As we continue to near the end of the year and the beginning of September, we are likely going to see a lot of new devices. Possibly, even, a new Nexus phone. This has been rumored for quite some time and almost every time a rumor has popped up, the dates that were rumored came and went. Then, Google released the Motorola Moto X
and it seemed like that release had taken out most of the air of the majority of the Nexus rumors.
That is, until now. Yesterday, Google decided that they were going to lower the price of the Nexus 4 by $100 US on both the 8GB and 16GB versions. When you consider that these devices have been generally popular with people wanting a quality Google experience without having to pay an arm and a leg, it seems a bit odd that they would drop the price $100. Especially considering that the Nexus 4 with the specs it currently has are already quite impressive for a $299 device, but for $199 the Nexus 4 is basically a steal for anyone on a GSM network.
The real truth is that Google has no reason to sell the Nexus 4 in the 8GB variant for $199 for any other reason than to clear out all of their inventory for a new model. People were still buying the Nexus 4 even at the $299 price because of the pure fact that the device delivered a high performance level at an incredibly affordable price. But at $199 the Nexus 4 is simply a steal and a perfect smartphone to get anyone that wants to upgrade to a smartphone but doesn't want to sign a new contract or pay an arm and a leg. Plus, on a carrier like T-Mobile, your maximum phone bill would be $70 a month since you own your own device.
As Google officially stated on Twitter
, they were also dropping the price 25% in certain countries where the Nexus 4 is available outside of the US. Admittedly, this isn't as good as the 33% discount on the US version, however, it still makes this phone a fantastic deal for anyone that was on the fence before. Sure, it isn't the latest and greatest hardware, but a Snapdragon S4 quad core processor with stock Android 4.3 will still be snappier than almost any other phone out there.
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