LG Nexus 4

Australia has often received Nexus devices quite a bit later than many other major markets such as the United States. This pattern changed when the Nexus 7 debuted, and is likely to continue with the LG Nexus 4. Hoping to get your hands on the Nexus 4 in Australia right away, without a contract? The Australian Google Play store seems to have released a small hint suggesting that the highly-anticipated smartphone will be sold directly by Google.

The evidence of its imminent arrival onto Google Play comes in the form of a very subtle change to the site’s “Devices” icon. Originally the icon only showed the image of the Nexus 7 tablet, now there is a tablet and a phone. Up until now, the only device sold or mentioned on the site was the Nexus 7.

While this is far from an official confirmation from Google, it certainly looks hopeful for those that don’t want to buy the phone on contract from a carrier. Any Australian readers interested in the LG Nexus 4? If so, will you look for it on-contract or would you prefer to buy it directly from Google at full-price?