Feb 6, 2013

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LG Optimus G is the Nexus 4-Optimized?

The past few weeks have been a roller coaster period for Nexus 4 Singapore fans. Two weeks back, I remember talking to a friend who has been eagerly anticipating the arrival of Nexus 4 in Singapore. He mentioned his excitement when news of LG plan to ramp up the Nexus 4 production broke out. Just to recall, LG was trading barbs with Google on who was to blame for the success of Nexus 4.

LG accused Google of providing poor demand forecast that resulted in the global shortfall of the Nexus 4. Based on past Google Nexus releases, none have predicted such a strong demand. In one instance, LG was reported as saying that Google’s estimate was only one tenth of the actual demand that they were receiving. Really, this is a classic example of how bad things could go wrong even when you are successful.

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Few days ago, LG Singapore held a launch event for its latest generation of LG Optimus G. It is clear that LG Optimus G is LG’s best Android smartphone that we have seen so far. Mind you that I’m not saying it is a good Android phone, but it is the best among LG’s other offerings.

Given that the price of LG Optimus G with no contract is $768, Nexus 4 Singapore fans may be in for a big disappointment. With such pricing, is there a room for the Nexus 4 to be sold here in Singapore? As we know, the smartphone penetration rate in Singapore may have reached a saturation point. Among the most popular models, we have the iPhone, Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and Samsung Galaxy S3. This is not to mention the likes of Sony’s Xperia and HTC’s One series.

LG Optimus G is claimed to be the optimized version of LG Nexus 4. Do you think so? If Nexus 4 is not going to be made available in Singapore, will you be giving the LG Optimus G a shot? Let us know by taking part in the polling below.

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