Software giant Google has added India to its Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 pages, which lists the names of countries where LG's flagship smartphone is available, even as the country is awaiting an official announcement of its launch.
Although there has been no word about the release of LG Nexus 4 in the country, the phone has made its appearance on various e-retail websites. The latest development about Google adding India to its Nexus 4 page is seen as a good sign that the smartphone may be nearing its launch. Sadly, Google Nexus 4 India page does not provide any details of the smartphone for India.
Consumers in India had been anticipating the launch of the Android-powered device since its global debut in October. Earlier in January, there were reports that the launch of LG Nexus 4 in India was delayed further due to a spat between Google and LG, the developers of the smartphone. The manufacturers were said to be arguing over its pricing for India. Online retailers like Saholic has been changing the date of availability. The latest is "LG E960 Nexus 4 16GB will be available by 15/03/13."
Regarding its specifications, LG Nexus 4 will arrive with the latest version of the Android Jelly Bean Operating System, 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 4.7-inch WXGA display with IPS technology and 1280x768 pixel resolution, and 2GB RAM. It additional features like Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth, NFC (Android Beam), SlimPort HDMI, 8.0-megapixel rear camera along with 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera. Other features include Google Maps, A-GPS, Java, Google Voice Search, Gesture Typing and music player.
The phone is priced $299 (8GB) and $349 (16GB) in the US.