2015 pegged as the 'year of wireless charging'

Although the technology has been discussed for years, those in the industry believe that 2015 will be the year that wireless charging technologies for smartphones catch fire. According to analysts, this movement is being driven by companies like IKEA, Starbucks and--most importantly--Samsung. 

"Every year I can remember has been 'the year of wireless charging,' and then the next year, too," said Avi Greengart, research director of consumer platforms and devices at Current Analysis. "The big catalyst this year is not IKEA or Starbucks, but Samsung."

Indeed, Samsung is installing multiple wireless charging technologies into its flagship Galaxy S6 Android smartphone. "Now it's no longer an educated guess: It's a fact that 2015 is the year of wireless power," said Jacob Babcock, CEO of NuCurrent, a Chicago-based startup focusing on the space.

But what technologies and standards are wireless charging proponents using in their offerings? And what technology challenges still need to be overcome? Those are the questions that FierceWirelessTech is delving into with its latest feature on the space. Click here for the full report.