Nexus 4 Wireless Charger Now Shipping
The Nexus 4 Wireless Charger is now shipping to shoppers who ordered the Nexus 4 accessory when it launched on the Google Play Store earlier this week.
Original shipping estimates placed shipments on February 16th, emails started going out to shoppers this morning notifying them that the Nexus 4 Wireless Charger was with UPS and on the way.
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The Google Play Store now lists the Nexus 4 Wireless Charger availability as 3-5 days, an improvement from the 1 week wait it started with. The Nexus 4 bumper is still listed as temporarily out of stock in the Google Play Store.
The Nexus 4 Wireless Charger, previously called the Nexus 4 Wireless Charging Orb, is a small spherical charger that uses magnets to hold the Nexus 4 in place while wirelessly charging the smartphone. Users do not need to plug anything in to the Nexus 4, just place it on the charger and it will begin to charge. The Nexus 4 Wireless Charger comes with a Micro USB cable and a plug to supply power.
The charger uses the Qi wireless charging standard to charge the Nexus 4, and there are other charging options, but as we discovered, not all Qi chargers will work on every phone, which makes the official Nexus 4 Qi wireless charger appealing.
When users place the Nexus 4 on the wireless charger it will activate Day Dream mode, a new Android 4.2 feature that shows images from the users’ camera roll on the screen. This option can be disabled in the device settings.
After a shaky launch the Nexus 4 is now available in the Google Play Store with minimal waiting times and is available in other stores with a T-Mobile contract for as low as $50. The Nexus 4 is a pure Android device with fast updates and a 4.7-inch 720P HD display, but lacks 4G LTE.