Google: Nexus 4 will be available again "in the coming weeks"
posted by Nick T. / Nov 14, 2012, 4:57 AM
As planned, the highly anticipated LG Nexus 4 smartphone landed on the Google Play store yesterday, but the ordering process was a pretty bumpy ride for everyone who tried to purchase one, us included. The overwhelming demand easily crashed Google's servers to the frustration of a great fraction of buyers who were unable to finalize their orders. Currently, the smartphone is officially sold out, and the Google Nexus 10 tablet is in low supply as well.
But wait, Google will soon put another batch up for purchase, right? Well, it surely will, but that might actually take a while. Here is what Google had to say on the Nexus page over at Google+:
In this case, "in the coming weeks" doesn't sound like too encouraging of a statement. And something tells us that once the next batch of Nexus 4 smartphones becomes available, ordering one might once again be a difficult task. For the time being, one might consider getting the hot handset from one of the select T-Mobile stores.
Google Nexus 4 OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.3, 4.4.2, 4.4, 4.3, 4.2.2, 4.2.1, 4.2 View Full specs
- Display 4.7" 768 x 1280 pixels
- Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
- Storage 16 GB
- Battery 2100 mAh(15.3h talk time)
Posts: 532; Member since: Mar 22, 2012
I really want a Nexus phone but, I have had horrible experiences with LG phones. I'll be waiting on another manufacturer.
posted on Nov 14, 2012, 5:36 AM 0
Posts: 50; Member since: Dec 30, 2009
well that's probably b/c LG has a horrible horrible software support, but this Nexus 4 is supported by google so you'll be the first one to get the updates!!! (i also had horrible experience with LG G2x but i'm going towards this one b/c it's a NEXUS device!!)
posted on Nov 14, 2012, 10:07 AM 2
Posts: 248; Member since: May 02, 2012
Big G's product planning here has been abysmal. I am tempted to think they ordered an initial batch based on a pricing model comparable to the Galaxy S3 but a bit cheaper - say $500-550 per handset. The suddenly someone come sup with a new pricing model, focusing on getting people immersed in the pure Big G world, and suddenly the up front price becomes secondary. Then the decision is made to drop the price to the insane levels we have today...and no really joins the dots as to what this will do to projected demand.
posted on Nov 14, 2012, 6:16 AM 0
These guys clearly weren't thinking, of course everyone is gonna want a Quad core with 2GB of RAM for $350, its an insane bargain even an idiot wouldn't refuse, coming weeks is poor IMO, either way I'll get one its just a matter of time
posted on Nov 14, 2012, 6:21 AM 2
Posts: 78; Member since: Aug 17, 2011
this is sad... how could the BIG COMPANY NAMED GOOGLE the market leader in phone os deployment, come up SO SHORT????? ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL....
posted on Nov 14, 2012, 8:43 AM 0
Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010
Between the order processing FAIL and the limited supplies released, Google gets the Step-on-the-Rake Award (where the rake handle flys up and hits the award recipient in the face) for 4Q2012. And we are just into the quarter, no less. Wow. Nokia was an early favorite based on their ham-handed release of photos allegedly taken with an L920 PureView camera, but Google reached deep to blow past Nokia.
posted on Nov 14, 2012, 9:33 AM 0
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