The LG Nexus 4 appeared on Carphone Warehouse’s website today and it was already available for pre-order. Now they pulled it off the website and we might have an idea why. According to an email we received, they had some wrong information about the device on their website, along with the press photo.
On their website, Carphone Warehouse claimed that LG Optimus G comes with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, though in the specifications section you could easily see that it’s Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean instead. And a Carphone Warehouse employee just sent us an email trying to clarify the situation. According to him, the correct OS version is 4.1.2 and the image is also not real.
As you may know, carrier employees get their hands on devices before they get released, though the devices come in different builds. While he can’t know how the device actually looks, he told us that it packs stock Android 4.1.2 vanilla, so it doesn’t look like the one in the photo, which seems to be running AOKP.
The store took down the page and stopped the pre-orers until they manage to fix things up and get their facts straight, though it might take them some time considering that there isn’t any official press photo of the device yet.
In the images below you can see a screenshot of the Carphone Warehouse indicating Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean for the LG Nexus 4. You can also see the email we received from their employee.
We should just stop the rumors now and wait until October 29, when Google is going to release the LG Nexus 4 and probably even more devices.