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

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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Nexus 4
  • Display 4.7" 768 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 2100 mAh(15.3h talk time)



1. timtimity

Posts: 196; Member since: Aug 13, 2012

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

4. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 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!

5. wendygarett unregistered

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

14. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

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

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.

16. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

2. k4j98

Posts: 60; Member since: Jul 12, 2012

Probably just a slip up in the listing.

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.

6. 90ninjas unregistered

That's a pretty bad photoshop job..

7. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Why do you think so?

9. 90ninjas unregistered

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.

8. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

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

15. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Carphone Warehouse is a Best Buy subsidiary. Geek Squad has gone international. :) Thus proving...nothing.

10. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

12. mad5870

Posts: 60; Member since: Nov 21, 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.

13. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

i hope its waterproof like the leaks on docomo

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