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Google Nexus 4: The first Android 4.2 phone hits Virgin Mobile

The Gadget Show  Tuesday 15 January 2013

Google Nexus 4: The first Android 4.2 phone hits Virgin Mobile

LG’s Google Nexus 4 is a bargain of a smartphone – if you can find one. Though it’s priced at a stunning £239 SIM-free on the Google Play store, it’s usually sold out, and few networks have picked it up. Now though, Virgin Mobile has begun selling one of the world’s only phones running Android 4.2.

Head on over to the Virgin Mobile website and you’ll find the Google Nexus 4 available to order on a 24 month contract at £31 per month with 500MB of data, 500 text messages and 200 minutes of calls. That’s not the best price we’ve ever seen – you can get a huge Samsung Galaxy Note 2 for the same price on T-Mobile – but it is a price: it’s still sold out on Google Play.

Read our Google Nexus 10 review now!

In case you missed the buzz around launch, the Google Nexus 4 is Google’s launch phone for the latest version of Android 4.2 – and right now, it’s still the only phone with the latest update, aside from 2011’s Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Its 4.7-inch screen and powerful processor make it more than a match for Samsung and HTC’s latest too, so long as you know where to look.

What do you make of Virgin Mobile’s pricing? Is this a good deal? Sound off with your thoughts in the comments below.

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User comments (4)

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Only phone running 4.2?? Then my Galaxy Nexus running 4.2.1 must be a hoax?? Damn this article is poor!

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This is a rip off! The main appeal of the Nexus 4 comes from it's low price, but this contract costs just as much as any other flagship android phone like the S3 or the X+

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Virgin most be joking! £31pm for a phone that's vastly cheaper than the galaxy s3, yet that sells for £26pm. No thanks virgin.

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if you are a virgin customer you can get a nexus 4 on a 42 month contract for £24.00 per month

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