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Available docks for Nexus 5 that triggers dock mode

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By ykphuah, Senior Member on 7th January 2014, 03:40 AM
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What is the difference between docked and charging? I know DayDream supports differentiating between this two, and so does Tasker.

Is there a special "charger" that will trigger this "dock" for Nexus 5?
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7th January 2014, 07:07 AM |#2  
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Dock is when you dock the phone in a dock. Charging is when you charge the phone via wireless or usb cable. Clues in the name really

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7th January 2014, 07:28 AM |#3  
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Dock is when you dock the phone in a dock. Charging is when you charge the phone via wireless or usb cable. Clues in the name really

I guess I should rephrase my question:

So what are the available docks that can work with Nexus 5?
7th January 2014, 07:32 AM |#4  
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Errr the ones that come up in the Google search "nexus 5 docks"

Have a look In the accessories forum, there may be some comparisons there or something. Why do you want a dock?

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Errr the ones that come up in the Google search "nexus 5 docks"

Have a look In the accessories forum, there may be some comparisons there or something. Why do you want a dock?

I did google search, just trying to understand the technical side. For example this:
http://www.kidigi.com/product_lv2.php?pid=1508

Is this considered a dock? or just charging?

I want a dock so that I can set up tasker profile for different cases, just like day dream, to show when is docked, but not show when its charging.
7th January 2014, 02:57 PM |#6  
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Originally Posted by ykphuah

I did google search, just trying to understand the technical side. For example this:
http://www.kidigi.com/product_lv2.php?pid=1508

Is this considered a dock? or just charging?

I want a dock so that I can set up tasker profile for different cases, just like day dream, to show when is docked, but not show when its charging.

i tried a couple of different car docks that triggered dock mode on other phones such as s3, gnex, & htc one but they didnt do anything other than charge the n5.

i'm not sure if the n5 supports dock mode triggered via usb
7th January 2014, 03:01 PM |#7  
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I don't think the Nexus 5 has a dock mode at all. Your best bet would be to buy any dock, even a charging dock, and get put an NFC sticker on it...
7th January 2014, 04:39 PM |#8  
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Originally Posted by ykphuah

I did google search, just trying to understand the technical side. For example this:
http://www.kidigi.com/product_lv2.php?pid=1508

Is this considered a dock? or just charging?

I want a dock so that I can set up tasker profile for different cases, just like day dream, to show when is docked, but not show when its charging.

I bought the "dock" that you link to. It is advertised as a docking station but when I got it it clearly says "charging cradle". I paid $25 for an $8 desktop charger. I already had a "cradle charger" at work. When I plug in my phone at work it just displays the desktop, which is what I want. My plan was to have a bedside "dock" with "daydream" enabled, with a very dim night time alarm clock. In "settings", "display", "daydream" I wanted to set "when to daydream" to "while docked". This is the big advantage of having an actual "docking charger" besides just a "charger".
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You hare HELP personified lol.

About OP, I know from other phones that some configuration in the microUSB pins trigger the dock mode as well as car mode, but first of all the OS has to have it implemented. Some HTC, by example my old HTC one S, have a car mode which is triggered by both official car cradle and a special homemade microUSB with pins differently mapped.
About docks, only ones I know are philips fidelio, great options
7th January 2014, 05:20 PM |#10  
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I don't believe the Nexus 5 supports a "dock" mode at all. I've tried using a car mount(iBolt) that is built with the pin connection to trigger dock mode that worked with a HTC Evo LTE but with the Nexus it's just a charger. Had to re-write some of my Tasker profiles to get things working correctly again.
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So the dock is actually triggered by something in the usb pins.

Pardon my noobness because I have never had a phone that I can trigger the "dock" mode before.

Recently I read about this:
http://www.xda-developers.com/androi...oogle-nexus-5/

So at first I thought there's something about the hidden magnets that triggers the dock mode, but couldn't find more information about it. Seems like now its just to hold the phone in place and don't do anything.

So I assume the Philips Fidelio also should not trigger this?

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