Google Works Out How to Make Money From Android -- Charge £16 for a USB Cable

By Gary Cutlack on at

Google has launched a new range of official accessories to accompany the Nexus 4, although you'd be best off not bothering with its USB cable which costs a ludicrous £9.99 -- and an additional £5.99 in shipping costs. Madness.

Google's has also launched a LG-branded USB charger for the Nexus 4 (or literally any other Android phone) for an equally inflated £12.99 to any UK buyers unaware that their existing stuff already works, plus a pair of wired headphones with a flat cord and inline microphone for an almost reasonable £15.99. [Google Play]