The LG-built Nexus 4 offers a heck of a lot for a seriously reasonable price, and one of those thingies – alongside a 4.7in IPS display, quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM – is wireless charging.
You’ll be able to do all sorts of lovely things with Google’s Wireless Charging Orb accessory, though a nod towards Palm’s Touchstone is very much in order.
See, like Palm’s Touchstone, Google’s Wireless Charging Orb uses magnets, allowing the Nexus 4 to sit at a user-friendly angle. You can also position the phone in portrait or landscape.
Google also appears to have borrowed heavily from a webOS feature called Exhibition, which displays news and pictures and stuff while the phone is docked. Mountain View’s Exhibition-style feature is called Google Daydream.
Using the Qi wireless standard, the Nexus 4 should also be compatible with Nokia’s wireless charging pads. Y’know, in case you have both.
Wirelss Charging Orb price and availability have yet to be confirmed, but we’ll have more on the little fella just as soon as we hear it.
via: The Verge