We've heard plenty of rumors, and at this point, we have no reason to doubt that there will be an LG Nexus phone appearing at Google's Android event on October 29th. Now, courtesy of LG's head of Mobile Product Planning at an Optimus Vu launch event in New Delhi, we have an idea of when the phone might roll out. If Indian market availability is any indication, that is. Speaking to IBN Live (an Indian news organization of which CNN owns a 26% share), the exec had this to say:

"Google will unveil the LG Nexus on October 29 and the phone will be available in the Indian markets by the end of November."

The former part of the quote we already knew of course, though at least this is some confirmation from the horse's mouth. The availability in India a mere month after the Nexus 4's announcement, however, is new. This is a much speedier release than the previous Nexus which arrived in India never. This could indicate that Google is attempting to push the device out to more markets faster than the previous hardware, in the same manner as the Galaxy S III launch. Or it could simply be that LG wants to focus on India where Samsung did not. Who knows?


Because I want to put this parrot picture in every Nexus 4 article I can.

It's also worth pointing out that this is an off-hand remark made by an LG executive at an event entirely unrelated to the Nexus 4. It's possible that this could be backpedaled or ignored entirely by Google or higher-ups at LG. Still, it's a believable piece of information. Here's hoping it comes to pass.

Source: IBN Live