Wednesday 7 November 2012

Nexus 4 available online in India from Rs 23,490

If you are itching to get your hands on the latest Googlephone, then the wait is not long. The LG Nexus 4 is now up for pre-order on at Rs 23,490 for the 8GB model and Rs 27,490 for the 16GB variant.

The seller, cart2india2010 has a good track record, and a large inventory, which consists of products such as the Apple iPad mini and the Microsoft Surface RT tablet. The eBay seller offers a range of methods of payment such as PaisaPay, credit card, EMI, debit card, and online bank transfer.

The seller states that this is a pre-order with delivery expected to commence from the December 10 2012, and time extension will be taken as soon as the order is placed.

Last Monday, through a blog post, Google had announced the latest devices in its Nexus line-up, along with a new flavour of Android - version 4.2. The new version is still named Jelly Bean. A revised version of the Nexus 7 tablet, a new 10-inch tablet called the Nexus 10, and Nexus 4, LG's offering with the Nexus branding were announced today by Google on its official blog.

The Nexus 4 is Google's latest smartphone, developed together with LG. It has a quad-core processor, a crisp 4.7-inch (320 ppi) display, and with wireless charging you just set the phone down on a charging surface to power it up, no wires needed. This device too runs on Android v4.2 said to be the simplest and smartest version of Android yet. Starting with the camera, the company has reinvented the photo experience with Photo Sphere, which lets you capture shots up, down, and in every direction to create 360-degree experiences that you can share on Google+. You can also add your Photo Sphere to Google Maps for the world to see.

Android v4.2, which will be featured on the Nexus 4 will bring other great goodies. These include Gesture Typing, which lets you glide your finger over the letters you want to type on the keyboard — thus adding the functionality of the Swype keyboard into the stock Android keyboard. Android v4.2 also adds support for wireless display so you can wirelessly watch movies, YouTube videos, and play games right on a Miracast-compatible HDTV.

Another major feature of the latest version of Android is the update to Google Now, a service that Google had introduced with the Jelly Bean version of the Android operating system. Google has added more features to Google Now. The service can now alert you of flight and hotel recommendations, as well as about nearby attractions, photo spots, movie times, and concert timings.

Google has also announced expansion of its Google Play service, bringing more content to more countries. The company has partnered with Twentieth Century Fox, Time, People, InStyle, and others, to bring more TV shows, movies, and magazines to the service. Along with this, Google has partnered with Warner Music Group, which will add its complete music catalogue with new songs being added every day. The company plans to launch the expanded Google Play in Europe on November 13, with the first countries to get it being the UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain.

There is no word yet on the arrival date of the handset in India, but an LG executive has revealed that it will be launched here officially before the end of this month.

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