In a bizarre turn of events, India has been added to Google’s official landing pages for both the Nexus 4 and Nexus 7. We still seem to be missing from the Nexus 10 page, but that seems to further indicate that the Nexus 4 and 7 are about to be launched in India, whilst we’d have to skip out on the 10.
Before this development, there had been no news whatsoever regarding the Indian launch of the Nexus 4, except failed promises made by LG India execs. All signs pointed towards another letdown like last year, when Samsung kept promising the release of the Galaxy Nexus in India and ultimately stated that they were not going to do so (most likely to not cannibalize sales of the Galaxy S3).
The Nexus 7 has been available through dealers like Croma, but there had been no news of an official launch till now.
All of this seems quite bizarre, seeing as how LG has only recently launched the Optimus G, which is a complete clone of the Nexus 4 save for the pure Android experience and Google’s signature design. LG runs the risk of cannibalizing a major portion of the sales of that device by launching the Nexus 4 in India, especially since the Nexus 4 might be available at a more palatable price straight from Google (the Optimus G is available for Rs. 34,500).
Another aspect of note here is that Samsung seems to have disappointed Nexus fans yet again. The Nexus 10 is an absolute beauty, with that 2560×1600 resolution screen. It would have been a worthy addition to their portfolio, and would have helped in getting 10″ tablets in the hands of more users. Apps on 10″ Android tablets are in quite a short supply right now, had Samsung released the Nexus 10 in as huge a market as India, the case for developers to make tablet optimized apps would have only grown stronger.
All of this is pure speculation though until we receive an official word from Google. What do you think? Will we be seeing some Nexus action in India? Sound off in the comments below.