Google LG Nexus 4 not in India yet. Eric Schmidt explains whyAuthor : Supriya March 21, 2013 0
NEW DELHI, INDIA: Google executive chairmanÂ Eric Schimdt, who’s in India to attend the Google Big Tent Activate Event, answered questions from the audience today. But there was one particular question, which received applause from the spectators.
A developer, who works for Google, asked Schmidt as to why India does not get the ‘low-cost’ Nexus products on time. Eric Schmidt said that this was something they are working on. Apologising for that, he also added that the Nexus devices do not remain low-cost and end up costing more in India, and hence they were working on it. Google Big Tent Activate Event is being aired live on NDTV.Â
Last month, a report on IBN Live said that the reason behind the delay in India launch of the LG Nexus 4Â was a debate between LG and Google over the price tag of the smartphone. The report, quoting an unnamed source, said ”They (LG and Google) have not yet come to terms on whether to opt for the same price model at which Google introduced the phone in the US, or let LG determine the price of the new phone for the Indian market.”
It should also be kept in mind that some of the previous Nexus smartphones such as Galaxy Nexus and Nexus One were never launched in India and the second Nexus smartphone ‘Nexus S’ was made available after several months of the global release.
Due to the delay, some users have also apparently asked their relatives and friends to get the LG Nexus 4 for them from the US. ”If you have friends in US, You can get your Nexus phone 16 GB at Rs 21000. It all depends upon your friends network and their willingness to help you’,’ says a CIOL reader.
So, what is your opinion on this issue? What must Google do to make the Nexus devices available in India on time? Do let us know.