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Carphone Warehouse promotional materials reveal LG Nexus 4 will have Android 4.1 on board

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Carphone Warehouse promotional materials reveal LG Nexus 4 will have Android 4.1 on board
Pricing of the LG Nexus 4 in the U.K.

Pricing of the LG Nexus 4 in the U.K.

That darn hurricane has put the kibosh on the Google media event scheduled for Monday morning in New York City. But that doesn't mean that we can't continue our WNXS programming of all LG Nexus 4 all the time! So many of you guys out there have been indicating that you have your wallets ready and will pull the trigger once you have the chance to buy this phone. And now, thanks again to retailer Carphone Warehouse, we can once again confirm that the latest Nexus handset will cost you 389.95 GBP in the U.K. It is also free with certain data plans costing 31GBP ($50 USD) a month. In the states, the phone is expected to cost you $399 from the Google Play Store, and that is without a contract!

Meanwhile, Carphone Warehouse has been putting up some of the promotional materials it has on hand for the LG Nexus 4. One thing that we've spotted from the promotional materials is that the device will not be loaded with Android 4.2 out of the box as expected. While this might be a tad disappointing to some, Android 4.2 is not expected to be Key Lime Pie and we wouldn't be surprised to see the latest OS build sent out quickly after the phone is launched. After all, it is a 'Nexus' and while some of you might be saying, "after all it is an LG," we expect the LG Nexus 4 to be right at the front of the line for new updates. Having said that, it does seems strange to be introducing a new Nexus device without it having the latest OS build right out of the box, especially since Android 4.2 is supposedly part of the same event that introduces the model.

source: XDA via AndroidAuthority

Some of the promotional materials that reveal Android 4.1 on the LG Nexus 4

Some of the promotional materials that reveal Android 4.1 on the LG Nexus 4


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posted on 27 Oct 2012, 15:07 1

1. timtimity (Posts: 196; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)


How come £390 in the UK and about £250 in America?

posted on 27 Oct 2012, 16:16 7

4. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1064; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


UK has higher taxes and VAT...thats why.
Moreover I dont think its disappointing that it'llcome out with JB on board which is still the most fluent os but I find it hard to believe that it wont have 4.2 on board. well monday is only a day away!

posted on 27 Oct 2012, 16:24

5. wendygarett (unregistered)


Isn't the event delayed due to the hurricane? Lol

posted on 28 Oct 2012, 13:51

14. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


still but that doesn't mean that stores don't prepare for it

posted on 27 Oct 2012, 20:22 2

11. MeoCao (unregistered)


N4 has 4.1 and that means the real hero of the night will be N10.

And the assault into Apple last bastion begins.

posted on 28 Oct 2012, 18:38

16. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


eeeenteresting point. What if 4.2 is a Jellybean update tailored for ~10" tablets? That should allay any further cries of fragmentation in the phone ranks, which are still upgrading to 4.1.

posted on 27 Oct 2012, 15:20 2

2. k4j98 (Posts: 60; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)


Probably just a slip up in the listing.

posted on 27 Oct 2012, 15:36 3

3. Mark.J.Linskiy (unregistered)


Or, people could just wait until it's all officially announced to pass judgement or be "disappointed". People tend to complain so much before anything is official, it's getting quite sad.

posted on 27 Oct 2012, 16:28 3

6. 90ninjas (Posts: 89; Member since: 07 Aug 2012)


That's a pretty bad photoshop job..

posted on 27 Oct 2012, 16:35 3

7. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5460; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Why do you think so?

posted on 27 Oct 2012, 17:42 2

9. 90ninjas (Posts: 89; Member since: 07 Aug 2012)


If you're looking at a phone, or any rectangular object for that matter, from a side angle, the two sides will still be parallel. It's clear that the sides of the phone in that image are not parallel...

I was not talking about the credibility of the poster, just the awkward angled image.

posted on 27 Oct 2012, 16:46 1

8. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Carphone Workshop?
What?
Geeksquad (in the bottom right of the pic) is BestBuy. I think it'll have 4.2.

posted on 28 Oct 2012, 18:36

15. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Carphone Warehouse is a Best Buy subsidiary. Geek Squad has gone international. :)

Thus proving...nothing.

posted on 27 Oct 2012, 19:16 2

10. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


its promotional material. it's only as accurate as the moment it was printed. no point in getting upset about OS until we get real details from google.

posted on 27 Oct 2012, 20:32

12. mad5870 (Posts: 59; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


Agreed. they also wont say it is going to come out with an OS that has yet to be officially announced. Grant it the phone wasn't officially announced yet.

posted on 27 Oct 2012, 22:34

13. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)


i hope its waterproof like the leaks on docomo

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