The tech blogosphere in India has been abuzz with news of the highly anticipated Google Nexus 4 popping up on online retailer Saholic.com. The online retail website had listed the date of its availability as November 30, 2012, prompting many to believe that it would indeed be launched by the end of this month. However, our sources within LG have informed us that LG has not finalised the launch date of Google's flagship smartphone in India.
Saholic.com has since updated the listing and the ‘Tell me when available’ option on it suggests that the Nexus 4 will be available on January 15, 2013. This shows that India may not receive the handset in November, as previously believed.
No price has been mentioned on the listing of the Nexus 4 on Saholic yet.
No plans for Nexus 4 launch yet
If one is eager to get one's hands on this smartphone, it is already listed on eBay.in, and one can buy the 8GB variant for Rs 25,990 as opposed to the previous price of Rs 23,490. The 16GB version has also received a price change on eBay.in and is now up for grabs at a price of Rs 29,990 contrary to the Rs 27,490 price it was initially listed at.
The eBay seller, cart2india2010 has a good track record, and a large inventory, which consists of products such as the Apple iPad mini and the Microsoft Surface RT tablet. The eBay seller offers a range of methods of payment such as PaisaPay, credit card, EMI, debit card, and online bank transfer.
In late October, through a blog post, Google had announced the latest devices in its Nexus line-up, along with a new flavour of Android - version 4.2. The new version is still named Jelly Bean. A revised version of the Nexus 7 tablet, a new 10-inch tablet called the Nexus 10, and Nexus 4, LG's offering with the Nexus branding, were announced today by Google on its official blog.
The Nexus 4 is Google's latest smartphone, developed together with LG. It has a quad-core processor, a crisp 4.7-inch (320 ppi) display, and with wireless charging you just set the phone down on a charging surface to power it up, no wires needed. This device too runs on Android v4.2 said to be the simplest and smartest version of Android yet. Starting with the camera, the company has reinvented the photo experience with Photo Sphere, which lets you capture shots up, down, and in every direction to create 360-degree experiences that you can share on Google+. You can also add your Photo Sphere to Google Maps for the world to see.
Android v4.2, which will be featured on the Nexus 4 will bring other great goodies. These include Gesture Typing, which lets you glide your finger over the letters you want to type on the keyboard — thus adding the functionality of the Swype keyboard into the stock Android keyboard. Android v4.2 also adds support for wireless display so you can wirelessly watch movies, YouTube videos, and play games right on a Miracast-compatible HDTV.
As of now we would have to wait and see when LG officially takes the wraps off this handset in India.