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Exclusive: Google Nexus 4 can charge from a Nokia wireless charger (with photos)

Omio has just had a briefing for the LG made Google Nexus 4, where we have learned that it natively supports wireless charging. We were also told that it can be recharged using the Qi wireless charging plate, such as the one Nokia phones use.

This is for use with the Windows Phone 8 run Lumia 920 and with the Lumia 820. The latter is through an interchangeable rear-cover, which is bundled with UK models.

The LG spokesperson mentioned that the Nexus 4 has wireless charging capabilities built-in to the device and in the same way as the Lumia 920 and that it can use the Nokia charging plate.

Omio has one of these charging plates from Nokia and we have now tested out this notion – where you can see the results in the pictures below, with the Google Nexus 4.

Also noted in the meeting was that the lithium polymer wireless rechargeable battery comes from the LG chemical division, and is capable of 800 charge cycles. This is without any sustainable serious degradation.

That could add an element of comfort for those buying the mobile phone on a 24-month contract, as they will be able to charge the non-removal battery more than 800 times – without worrying about any issues.

On that note, the battery can offer 10 hours of talk-time; 40 hours of music playback and 8 hours of video viewing, or 6-7 hours of web browsing.

Omio - Nexus 4 Nokia Charging Plate (1)

Omio - Nexus 4 Nokia Charging Plate (2)

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Rob Kerr