Google called it sold out and refused to accept any orders for the unit. To understand the popularity of the model, you have to appreciate that at $299 off-contract, the 8GB Google Nexus 4 represents great value. Meanwhile, at $349, the 16GB version is still in stock, or perhaps we should just say that Google is still accepting orders for this version in the two European countries, which will ship in 5 to 6 weeks. And to be clear, the 16GB variant offers just as much value for its price, if not more, than the 8GB model.
Once the dust settles and demand cools for the Google Nexus 4, we'd love to see some sales figures for the device to see how strong the demand really was for the phone, or if Google just wasn't prepared for the deluge in orders it was hit with.