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Android’s Hugo Barra launches Nexus 4 in Brazil


Vice President of Android Product Management Hugo Barra announced via Twitter on Wednesday that the Nexus 4 is now available nationwide in Brazil with Jelly Bean, Photosphere, and Google Now.

Gizmodo Brazil reported earlier this morning that the Nexus 4 would unveil in the country March 27. The website had received an invitation for an official announcement, but followed up with a report this afternoon that claimed Google indeed launched the device—the first line of Nexus to arrive in the country— for $ 1,700.

“Brazil has come to occupy the fourth position worldwide in sales of Android in December 2012,” said Barra at the press event, according to “Nexus is the best we’ve ever created and one of the fastest smartphones on the market.”

The report specified that LG makes the unit ​​in Brazil, and it will land online and in physical stores at Fast Shop in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Ponto Frio unlocked. The smartphone will “initially” not be available through contract carriers.

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