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After surprising (and delighting) users by selling the acclaimed Galaxy Nexus directly from the Play Store (at a substantially reduced price), Google has upped the ante, offering a trio of handy Samsung-branded Nexus accessories for purchase starting today.

For now, customers can choose from Samsung's slick Vehicle Dock ($54.00) which includes a car charger, the HDMI Portrait Desktop Dock ($49.00), or the Desktop Dock ($54.00) with pogo pin connectors and a 3.5mm audio jack.

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While these reasonably-priced accessories are certainly enticing, Google reminds customers that they "will only work with the HSPA+ version of the Galaxy Nexus (as sold on the Google Play store)." This of course means that those with a Galaxy Nexus connected to either Sprint or Verizon looking for Samsung-branded accessories will have to look elsewhere (it's worth noting that Samsung offers similar accessories for the Nexus' CDMA/LTE variants).

Those interested in picking up some slick, practical accessories for their HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus need only head over to the Nexus' Play Store listing here.

Thanks, Zane!

Liam Spradlin
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  • Mike

    Why is it that the pogo pin dock would only work with the HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus? Would it really not work with a Sprint Galaxy Nexus?

    • http://AndroidPolice.com/ Liam Spradlin

      Ostensibly, the only difference between the two models is a slight variance in thickness. I can't be sure whether there is some other difference that would prohibit the pogo dock from working, but it doesn't seem like there is.

    • r0lct

      I think it has more to do with politics and not wanting to officially sell anything related to the cdma version since it isn't aosp.

      • http://twitter.com/physicalist09 Physicalist

        I think the problem is Verizon that doesn't like Google selling 
        (or updating) things directly.

    • Zane

      The CMDA variants have their pogo pins in a slightly different place than the HSPA+ version, and it is thicker.

  • Evan Whiteside

    sigh, unavailable in my country. Australia.

  • Loren Cogar

    The pogo vehicle dock works fine with the Verizon Galaxy Nexus.  Pins line up fine, audio out and dock mode work.  Only issue is the volume down key not lining up which can be remedied with 30 seconds and an exacto knife.  

  • Loren Cogar

    Also you may wanna fix the article because Samsung does not offer the same Accessories for the Verizon Galaxy Nexus.  No pogo vehicle dock exists.  The only option is to make one or buy the one Google is selling.  

  • Elliott Hansen

    Sweet, now it's time to wait for the LTE version. I might go back to using my regular stock battery just for this

    • Loren Cogar

      No need to wait, LTE version fits fine in the GSM Dock.

      • Elliott Hansen

        I never noticed your reply. It fits in the dock? That's excellent news. Thanks so much

  • Estgxjj

    US only.. darn

  • Pissed

    And of course still it is only available in the USA and not in Canada directly from the website :(

  • mastermind26

    So, will the GSM car dock version work with the CDMA version phone?

    • Alan

      No reason why it shouldn't if you have at least 4.0.2