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Nexus wireless charger appears in Google Play

One of the best features that no one ever talks about in Nexus devices is the built-in Qi induction charging capabilities of the Google devices. Google has just released it's own Nexus-branded wireless charging station in the Play Store in the US and Canada, with a ''coming soon'' message currently appearing in the UK and elsewhere. 

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The sticky rubber-backed plate will charge your Nexus in a snap. / © Google

The wireless charger will cost $49.99 and is a discreet little black box at six centimeters square. Your Nexus will snap into place via the use of magnets when you drop it on the glassy plate to charge. It's nice to see Google producing their own Nexus-branded wireless charger to match their slick looking range of new Nexus devices although fifty bucks is a little steep.

The Nexus wireless charger is compatible with the Nexus 4, Nexus 5 and the 2013 versions of the Nexus 7. The older Nexus 7's and Nexus 10 do not support Qi.

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  • Will other devices that support wireless charging be able to use this.


    • I'm gonna say yes, @Andy. Basically Qi works by using a coil in the charger to transfer current to a coil in the device, so the basic principle is applicable to any device. I think Google's branding of it as a Nexus charger is simply because they produce Nexus devices. But then again, Samsung have the accessory identification chip that I believe includes chargers, so you never know...


  • I hope I won't have to remove my Moko 'cover' to use it...


  • interesting


  • wirless charging wow thats great i really like this