The T-Mobile Nexus 4 has begun arriving in stores ahead of its official release date on the carrier’s HSPA+ 4G network.
TMoNews is reporting that Nexus 4 units have begun arriving at T-Mobile retail stores ahead of the device’s release date which is set to take place on November 14th, just a couple of days from now.
The Nexus 4 will only, officially, be available on T-Mobile’s network in the United States. Those looking to sign a contract for the device will only find it available on the Magenta network and not any other carrier in the United States. That of course doesn’t mean that it won’t be available on other carriers in the U.S. On the contrary, the Nexus 4 is heading to both AT&T and T-Mobile in unlocked form.
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Those who buy the unlocked model will also be able to run it on T-Mobile’s network, without the need for a contract. While the unlocked model will be heading out on November 13th, tomorrow, the T-Mobile Nexus 4 will be heading to the carrier a day later with a cheaper price tag.
The Nexus 4 on T-Mobile will cost $199.99 on-contract while the unlocked models will retail for $299 and $349 respectively.
Google’s new Nexus 4 will replace the Samsung Galaxy Nexus as the company’s latest Nexus smartphone. The Nexus 4 features some powerful hardware and of course, a vanilla version of Android that will be fully customizable.
Its hardware features include a 4.7-inch HD display, quad-core processor, 8MP camera, and a front-facing camera for video chatting. It also features a design that is quite similar to the Galaxy Nexus.
As for its software, it will be one the first to feature Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, the latest operating system from Google and one that offers a new Gesture-enhanced keyboard, a better Google Now, updated Google Apps, and a feature called Photo Sphere which allows users to take Street View-like 360 degree photos.