Google starts selling Galaxy Nexus docking stations on Google Play

May 31, 2012
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    So you got your Galaxy Nexus from Google Play Store recently and couldn’t help notice that the GSM phone is looking rather bare and lonely. How about some accessories to spruce things up a bit? If it’s accessories you want, it’s accessories you get. Google is now selling a few official accessories for the Galaxy Nexus on its digital storefront.

    There are no phone cases and the likes there, at least for now, but you’ll be right at home if you’re in the market for some docking solutions for the Galaxy Nexus. Road warriors will be keen to get the vehicle dock that’s being offered on Google Play for $54. As for multimedia freaks, there’s a HDMI desktop dock that goes for $49 that lets you stream movies from your phone to TV. Lastly, there’s a landscape dock to make use of that pogo pin on the back of the Galaxy Nexus. This one will set you back $54.

    It goes without saying that these accessories are only compatible with the GSM model of Galaxy Nexus that Google is currently pimping on its own store. This means Verizon and Sprint subscribers will have to get their Galaxy Nexus accessories from other places. Meanwhile, the rest of the world is still waiting for Google to open its store to wider audience. We can dream, right?

    Will you be snatching these fine accessories? Is there any particular thing you’d like to see being offered on Google Play?

    Comments

    • http://twitter.com/awhewitt Andy Hewitt

      I still don’t get why UK users aren’t allowed in to the devices bit on GP…. :(

    • Amblin

      Why are these accessories tied the the cell tech used, they should work with GSM or CDMA if they don’t something is very wrong. A very Apple move.

      • http://yellowrex.com YellowRex

        The Verizon LTE version of the Galaxy Nexus has a bigger battery to compensate for the extra power used by the LTE radio, and hence doesn’t fit the same docks as the regular GSM version.

        • David Gray

          BOOM, got him!

    • CasperS

      So let me get this straight: You can only get these in the US, but the most popular version of this phone in the US wont work with it. Is Google aiming to fail?

    • http://yellowrex.com YellowRex

      The landscape dock is neat, but awfully expensive for not having to plug in a couple of cables. I have a landscape “dock” I use now made out of a bent-up paper clip, and just plug the cables in to the end.

    • David Gray

      What I want to know is does the pogo pin dock allow you to stream via HDMI to your tv as well? I want to use my pogo pins to connect to my TV because for some crazy reason the Galaxy Nexus doesn’t just mount with my Samsung Smart TV when my nexus S still does! That used to be so cool; I’d download a brand new movie right to my Nexus S then when i got home I’d just connect to my Smart Tv via USB and I could watch movies, view pics and listen to music on my phone but now with my new Galaxy Nexus I connect it to my Samsung TV and…NOTHING! Why won’t it mount……probably because Google wants me to blow $50 on an HMDI dock which i will do but I want to use the pogo pins dock but I don’t think you can mount your storage via the pogo pins. Whatev

    • gadget!

      I would buy one in a heartbeat if it would work with the Verizon model

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