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  1. grafx1's Avatar
    I just noticed a 4 pin connector on the side of the tablet. What is this used for?
    07-18-2012 04:54 PM
  2. Goodeye's Avatar
    I'm curious about this as well

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Android Central Forums
    07-18-2012 05:04 PM
  3. Unicorn Rancher's Avatar
    It's either a connection for the rumored Google neural implant or a docking station.

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    07-18-2012 05:11 PM
  4. 88 FLUX's Avatar
    They are pogo charging contacts. Makes using a dock (which I assume will be released in the future) much easier because it can charge just by making contact instead of using the micro USB port.
    mgurmgur, John-Smith and tribblon like this.
    07-18-2012 05:16 PM
  5. tntdroid's Avatar
    Same as galaxy nexus. Its for a dock that hopefully we will see sometime soon.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Android Central Forums
    07-18-2012 05:17 PM
  6. Cigar-Junkie's Avatar
    Same as galaxy nexus. Its for a dock that hopefully we will see sometime soon.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Android Central Forums
    If it's the same as the galaxy nexus then we will never see the dock. Yes I am still pissed about that.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
    S-Doo-1965, svfd757 and NoICon like this.
    07-18-2012 05:39 PM
  7. 88 FLUX's Avatar
    If it's the same as the galaxy nexus then we will never see the dock. Yes I am still pissed about that.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
    The dock is out for the GNex. Just not for the Verizon model. The Nexus 7, being just one model, won't have that problem.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
    07-18-2012 05:43 PM
  8. enjoylife949's Avatar
    I wonder why the Nexus 7 has four pogo pins and the Galaxy Nexus has three pogo pins?
    07-18-2012 05:46 PM
  9. uM-elo's Avatar
    I'd definitely buy a dock. I used to love the original iphone's dock, with a bigger device it should be even nicer.

    C'mon google, I want my Nexus 7! And then release a smart cover and a dock, you'd have my money (insert Fry 'shut up and take my money' meme)
    07-18-2012 06:10 PM
  10. ajonesma's Avatar
    Get a dock for the Nexus 7 and it would make a killer alarm clock to put next to your bed
    jibby, borrowedchief and svfd757 like this.
    07-18-2012 07:11 PM
  11. TheStereoMike's Avatar
    The lack of a landscape mode on the home screen makes me think Google is not in a hurry to release a dock...
    07-18-2012 07:25 PM
  12. 88 FLUX's Avatar
    The lack of a landscape mode on the home screen makes me think Google is not in a hurry to release a dock...
    Well, keep in mind that the stock Android launcher does support landscape mode. But just when connected to certain accessories. This even applied to the Nexus One. On the Nexus One, the launcher would switch to landscape when using the OEM car dock. And the Galaxy Nexus will switch to landscape when using HDMI output. It may even when in the official landscape dock but I can't confirm. So I wouldn't be shocked to see landscape orientation on the Nexus 7 if using a proper dock for it.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
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    07-18-2012 07:30 PM
  13. Deradorn's Avatar
    I am hoping for a dock that has video out. I am not looking forward to paying for something I feel should have come out of the box, but I am at least hoping a dock will give us the option.
    07-18-2012 07:47 PM
  14. TheStereoMike's Avatar
    Well, keep in mind that the stock Android launcher does support landscape mode. But just when connected to certain accessories. This even applied to the Nexus One. On the Nexus One, the launcher would switch to landscape when using the OEM car dock. And the Galaxy Nexus will switch to landscape when using HDMI output. It may even when in the official landscape dock but I can't confirm. So I wouldn't be shocked to see landscape orientation on the Nexus 7 if using a proper dock for it.
    I see. Thanks for the info, I did not know that.
    07-19-2012 10:03 AM
  15. pokingmon's Avatar
    Does anyone know if it's technically possible for a N7 case to connect with the pogo contacts and route that to the back of the case? Sort of making a faux "power mat" situation?
    07-19-2012 10:37 AM
  16. Unicorn Rancher's Avatar
    Does anyone know if it's technically possible for a N7 case to connect with the pogo contacts and route that to the back of the case? Sort of making a faux "power mat" situation?
    You could probably build a case with internal metal studs to do that if you want to.
    07-19-2012 11:33 AM
  17. tostler's Avatar
    It's either a connection for the rumored Google neural implant or a docking station.

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    PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE let it be for the neural implant!!!
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    07-19-2012 11:57 AM
  18. Aguaski's Avatar
    Some type of a keyboard doc would be really cool.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
    07-19-2012 03:32 PM
  19. Dareoth's Avatar
    I wonder why the Nexus 7 has four pogo pins and the Galaxy Nexus has three pogo pins?
    Probably nothing more exciting than for charging. Any dock would be expected to charge the device reasonably quickly and the extra pin is likely needed for that.

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    07-19-2012 07:25 PM
  20. zedorda's Avatar
    If it's the same as the galaxy nexus then we will never see the dock. Yes I am still pissed about that.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
    This is Asus were talking about they love docks that work. The extra pogo pin IMO is likely for USB\HDMI on the dock.
    07-19-2012 08:36 PM
  21. Hand_O_Death's Avatar
    I really want a video out dock. The four pin "should" be able to handle video out to HDMI.
    07-28-2012 03:21 PM
  22. cusinndzl's Avatar
    I'd love a dock for my Nexus 7. I'd buy one for my bedside table and one to put next to my computer monitor.
    07-28-2012 05:18 PM
  23. Macboy74's Avatar
    The lack of a landscape mode on the home screen makes me think Google is not in a hurry to release a dock...

    Just put the app ultimate rotation control on your nexus 7. Its free and it works great.
    07-31-2012 12:05 AM
  24. Chocoburger's Avatar
    Disappointed that the dock does not have HDMI out, this thread got my hopes up.
    07-31-2012 12:24 AM
  25. zedorda's Avatar
    Disappointed that the dock does not have HDMI out, this thread got my hopes up.
    I did not know there was a dock released yet do you have a link to this dock without HDMI?
    07-31-2012 12:48 AM
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