With Google’s newest Nexus smartphone, the LG Nexus 4 having been announced yesterday, Android enthusiasts across the world have been anxious to know when it would be available on their home turfs. Google has already confirmed that both the 8GB as well as 16GB versions would be available to order from the Google Play Store from November 13th, in its sim-free unlocked flavor.
Droids down under, in Australia, will also be able to order the 4.7″ Android 4.2 powered beast from the Play Store from November 13th. While it is priced more than reasonably (Considering all that power under the hood), at $299 for the 8GB and $349 for the 16GB model, there might be a considerable number of folks who may want to wait for a carrier-locked subsidized pricing flavor.
LG Electronics Australia has advised that further information on offline availability in Australia would be available in late November. While a bit cryptic, and not really confirming anything specific, it does seem to imply that a carrier release may be on the cards. The three major carriers in Oz, Telstra, Optus and Vodafone have not commented as yet on plan-based availability of the Nexus 4.
But with the cult-status that is attached to Nexus phones, it wouldn’t be unsurprising to see the three major carriers in Oz want to cash in on the hype and offer the plan-based option for the LG Nexus 4. As always, we would be updating this space, on local availability from carriers, as soon as we hear more on the topic.