Nexus 4 already on sale at one retailer

Carphone Warehouse is pushing preorders for the next Google phone before it's official.

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It's not official yet, but you can already preorder one. Screenshot by Eric Mack/CNET

Lately, it seems an increasing number of mythical tech devices are becoming reality before their makers actually make them official.

The iPad Mini was a foregone conclusion before Apple finally made it so this week, for example. And now a U.K. retailer is pushing the Nexus 4 into the world before its existence has been confirmed by the officialdom at Google and LG.

Carphone Warehouse is already offering preorders for the next Google Android reference design -- days before it's expected to be announced at a media event -- and is promising delivery on October 30.

Google has sent out invitations to an October 29 event in New York, and CNET has confirmed that the LG Nexus 4 phone running the latest version of Android 4.2 will be introduced, along with a new 10-inch Nexus tablet.

The Nexus 4 is alleged to be inspired by the LG Optimus G and has already been outed time and time again through leaks in recent months.

Almost makes you think Google might have actually wanted to build up the myth a little before making it official.

(Via The Next Web)