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Nexus 4 already on sale at one retailer

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

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)