by Chris Smith, 11 months ago
Google kicked off its Google I/O developer conference just a few minutes ago and it started the whole thing talking about Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, it’s next major mobile operating system refresh. Google revealed on…
Just when we thought we couldn’t tell you anything new about the LG Nexus 4, one of the worst kept secret in tech history, we’re going to show you the pre-order page of the device that got already listed, a few days ahead of Google's media event, thanks to the sloppy job of Carphone Warhouse employees – or do they pull these sort of things on purpose?
We’ll immediately notice that the image used by the retailer is exactly the same one we showed you yesterday, and we’re also going to point out that Android 4.2 is apparently still part of the Jelly Bean family, as previously rumored. So much for those Key Lime Pie rumors!
Curiously though, “LG” is hardly noticeable on the page, although “LG Nexus 4″ does appear in its URL. Getting back to the new Android OS version, here are some of the Android 4.2 highlights, as presented by Carphone Warehouse:
- Google Now – automatic info updates on your homescreen
- Amazing 360 camera & state of the art quad-core processor
- Powered by the fastest & smoothest Android yet, Jelly Bean
But then, when you look at the specs and features of the device, also listed on the page, you'll discover that the device supposedly runs Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. But also Android 4.2. So which is it?
In case you were wondering, the page also lists all the other features of the handset – not that everything is new – and we'll point out that this particular model is an 8GB LG Nexus 4 without microSD support. If you're curious about 4G LTE connectivity, given that EE will turn the switch on UK’s first LTE network in a few days, you'll have to know the Nexus 4 will not offer any. Then again, maybe Carphone Warehouse is still working on these online store pages, and we definitely expect more clarifications on the Android version of the handset.
We don’t have any official pricing details for the LG Nexus 4, but we can tell you that you’ll get the phone free of charge as long as you’re ready to sign-up for a new contract of at least £31 per month. However, if you try to pick up a plan for the new Nexus, you'll only get to choose from 25 O2 and Vodafone offers, with EE not showing up anywhere in Carphone Warehouse's tariffs page. The price of the device can go as high as £219.99 when purchased with an O2 two-year contract with a £16.50 monthly charge.
The page also reveals that pre-orders should start on October 29, with deliveries scheduled to take place a day after, on October 30. After all, some reports did suggest that the release date of the new Nexus handset will be set around Google’s media event.
Anyone ready to buy the LG Nexus 4 in the UK?