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Google U.K. chief says Google Nexus 4 orders promised before Christmas will be processed next week

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Google U.K. chief says Google Nexus 4 orders promised before Christmas will be processed next week
Sold Out, the Google Nexus 4

Sold Out, the Google Nexus 4

After Google UK & Ireland Managing Director Dan Cobley read enough complaints from irate customers waiting for their Google Nexus 4 to arrive, the executive responded. First, he made an apology to those who were affected by the delay, and then offered a refund of the shipping costs to those who did not receive the phone within the posted 3-5 days delivery window. The executive also said that orders that had a delivery estimate before Christmas will be processed this coming week.

Those who have missed out on buying the phone because of the low levels of inventory available from Google or from carriers like T-Mobile, have complained about LG, the manufacturer of the phone. Those that have pointed their finger at the Korean based company will be interested in hearing that Cobley called supplies from LG "scarce and erratic." The first sale of the device from the Google Play Store sold out in a half hour while the second left orders on backorder for a month after just one day.

In the U.S. where the Google Nexus 4 is also sold out, some T-Mobile stores that did not have the phone the first time around, are receiving marketing material as speculation has arisen that those stores will be offering the handset before Christmas.

"Dear all

I know that what you are going through is unacceptable and we are all working through the nights and weekends to resolve this issue. Supplies from the manufacturer are scarce and erratic, and our communication has been flawed. I can offer an unreserved apology for our service and communication failures in this process.

For those that originally received a 3-5 days shipping estimate, your orders are now in process for fulfillment. You can expect an email notification early this week which will include tracking information. Although you will be initially charged in full, you will receive a credit for the shipping charge soon after.

For others that received pre-Christmas shipping estimates, we anticipate processing your orders for fulfillment this week.

I realise that the people who ordered the Nexus 4 so early are among our most committed and loyal users and we are doing all we can to put things right.

Sorry again.

Dan"-Dan Cobley letter

source: DanCobleyEurodroid via AndroidCentral

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posted on 17 Dec 2012, 05:01 3

1. techspace (Posts: 528; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


google is so unfair........they are trying to make money from the other countries where google play isn't there, for example in india, galaxy note 2 is gonna be available for 34,000 in jan, and nexus 4 will launch in india in jan for 34,000(8gb version)
its just like an opposite to robin hood
and apple products are better when compared to nexuses.....the ipad mini is available for 20,000 in a few online stores and the nexus 7(16 gb) is priced at 20,000 in india.....and apple products have a great resale value, nexuses don't.....ipad 4 and the nexus 10 also cost the same.....
so in countries where google play isn't there, its better to get a samsung phone or an apple iphone/ipad
google is very partial....its too good for a few countires and too bad for the others, they aren't interested in launching the play store, the nexuses come very late at a higher price than the other flagship phones....the nexus s is priced at $400..could it get worse?

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 07:21 1

4. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


Galaxy Nexus for $400 is what I've heard, although considering high adoption rates of Android here (in India) recently, I hope Google launches Play Store here.

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 07:29

6. techspace (Posts: 528; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


hopefully..........

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 07:25 2

5. Igneel (unregistered)


same thing like my country. The Nexus 4 will come in at about $620 US Dollar. It's really not cheap for us living in country without Google Play Store.

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 07:31

7. techspace (Posts: 528; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


hopefully, we will get a play store as soon as possible.........this is unfair, we need good devices at good prices just like the others

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 06:47 1

2. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


HOW ABOUT THE NON GOOGLE PLAY COUNTRIES GOOGLE?

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 06:49

3. Google99 (Posts: 17; Member since: 28 Nov 2012)


Does this also count for Canada?

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