From the Duh files: LG says Google Nexus 4 stock issues caused by heavy demand
too few phones or demand is too high. According to Andy Coughlin, LG UK’s head of the mobile division, the problem is the latter. He says that LG talked over forecasts of demand with Google prior to manufacturing the handset. Coughlin adds that the Google Nexus 4 "had proven extremely popular, and as such, retailers have been met with huge demand. We are working closely with Google to ensure that those who wish to purchase a handset are able to do so."
IHS mobile media senior principal analyst Ian Fogg says that this time of year, keeping the Google Nexus 4 out of stock and creating this buzz around the phone is helpful to Google. "All of this raises the public profile of Android," Fogg said. "All of this helps Google's strategic objectives."
Hopefully, some more supply of the Google Nexus 4 is on the way.
source: CNET, AndroidAuthority