The wireless charger for Nexus 4 is now available for purchase on Google Play. The charging dock retails for about $60 and will ship within a week.
The new desktop charger easily plugs into any outlet and is re-charged after only four hours. Since the new charger utilizes Qi-inducing technology, it will work with other Qi-enabled smartphones such as HTC Droid DNA and Nokia Lumia 920. Just place the phone on the pod to charge the device. It’s the ideal charger for people who don’t want too many cords. Unfortunately, this device is available in the United States only right now.
According to Mashable, this device looks similar to the Touchstone for PalmPre. Interestingly enough, the PalmPre also used an inducing charger although it wasn’t a Qi-based charger.
At press time, there was no word on when the wireless Nexus charger will be available in the United Kingdom.
The Google Nexus 4 is a popular smartphone choice for users who want the total Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) experience. And according to a recent advertisement featured during the 2013 Grammy Awards, Nexus 4 is a smarter phone than iPhone 5. The ad featured Google Now, an innovative feature that allows users to find information on what they need when they need it. It’s a lot like Siri, only less annoying and a little more innovative.
Google’s venture in the smartphone market has been successful enough in their own right. There is much to be said for the Android operating system and the Google Nexus has gone beyond that experience. The new wireless orb charger is yet another example of how the Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) has made innovative change a part of their Nexus brand. Although wireless chargers are nothing new, it wouldn’t be surprising if other smartphone makers jumped the bandwagon to create new wireless charging systems.