UK Retailers Stop Selling Google Nexus 4, Could a Nexus 5 Be Coming to I/O After All?

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NexusWith Google’s I/O 2013 less than a week away, you shouldn’t be surprised at hearing a heap of rumors between now and then, most of which will be focused on possible hardware launches. Unfortunately, it’s almost impossible to filter all the speculation, so a fair warning for all – don’t trust anything until hearing directly from Google.

That said, it appears a Nexus 5 intro during this year’s I/O is back in the cards, despite what some sources told us not long ago. This is more of an assumption than something based on hard evidence, but you can call it a pretty decent guesstimate.

But here’s the skinny – Carphone Warehouse and Phones4U, two very popular UK retailers, have apparently nixed Nexus 4 sales, which could mean one of two things. Either the phone is no longer in demand, or the road is being paved for something new and improved, like the N5.

And the former is highly unlikely, given we heard only a couple of months back that LG and Google’s Nexus 4 was one of UK’s biggest blockbusters. Sure, there could also be the possibility of this nixing paving the way for a slightly rehashed N4, with 32 GB of storage and LTE, but we see no reason why that couldn’t allow the old phone to continue being sold too, at least for a little while longer.

At the same time, keep in mind that the Nexus 4 is only a few months old young, which is an even clearer indicator that if the thing is being taken off shelves, it’s to make room for something else. Exciting stuff, eh?


<Source: Tech Radar>

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