Android CentralBritish mobile network O2 is the first UK carrier to confirm that it'll be offering the LG Nexus 4 when it arrives next month. O2 doesn't offer any specific release date on its "coming soon" page, but with the Nexus 4 arriving on the Play Store on Nov. 13, we expect an O2 launch around the same time.

O2 also isn't confirming reports that it'll have a one-month exclusivity period in the UK, however the silence from other British operators suggests this may well be the case.

Also absent is any hint of pricing -- again, the Nexus 4 is to be offered SIM-free from £239 via Google Play, so if O2 wants to lure customers into a two-year contract, it'll likely have to offer the phone for free.

We'll be bringing you even more Nexus 4 coverage in the days ahead, so keep it locked to Android Central.

Source: O2 UK


Reader comments

Nexus 4 coming to O2 UK next month


Offer it for free? That should be a given here.. More like offered on a contract less than £26 a month, free and still on a good tariff is more the question.. If they try and flog it on a £36 a month contract which applies to £500+ phones then they're idiots.

It would be great to see it on the £26 pm on and on tariff for free. As far as Nit3m4re's comment. There's only 1 handset o2 stock over £500 and that's the iPhone5 16/32/64gb versions and none of them are free on £36 pm. Neither are the Samsung s3 or note 2

Anyone with half an ounce of sense would buy this phone SIM free and go and get their plan changed to a SIM only deal.

You’d get the same/similar deal in the UK for a faction of the price for a shorter period of time (e.g. 30 day or 12 months). The money you would save over 12 months would easily pay for the hardware and put some money in your pocket!

Like for like plans, (on Vodafone) with 900 minutes, unlimited text and 1GB of data over 12 months you would save at least £180 SIM only vs. a hardware deal and that’s after even shelling out £239 for the phone and you’d only be tied in for 12 months.

Even if you want the 16GB at £279, you would save money. The networks would still make a profit on a 12 month hardware deal!

Beg, borrow or steal the £239/£279, it’s a no brainier!

If you’re very savvy like me and don’t mind churning (new number) you can currently get £121.40 cash back on a new £20.50 SIM only deal connection. So the new Nexus 4 with the above plan would cost you £363.60 over the year, the equivalent to £30.30 on month!

In 12 months I’ll do it all again for the new Nexus.


Source: Excel (work it out yourself!)