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azzaj
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  #945112 4-Dec-2013 08:59
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FazerDude:Do you think Google will actually front with a car dock?

The GNex desk and car dock debacle was a complete indictment on Samsung - it was ridiculous how long they took to actually get any into the stores. I do use mine - but to be honest I didn't really think much of the design (of either dock). The car dock was way too hard to get the phone in and out of, didn't have a built in speaker and was ridiculously priced. The desk dock was a cool idea, but a little to difficult to set the phone into in the dark. I also had both docks for my N1 and they were way easier to use - apart from the fact that all the car docks broke near the clip.

So no pogo pins on the N5 - does this mean no recognition of what dock it is in - or does NFC somehow handle that?

I'm trying to think of a way to mount my Nexus Wireless Charger on an angle so I can use the N5 as a bedside clock - still got a bit of time before it arrives.


Unsure, I didn't wait around, got my owl car dock charger which works nice, even with the spigen case, haven't tested vs nekkid yet but will and post back results.  I've got some nfc stickers and will place one in the dock or as others have suggested use the bluetooth pair as a trigger.  

The samsung dock rocked once you made a small mod to it with a knife around where the buttons should be.  but it was expensive, and motorola gave me an expensive taste in car docks.  They used magnets to identify the charger, i think the gnex one did too as sometimes it hadn't snapped all the way in and would flick across only after it was fully in even if already charging.

I had the atrix previous to the gnex, sold it just after the no 4.0 announcement....

you could always get a qi charger that sits up at an angle have seen a few.

dafman
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  #945124 4-Dec-2013 09:21
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I purchased two LG wireless chargers from Amazon. I reckon LG to LG should be a good match. Same price as the genuine Nexus charger, but I was put off by the sticky bottom which could get dirty/mucky over time? Am going to charge mine on the flat, so no need for the charger to be stuck down.

http://www.lg.com/us/cell-phone-accessories/lg-WCP-300-wireless-charging-pad

ps. Gorilla glass 2 on my S2 and hardly a mark in 2 yrs. Gorilla glass 3 on the N5 and already a scratch a couple of mm's (arrg ...!!!)

mckenndk
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  #945391 4-Dec-2013 14:42
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For the wireless charger side of things I got one of these for traveling with 
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Wireless-Charger-with-6000mAh-battery-power-bank-Support-QI-standard-Wireless-charging-for-Samsung-galaxy-S4/876747776.html

I would like one of the ones that suction cup to yoru window and have the wireless charger built into it.

I first have to find a good place to get the 32GB Nexus 5, I tried Fairbuy but they said their model is the 820 and I don't really want to spend $850 on one.
Looks like I will have to ask the Aunty to get me one for my Birthday in the New year to get around the credit card address problem that got my first order canceled.



droopanu
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  #945408 4-Dec-2013 15:05
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mckenndk: For the wireless charger side of things I got one of these for traveling with 
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Wireless-Charger-with-6000mAh-battery-power-bank-Support-QI-standard-Wireless-charging-for-Samsung-galaxy-S4/876747776.html

I would like one of the ones that suction cup to yoru window and have the wireless charger built into it.

I first have to find a good place to get the 32GB Nexus 5, I tried Fairbuy but they said their model is the 820 and I don't really want to spend $850 on one.
Looks like I will have to ask the Aunty to get me one for my Birthday in the New year to get around the credit card address problem that got my first order canceled.



ValueBasket has them in stock. 800NZD including GST and delivery:
http://www.valuebasket.co.nz/en_NZ/LG-Nexus-5-D821-32GB-LTE-SIM-Free-/-Unlocked-(Black)/mainproduct/view/14636-AA-BK

mckenndk
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  #945541 4-Dec-2013 18:27
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droopanu:
mckenndk: For the wireless charger side of things I got one of these for traveling with 
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Wireless-Charger-with-6000mAh-battery-power-bank-Support-QI-standard-Wireless-charging-for-Samsung-galaxy-S4/876747776.html

I would like one of the ones that suction cup to yoru window and have the wireless charger built into it.

I first have to find a good place to get the 32GB Nexus 5, I tried Fairbuy but they said their model is the 820 and I don't really want to spend $850 on one.
Looks like I will have to ask the Aunty to get me one for my Birthday in the New year to get around the credit card address problem that got my first order canceled.



ValueBasket has them in stock. 800NZD including GST and delivery:
http://www.valuebasket.co.nz/en_NZ/LG-Nexus-5-D821-32GB-LTE-SIM-Free-/-Unlocked-(Black)/mainproduct/view/14636-AA-BK


That's not a bad price and 36 months warranty considering the 16gb is 699 from WHS and 2 Degrees.

peejayw
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  #945547 4-Dec-2013 18:32
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Just wondering, with the Nexus 5, how do you know when you are connected to 4g ?




 I'm supposed to respect my elders, but it's getting harder and harder for me to find one now.


ronw
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  #945611 4-Dec-2013 20:04
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When you hit a 4G area you will get a 4g alongside the network bars.
You do have a 4g SIM I hope




Nokia 7 Plus
Nexus 6P 32Gb
Nexus 6 Phone
Nexus 5 Phone
Nexus 7 2013 Tablet
Samsung TAB A 8"
Samsung TAB A 10"

 

& many Windows laptops, Desktops etc

 

 

 




peejayw
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  #945612 4-Dec-2013 20:06
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Umm,no. Damn,do I have to buy a new sim now?




 I'm supposed to respect my elders, but it's getting harder and harder for me to find one now.


ronw
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  #945618 4-Dec-2013 20:10
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No I am with Telecom and I just took the old card in and they swapped it. I imagine Vodafone well do the same as well and as far as I know they are these only two mobile operators offsetting 4G

peejayw: Umm,no. Damn,do I have to buy a new sim now?




Nokia 7 Plus
Nexus 6P 32Gb
Nexus 6 Phone
Nexus 5 Phone
Nexus 7 2013 Tablet
Samsung TAB A 8"
Samsung TAB A 10"

 

& many Windows laptops, Desktops etc

 

 

 


peejayw
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  #945620 4-Dec-2013 20:12
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Will go in tomorrow and see what they say, thanks.




 I'm supposed to respect my elders, but it's getting harder and harder for me to find one now.


dafman
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  #945909 5-Dec-2013 09:35
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peejayw: Will go in tomorrow and see what they say, thanks.


Vodafone swapped mine for free (was going from standard SIM to micro).

4G is like lightening. Love it!

mckenndk
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  #946194 5-Dec-2013 19:51
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dafman:
peejayw: Will go in tomorrow and see what they say, thanks.


Vodafone swapped mine for free (was going from standard SIM to micro).

4G is like lightening. Love it!


Has anyone tried to get the tap and pay working on their Nexus 5 yet?

jonovw
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  #946244 5-Dec-2013 20:30
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mckenndk: Has anyone tried to get the tap and pay working on their Nexus 5 yet?
It worked on my Nexus 7 2013 but I couldn't pay for anything because international payments aren't supported

andypen
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  #946476 6-Dec-2013 11:26
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4.4.1 update on the way?

There's been lots of rumours the last few days but it's available now apparently. I think I'll wait for the OTA instead of sideloading...

http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/12/05/nexus-5-android-4-4-1-ota-file-is-ready-for-you-to-download-and-install-right-here/

droopanu
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  #946481 6-Dec-2013 11:30
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andypen: 4.4.1 update on the way?

There's been lots of rumours the last few days but it's available now apparently. I think I'll wait for the OTA instead of sideloading...

http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/12/05/nexus-5-android-4-4-1-ota-file-is-ready-for-you-to-download-and-install-right-here/


I just sideloaded it and it's awesome. Camera is much faster and reliable. That's a really good addition to an already pretty good camera.

BTW. I tested the low-light capabilities of the N5 camera on 4.4.0 and it's miles better than the N4. It's actually better than lots of point and shoot cameras. :) The image stabilizer does miracles :)
Will see tonight how the 4.4.1 behaves in low light :)

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