LG to provide ‘offline availability’ purchase information of the Nexus 4 in the latter part of November
Wanting to get your hands on LG/Google’s newly announce Nexus 4? Well, you’re more than welcome to get it from the Google Play store come mid-November.
But, what if you were after it from inside a store, where you can actually hold and feel it? Well, LG has given us a bit of information in regards to that too. There’s currently actually no news to share about the Nexus 4 in-store, but it does look like Google and LG will be keeping it as an unlocked device. It will be able to work on every network, something that Google was very concerned about with the implementation of the LTE radio. This leads us to think that Google/LG will refrain from any carrier-specific locks and this device will either be available with all carriers willing to take it on, or none.
We can also expect to see it in stores like JB Hi-Fi, Dicksmith and other major retailers.
Directly from LG’s press release of the matter:
Nexus 4 will be sold as an unlocked handset and is GSM/HSPA+ compatible so it will operate on every network provider in Australia … Further information on offline availability in Australia will be available late November.
The press release also had some other notable comments from people like Andy Rubin, Senior Vice President of Mobile and Digital Content at Google:
This is the first time we’ve collaborated with LG to build a Nexus device … They brought an extraordinary amount of talent to the project, and the result is a feature-packed device that feels great in your hand, and blazingly fast under the hood.
And Lambro Skropidis, Marketing General Manager, LG Electronics Australia:
LG is proud and excited to play an important role in helping build the latest Nexus smartphone … Users will be delighted by the perfectly balanced combination of form and function with the latest generation of Android™ software coupled with the ground breaking hardware from LG.
It may be because I’ve had other personal good news today, but this is making me feel just a little warm and fuzzy inside. The new products that Google has announced today are astounding and it looks to be a prospect full future for Google, Android and the Nexus family.
More as we have it.