Google Nexus 4 Gets a $100 Price Cut on Play Store

Less than two weeks before the launch of Apple’s cheaper version of iPhone, Google dropped the price of Nexus 4 on Play Store, in an attempt to make the adoption of iPhone 5C even more difficult.

Back in November 2012, when Google launched Nexus 4 (otherwise known as LG Nexus 4 E960) the company seriously made some waves, as the phone sported some really good specs starting at $299. Now that the 8GB version is available for $199 on Google Play Store with no strings attached (no carrier contract), the demand for this phone might increase once again. Is this bad news for Apple, who is a few days away from launching the colorful and cheap inexpensive iOS-running smartphone? Given that the price of the iPhone 5C will be around the $400 mark, my answer is: certainly.

If you’re lucky enough to live in a country where Google’s Play Store is available, you might want to get a Nexus 4, especially if you can’t afford a better Android phone. Even so, aside from the display resolution and the pixel density, the Nexus 4 can still pose a threat to this year’s smartphone. One of the main downsides of this phone is that it does not include a slot for a microSD card. Hence, users might be left with the impression that the storage they get when buying the phone is all they’re going to get, since the manufacturer didn’t give them the option of expanding the internal memory. However, that line can be crossed, if they root their devices and get a USB OTG (on the go) cable and a USB flash drive.

Another problem that the Nexus 4 has is its lack of support for 4G LTE. If you’re an Internet speed maniac while on the road, you might one to look for a different device. Either way, it looks like Google’s Nexus 4 is here to stay just a little longer. Considering its low price and the decent specs that it has, Google might as well decide to keep Nexus 4 around even after launching Nexus 5, just to keep Apple trembling a little longer.

Most importantly, people should know that owning a Nexus device means that Google sends them the first software updates. Hence, the ones buying a Nexus 4 now shouldn’t be surprised if the device comes with Android 4.3 out of the box.

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