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We’ve been in contact with LG locally for information regarding the Nexus 4 and LG’s role in creating the latest phone in the Nexus lineup. They have advised what we already know, that the Nexus 4 will be available to order in both an 8GB and 16GB versions through Google Play from November 13. The Nexus 4 is being sold as an unlocked handset and is GSM/HSPA+ compatible so it will operate on every network provider in Australia. All that is required is a SIM card from a carrier and you’re good to go. The phone will be available in Late November with ‘Further information on offline availability in Australia will be available late November’ which hopefully indicates a carrier release for those who do not wish to purchase outright.
In regards to the role that LG played in creating the Nexus 4, Lambro Skropidis, Marketing General Manager for LG Electronics Australia advised :
LG is proud and excited to play an important role in helping build the latest Nexus smartphone. Users will be delighted by the perfectly balanced combination of form and function with the latest generation of Android™ software coupled with the ground breaking hardware from LG.
Andy Rubin, Senior Vice President of Mobile and Digital Content at Google advised
This is the first time we’ve collaborated with LG to build a Nexus device. They brought an extraordinary amount of talent to the project, and the result is a feature-packed device that feels great in your hand, and blazingly fast under the hood.
So far we have had no word back from the three major carriers in regards to them offering the Nexus 4 on plans at this stage but we know that there are definitely people out there who would welcome the ability to purchase the phone on a plan. We’ll be following up with information on local availability from carriers as soon as the information comes to hand.