The smartphone can be purchased from the grey market
We reported in the last couple of months Google is rumored to introduce the Nexus 5 in India sometime today, but word is the smartphone won't be available for purchase right away and Android fans will have to wait until later this month in order to grab it.However, those who cannot wait until the Nexus 5 becomes officially available in India can now purchase it from the grey market, TechTree reports.
The bad news is that is going to cost you a lot, as the Nexus 5 16GB is priced at Rs 41,000 ($650/€485) on the Indian grey market, which is about Rs 12,000 ($190/€140) more expensive than the price suggested by Google and several online retailers in the country.
The Nexus 5 briefly made appearance at some authorized resellers, but some of them pulled it while others only removed the price tag.
There's still at least one retailer (Snapdeal) that is now taking pre-orders for Google Nexus 5 and claims it will be able to ship all orders beginning late November.
If that's the case, Android users can either wait until Google and other Indian retailers begin selling the Nexus 5, or they can grab it now from the grey market.
Sadly, there's no telling how long Indian consumers will have to wait until Nexus 5 becomes available on the market.
Another issue could be the limited stock that is likely to arrive in India, which means lots of customers won't be able to get the device until later this year when Google and LG might be able to sole these problems.
Google Nexus 5 is the first smartphone to ship with Android 4.4 KitKat operating system out of the box. The device has already been launched in the United States and Canada at multiple carriers, but the handset is sold out on Google Play Store.