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FCC visit confirms wireless charging capability for the LG Nexus 4

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FCC visit confirms wireless charging capability for the LG Nexus 4
The LG Nexus 4 has gone from rumor to rumored launch date in under 60 seconds. Hmmm. Does that make it a muscle phone? One thing that we do know for sure is that thanks to those meddling kids at the FCC, the next 'Google Experience' stock Android Nexus phone will have wireless charging. That confirms a report from a French media outlet that we told you about the other day, passing along the news that the phone would offer such a feature.

The FCC documentation also shows that the LG Nexus 4 will use a special back cover to allow the phone to charge sans wires. The same cover also will also include support for NFC. With wireless charging available for the Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820, this could become the next 'must-have' smartphone feature. Was it really all those years ago when we got excited about the Palm Pre and its Touchstone charger?

Additionally, Android and Me photoshopped a mockup of what it expects the final design of the LG Nexus 4 will be. The design is based on what was gleaned from a reliable source. You can check it out along with the aforementioned FCC documentation, below.

source: AndroidWorld.it (translated), AndroidandMe via AndroidAuthority




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posted on 13 Oct 2012, 13:58 24

1. Pings (Posts: 301; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Why would anyone want an iPhone these days...

posted on 13 Oct 2012, 14:01 17

2. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8922; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Your comment is going to start a whole discussion that isn't going to even be related to the article in 3...2...1...

posted on 13 Oct 2012, 16:17

22. darkkjedii (Posts: 12619; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Cuz not everyone wants an android phone, and not everyone is u. My ip5 is a great device. It is time for apple to refresh the UI though, but still a great device.

posted on 14 Oct 2012, 02:10 2

39. darkdroid (Posts: 44; Member since: 13 Sep 2012)


sure , enjoy ur another row of icons

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 06:46

45. darkkjedii (Posts: 12619; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I do...

posted on 13 Oct 2012, 16:19 1

24. stealthd (Posts: 980; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)


Because they're nice phones. This may be a nice phone too, althought I see a lot of people complaining about the specs being just a baby step up from the GNex (and no removeable battery).

posted on 13 Oct 2012, 17:03

25. darkkjedii (Posts: 12619; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


People just don't get it bro. There more to the world of tech than android. iOS windows BB Symbian also exist.

posted on 13 Oct 2012, 19:50 3

31. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4108; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


This Nexus is a baby step from the last one? That is dead wrong. The biggest complaints I find is about the non-removable battery and the storage. The quad S4 Pro is a HUGE upgrade from the OMAP 4460 in the Galaxy Nexus, double the RAM, a better display (allegedly), better build quality, and a better camera (again, allegedly).

posted on 13 Oct 2012, 21:09

33. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


8GB without expansion is horrible.

posted on 13 Oct 2012, 22:29 1

36. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4108; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


That was based off of an unofficial test unit. There will most definitely be 16 and 32 GB versions sold along with it. Why does this not compute with anyone?

posted on 15 Oct 2012, 01:25

44. 12013E12T (Posts: 37; Member since: 08 Sep 2009)


I hope you're right because if they do release a 32GB version, I think this might end up being not just my first non-qwerty phone, but also my first 'Nexus'.

posted on 13 Oct 2012, 21:53 1

35. dickwyn (Posts: 601; Member since: 07 May 2012)


i'm still bummed about the 8GB storage

posted on 13 Oct 2012, 14:02 11

3. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8922; Member since: 14 May 2012)


So am I the only one that's already sold to this phone?

posted on 13 Oct 2012, 23:44 1

38. sid07desai (Posts: 276; Member since: 03 May 2012)


no. a lot of wise people are. the only thing bugging me is 8 gig storage.

posted on 13 Oct 2012, 14:08 1

4. TheDarkKnight (banned) (Posts: 88; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)


yagogMy next phone!!! The lg nexus 4!!! Lets see who says that my nexus is made of cheap plastic as they did last year.

posted on 14 Oct 2012, 09:50

40. Jasonhunterx (Posts: 110; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


Who cares a very large majority of people use cases regardless you can't even tell after that

posted on 13 Oct 2012, 14:08 6

5. The_Innovation (Posts: 567; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


This just keeps getting better and better.

posted on 13 Oct 2012, 14:08 4

6. DeviantDroid (Posts: 51; Member since: 28 Apr 2011)


Nah I am good with my SGS3...

posted on 13 Oct 2012, 14:10 8

9. The_Innovation (Posts: 567; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


The power of Nexus compels you!

posted on 13 Oct 2012, 16:01 2

21. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8922; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I have a GS3, but really tempted to jump ship to the Nexus.

posted on 13 Oct 2012, 16:19 1

23. darkkjedii (Posts: 12619; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Stick with the galaxy line, I think samsungs commitment to touchwiz will keep it slightly ahead of the nexus' stock experience.

posted on 14 Oct 2012, 09:52

41. Jasonhunterx (Posts: 110; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


Touchwiz is actually better than stock it adds way more features then stock android its just has a ugly color scheme and speed is not a problem I own a Galaxy Nexus trust I know stock is ok

posted on 13 Oct 2012, 14:10 3

7. timtimity (Posts: 196; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)


This phone is definitely on my possible next phone list. Looks nice and is sounding nice on the inside.

posted on 13 Oct 2012, 14:10 4

8. Jonathan41 (Posts: 532; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)


I swore off of LG a few years ago but, this thing is looking better and better every time I see it. I still want to hear more about the HTC Nexus 5 before I make any serious Nexus decisions thought but, LG making some good moves.

posted on 13 Oct 2012, 14:11 3

11. The_Innovation (Posts: 567; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


No such thing is confirmed, though.

posted on 13 Oct 2012, 14:54 6

15. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


yea i get the feeling we will have just a bit more options by the end of this month........HTC, Sony, Moto......so its always good to wait but if this is the only nexus to come out then it looks like we have a winner

posted on 13 Oct 2012, 14:10 3

10. dok2005 (Posts: 55; Member since: 18 Apr 2012)


lol why photo shop what the phone would look like when theres this

http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=be&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Ftech.onliner.by%2F2012%2F10%2F12%2Flg-nexus-4-review%2F

posted on 13 Oct 2012, 14:14 1

12. The_Innovation (Posts: 567; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


Touchè.

posted on 13 Oct 2012, 14:34 1

13. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


It doesn't seems like there's that much change from the current Nexus.

posted on 13 Oct 2012, 15:09 2

16. jan25 (Posts: 418; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


yep, only 6-7 times more powerful processor, better screen, better camera, batter battery (assuming it's the 2100 mAh of the Optimus G), wireless charging.. you know, just a slight upgrade.

posted on 13 Oct 2012, 15:32

17. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


6-7x more powerful processor?
probably not.
I was talking about overall design.

posted on 13 Oct 2012, 15:42

19. jan25 (Posts: 418; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


http://www.anandtech.com/show/6305/lg-optimus-g-performance-preview now compare the Optimus G and the G Nexus. that of course assuming stock android running the same specs doesn't do better.

posted on 14 Oct 2012, 12:38

42. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4108; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Actually, all of that averages to be about 4x more powerful. You still exaggerated a bit.

posted on 14 Oct 2012, 13:42

43. jan25 (Posts: 418; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


yeah i figured that too after calculating the numbers. i just took a biased guessed after recalling those benchmark scores. again, it's a benchmark preview of an LG skinned phone. expect the Nexus to do even better.

posted on 13 Oct 2012, 15:34

18. crankyd00d (Posts: 191; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Lol 6-7 times more powerful CPU? Exaggerate much?

posted on 13 Oct 2012, 14:49 1

14. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


Anyone see the asus padfone 2? specs are outrageous as well!

http://www.gsmarena.com/asus_padfone_2_a68-5017.php

posted on 13 Oct 2012, 15:42

20. Kjayhawk (Posts: 291; Member since: 07 Oct 2010)


I would defiantly get this phone if it came out on verizon...

posted on 13 Oct 2012, 17:32

26. Kjayhawk (Posts: 291; Member since: 07 Oct 2010)


Chances are the phone we see at the end of october is really a complete device compared to what we have been shown with 8gb of storage and no LTE or CDMA.

posted on 13 Oct 2012, 17:53

28. Hemlocke (unregistered)


I imagine the 8GB won't hold true, and CDMA might be coming, but I REALLY doubt you will see LTE. LTE is a compromise, in terms of battery life and compatibility, it still hasn't seen enough market penetration, and it would not allow the device to be sold cheap enough, unlocked, on the Play Store.

posted on 13 Oct 2012, 20:52

32. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


that would be a smart and helpful move for the consumers....

posted on 13 Oct 2012, 17:47 2

27. lager8807 (Posts: 7; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)


well my iPhone 5 has a 4" screen beat that!!....(sarcasm)

posted on 13 Oct 2012, 18:21 1

29. techguy22 (Posts: 227; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


i want it

posted on 13 Oct 2012, 18:33

30. 4D331 (Posts: 12; Member since: 07 Oct 2012)


come on wireless charging definitely cannot be good for your health, how can it, all those powerful penetration rays powerful enough to be sent through the air into the phone, i think the effects will be really messed up and definitely make people feeling nausea and sick, and have a damaging effects to cells especial brain cells..forget this, phones are already high in radiation capabilities, this just boosts it and increases its radiation penetration, not going to even think about moving to this trend, just get me a plug with a wire, people are just too lazy to even attach it, tooo lazy man...

posted on 13 Oct 2012, 21:40

34. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


I agree on this. It's not something to cheer about. Boycott wireless charges.

posted on 13 Oct 2012, 23:13

37. Abdul92 (Posts: 43; Member since: 23 Aug 2011)


That is the ugliest handset that I have ever seen.

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