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8GB Nexus 4 sold out in Google Play, unlikely to return

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8GB Nexus 4 sold out in Google Play, unlikely to return
We're actually a bit surprised that it has taken this long after Google dropped the price of the 8GB Nexus 4 to just $199. Maybe Google had more stock of the 8GB model than you might think. Still, it took just a touch under one week for the 8GB Nexus 4 to sell out at its new bargain basement pricing; and, from the looks of it, the device probably will not be coming back to Google Play.

There is still a tiny chance that the Nexus 4 will be back, but it seems highly unlikely since the Nexus 5 is likely just a month or two away. The price drop on the Nexus 4 has been widely assumed to be an easy way for Google to clear out inventory before the Nexus 5 announcement; and if so, it has done its job extremely well. 

There is still stock left of the 16GB Nexus 4, which will set you back $249. We're not sure Google will let the stock of the 16GB model run out completely too soon before the Nexus 5 announcement though. We still don't totally know who will be manufacturing the Nexus 5. There have been more rumors saying that it will once again be LG, and that the Nexus 5 will be a modified G2, but there have also been a few rumors saying Motorola could be making the Nexus 5. We'll just have to wait and see. 

source: Google Play

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posted on 03 Sep 2013, 00:10 10

1. sniper1087 (Posts: 382; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)


impossible not to purchase for that price, is just impulse buy great device at a great price.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 05:46 1

15. Tsoliades (Posts: 213; Member since: 22 Dec 2012)


I'm waiting for the one with LTE. :x Sucks though, this would've been great otherwise.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 09:41

18. wildabeast84 (Posts: 6; Member since: 01 Jan 2012)


may not see a lte nexus unless one of the carrier's pick it up. lte is restricted by the fcc.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 17:47

19. trustory (Posts: 110; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)


This sucks. My mom doesn't get paid till tomorrow so i couldn't get it till then but now its sold out.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 00:11

2. andrexx24 (banned) (Posts: 22; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)


Motorola onto the next nexus?! YUCK!... Lg's still doing it's thing do not make the same mistake from the the past when Google decided to drop HTC from making anymore nexus devices, being that in my opinion that OG nexus was the best ever built 'till now. I would hate to see a "Droid" nexus Eww.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 00:25

3. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4070; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


If you've ever seen the Moto X, you would know Motorola isn't just capable of making "Droid" devices. Either way, Google has a strong influence in the design of the Nexus phone. Yes, the Nexus 4 was based on the Optimus G, but it still strongly resembled the Galaxy Nexus, unlike the Optimus G.

Google also has a strong influence in the specs of the Nexus, so you wouldn't get the usual Motorola X8 chip that's in the Moto X and new Droids because it wouldn't be an upgrade from the current Nexus 4. You would probably see something like the Snapdragon 800 (maybe a dual core version), but with Motorola's dedicated cores. Dual core Krait 400 at 1.9-2.2 GHz and the dedicated cores with Adreno 330 running a 1080p display would be an absolute dream.

With the same design theme as the Moto X, maybe just a little bit thinner and a bit more bezel for the nice Nexus notification light at the bottom of the display, plus the usual Google Play subsidizing making is sub-$400, and I would buy that in an instant if it played nice with Verizon's network.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 00:41 2

4. TechBlue (Posts: 62; Member since: 06 May 2010)


I disagree. this is a fragile glass phone with no SD Card. no removable battery. battery life not great and no LTE so why do you shut the F up sniper1087

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 00:49 5

5. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4070; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


It was the best phone out there for the money at $300-350, and it was made even more of a deal at $200-250. I got my Optimus L9 for $200 just 3 months ago, and the Nexus 4 is literally at LEAST 4 times better than it in every single way. I don't care for removable batteries or expandable storage because I'm a pretty average user, so battery life isn't much of an issue, and I keep most of my stuff in the cloud, so I rarely have over 4 GB of storage taken up.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 05:25

14. Birds (Posts: 1007; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


Berzerk...How the hell do you think I feel since I got my L9? This is heartbreaking and I am like a huge fan of LG now because I learned to love my little quirky L9..... :'( ... Plus my mom has an Optimus G and I love the damn phone. I surely think LG is undermined and underrated in the mobile market space. I mean to this day, that phone still can kick ass.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 01:00

6. TechBlue (Posts: 62; Member since: 06 May 2010)


no surprise an average response from an an average user

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 01:33 2

7. Pancholo (Posts: 377; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


Average response from an average internet big boy.

Sadly for you, "average" users exist. What's average for you may not be average for the rest of the world, bubble boy. Not everybody abuses their network and streams 10GB of pr0n on a weekly basis, much less save the movies in their phones.

Now, now, I'm dying to know which other $200 off-contract phone you would buy above this; bear in mind that it should have all those features you just stated, plus it should stand side by side with the Nexus 4 performance-wise. This phone is still great when you consider all its offerings FOR THE PRICE, compared to the competition that prices everything just because of their brand name.

Well, who am I kidding? It's your opinion although nobody's telling you to "shut the F up" on the internet.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 05:16 2

13. ViBRATOt49 (Posts: 17; Member since: 06 Aug 2009)


Pancholo +53
TechBlue -4 = Deceased.....

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 01:41 1

9. Kal-el (Posts: 91; Member since: 14 Dec 2012)


...pretty sure we know who the obnoxious user is ...with no idea how marketing in the business world works...

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 01:33

8. rabih_z (Posts: 45; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


great device,
i have been using it for the past 6 months, great experience.
& the price is a great bargain

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 01:43 1

10. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2695; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


8 GB model is not worth, atleast 16 GB is good.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 02:24 1

11. Trex95 (Posts: 555; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


One of the best Android phone if it's not the best. Hope next nexus made LG again .

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 02:43 3

12. _Bone_ (Posts: 2135; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


16GB will sell out too, Google is clearing stock. Got mine just in time, great price and if this sale lasts for just a week re-sale value won't drop from last week's, so I look forward selling it IF the N5 is based on the LG G2.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 06:54

16. papss (unregistered)


I would never buy a phone with 8 gigs and no expansion. Full on retarded... I thought the 16 is too low to. Love the phone, hate stock android though

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 09:40

17. wildabeast84 (Posts: 6; Member since: 01 Jan 2012)


With those with limited data plans it is in fact way too low. Those will unlimited have could services ie google music, drop box, Google drive, Google plus, even you tube to store there files on the cloud and stream anytime. Now that aio is launching nationwide you get att's 4glte network for a great price with unlimited everything.

posted on 03 Sep 2013, 18:14

20. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2389; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


You're not getting LTE speeds though. The LTE speeds are throttled to 8Mbps. Respectable, but I was getting that on my T-Mobile G2 running on HSPA+14.4 almost three years ago.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 06:54

21. wildabeast84 (Posts: 6; Member since: 01 Jan 2012)


T mobile is trash anywhere out of cities. Here in central pa only 2g in most areas. There are faster options with limited data who cares. 8mbps is fast enough for me when I have good coverage at low price.

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