Google Reduces Nexus 4 Price to USD 199/-, Nexus 7 To Arrive in India By Year End
Nexus 4 has got even more attractive now! Google has dropped Nexus 4 pricing on the playstore to USD 199 for the 8GB model.
There may couple of reasons for doing the same. One, Google might want to clear off their inventories quickly because the next version of Nexus may be on the horizon. Although, Google launched Motorola Moto X recently, many experts believe that Nexus brand of devices will stay and Motorola will function independently as a phone manufacturer.
Secondly, the recent dollar appreciation against all other currencies may have given Google some pricing advantage. Though, I am not too sure on this one.
Whatever the reason may be, one thing is sure, Google wants to push Nexus devices aggressively in the market.
Getting a near top-of-the-line smartphone under USD 200 is surely a delight for consumers. Even though it is not available in India currently, they can buy it from play store as well, just that it is not too straight-forward.
Even considering the fact that Rupee has depreciated nearly 20 percent against the dollar, you can still get Nexus 4 for under Rs. 20,000. Indian online stores currently list them for around Rs. 25000!
It will be interesting to see whether Indian online retailers bring down price of Nexus 4 devices, now that it is available on Play store for much cheaper rate.
Nexus 7 Coming To India By Year End
In another news in regards to Nexus devices, next generation Nexus 7 is coming to India by the end of the year according to a report in The Hindu. According to Peter Chang, Country Manager for Asus India “The process for the second generation is under control, and, hopefully, by our fourth quarter, we will be introduce it to India”
The new Nexus 7 was announced earlier in July during Google I/O conference and is already available for purchase in countries like US and UK for USD 229 for 16GB model and USD 269 for 32GB model.