Google adds Galaxy Nexus accessories to Play Store

May 30, 2012
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There ya go Google! Just announced this evening is that Google will now be offering device accessories on the Google Play Store. Yes you'll be able to buy hardware docks and more all from the Play Store just like they recently started doing with the Galaxy Nexus. For now they only have accessories for one device, but we expect more to be coming soon.

This isn't Google's first attempt to sell hardware themselves but it looks like they are in a much better position to do so now. What makes this great is not only will this probably be how we get future Nexus devices from Google, but they also appear to be beating the prices from Samsung themselves. Well done guys. Google is selling the Desktop Dock, HDMI Portrait Desktop Dock, and the Vehicle Dock all for the GSM/HSPA+ (not Verizon) Galaxy Nexus.

We had a feeling this was coming, but didn't realize Google would start offering it so soon. With rumors of a Google Nexus Tablet in the works, and multiple Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Nexus phones all coming later this year this could potentially be a big platform for Google to sell all the goods. I know Samsung was recently offering the Desktop Dock with Pogo pins for around $90 so it's nice to see Google offering a low price. Now who wants to see if any work with the slightly larger Verizon Galaxy Nexus?

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  • Jason

    Hey, that’s the dock I’ve been waiting for since last December! Oh, too bad I have the Verizon LTE Galaxy Nexus.

    Why couldn’t they have made a standard size for all “Galaxy Nexus” devices so the accessories would all match? This phone has just had one debacle after another. I doubt I’ll be buying any more Nexus phones.

  • Daniel Greene

    This selling of the unlocked phone for $399 and the accessories makes me regret getting the Verizon version. It’s been a big disappointment with the lack of accessories and OS updates. Plus it was a lot more expensive… :-( Guess it sometimes sucks to be an early adopter.

  • firethorn

    They really need to offer hardware via Play in EU as well, can’t wait to see that happen.

    In other news, why is the standard desktop dock so expensive? I’d estimate a price point between 29 and 39€ for this, but definitely not on the far side of 50.

  • Evan

    @GreatestJason:disqus , I’m with you. Except I broke down last week and bought the $90 desktop dock from Samsung. It’s due to be delivered today. I nearly had a heart attack when I saw the $54 version. Then, I realized that it’s the GSM version. I’ve heard rumors, though, that that one will work with the CDMA GN, even though it says it won’t.

    Doesn’t matter: my wallet is $90 lighter.