Google seems to be in some serious eye on mobile cell phone market. Google Nexus 4, which already created a buzz when released last year November is seeing more action. The prices of Google Nexus 4 are reduced by $100. It means the 8GB model is now available at $199 whereas the 16GB model is available at $249. Now these prices may not make sense to you if you are already used to buying smartphones at subsidized rate through your wireless carrier provider. But don’t forget that you are getting an unlocked phone at this price whereas the subsidized phone you got from your carrier is locked to your network provider.
While buying a locked phone, you are stuck with your network provider. Whereas, buying an unlocked phone gives you the freedom to use it with any carrier of your choice which is cheaper than your current service provider. An unlocked phone also enables you to take advantage of using a sim from low cost local carrier while travelling abroad instead of incurring high cost on international roaming.
Nexus 4 review was good and it got a very positive response when launched last year and sales figures to date is said to be impressive. It boasts of a 4.7 inches Corning Gorilla Glass 2 touchscreen (1280 x 768 pixel resolution), 1.5Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 quad-core processor, 8 MP main camera, 1.3 MP front-camera, 3G connectivity, wifi and A-GPS navigation. It comes with latest android OS 4.2 (Jellybean). Nexus 4 also features Google Now which claims to bringing latest information like live score, weather, traffic, transit schedules etc. even before you ask it. The only drawback where it got criticism is that it doesn’t have 4G LTE. But then it does have 3G which majority of the countries still using. One heck of a phone for this price I must say.
The next phone in line, supposedly to be named Nexus 5 is rumored to be released soon. So, is this price reduction is to make room for newer Nexus 5 or to counter Apple’s cheaper iPhone version supposedly named iPhone 5C!!! Apple iPhone 5C also could be targeted at consumers looking for factory unlocked iPhones but don’t want to go for two year’s contract or spend that much of money. Let’s wait and watch for the battle, it’s getting interesting.