the power supplies from the packaging. If so, we realize that this change could help companies reduce the gas emissions from the production and shipping of these chargers. We also have to keep in mind that most people are looking for more powerful third-party alternatives that typically charge devices faster than the included option. Yes, some of these changes will also help bring the price of future devices down, but that will change if prices don’t go down and you don’t necessarily get major upgrades, which isn’t the case with the new Google Pixel 6 series, which comes with a brand new design and several new features is coming.
Unfortunately, it’s sad to see so many companies trying to protect the environment by removing the charging bricks from the boxes of their devices when it is more than clear that this change is only helping them save money. Still, the upcoming Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will get some new features, a more powerful processor and more, so we can’t miss the power supply in the box.
Source The Edge
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