After launching on Google Play in Australia just over a year ago, the Nexus Wireless Charger is now no longer available on Google Play in Australia, with the product page now showing availability as ‘Nexus Wireless Charger is not available in your country’.
The removal is possibly due to the current lack of availability of the Nexus 5 through Google Play, and perceived lack of easy support for the Nexus 6. The charger does officially support the Nexus 6, albeit with some fairly specific instructions on how to position it to begin charging, with owners instructed to position the charger :
2.5 inches (64mm) from the bottom of the device so that the “u” in the “Nexus” logo is centered over the charger
The Nexus 5 was more suited to the Nexus Wireless Charger with its flat rear and in-built magnets which allowed for easy positioning on the charging pad. The Nexus 6 with its curved rear hasn’t seen as much success from owners of the charger, with some saying that the positioning magnets are either not there or ineffective.
If you still just can’t live without the Nexus Wireless Charger, it can still be purchased from Amazon, though at US$49.99 + delivery, it’s an expensive option to take for a Qi charger.
There’s no real clear answer on the magnets in the rear of the Nexus 6, though the phone does support Qi charging, so if you own the Nexus 6 and the Nexus Wireless Charger, feel free to chime in below with your experience.