FCC visit confirms wireless charging capability for the LG Nexus 4

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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45 Comments

1. Pings

Posts: 304; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Why would anyone want an iPhone these days...

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 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...

22. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 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.

39. darkdroid

Posts: 44; Member since: Sep 13, 2012

sure , enjoy ur another row of icons

45. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I do...

24. stealthd unregistered

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).

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

31. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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).

33. No_Nonsense unregistered

8GB without expansion is horrible.

36. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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?

44. 12013E12T

Posts: 37; Member since: Sep 08, 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'.

35. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

i'm still bummed about the 8GB storage

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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

38. sid07desai

Posts: 290; Member since: May 03, 2012

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

4. TheDarkKnight

Posts: 88; Member since: Oct 12, 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.

40. Jasonhunterx

Posts: 111; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

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

5. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

This just keeps getting better and better.

6. DeviantDroid

Posts: 51; Member since: Apr 28, 2011

Nah I am good with my SGS3...

9. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

The power of Nexus compels you!

21. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

41. Jasonhunterx

Posts: 111; Member since: Jul 20, 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

7. timtimity

Posts: 196; Member since: Aug 13, 2012

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

8. Jonathan41

Posts: 532; Member since: Mar 22, 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.

11. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

No such thing is confirmed, though.

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

10. dok2005

Posts: 55; Member since: Apr 18, 2012

12. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

Touchè.

13. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

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

16. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 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.

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