Nexus 4 is no longer sold on Google Play

Nexus 4 is no longer sold on Google Play
The Google Nexus 5 has finally arrived yesterday, on the very day of Halloween, but what some of you might not have realized is that along with its appearance on the Google Play store, last year’s Nexus 4 has disappeared. Google has first cut the price of the Nexus 4 down to $199 for the basic model in anticipation of the Nexus 5, and now it has effectively discontinued the Nexus 4. We have checked the U.S., U.K., German and French Play stores to confirm and all of them list the devices as 'no longer available for sale.'

This is not much of a surprise, but it is telling for the way Google handles its launches. We have already seen this with the Nexus 7 2013 edition launch as the tablet replaced the 2012 edition. You can still find Google’s last year’s 7-incher at third party retailers that still have stock, but the official Google Play store is not selling the device.

We are seeing the same story repeat itself with the Nexus 5 and 4. You’d probably still be able to find the Nexus 4 at third-party retailers, but not on Google Play and that means you probably won’t be able to capitalize on that alluring $199 sale offer.

This sales model comes in stark contrast with what Apple is doing. The Cupertino-based company usually continues selling its last year’s model at a discounted price.

With all this in mind, we are seeing a pattern and we would expect the same thing to happen for future Google devices sold on the Play store. As soon as the new one appears, expect the old one to be gone.


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Nexus 4
  • 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)

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6 Comments

1. D.Aceveda

Posts: 432; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

Since you guys haven't mentioned it, I will say it here Did everyone forget about the New Nexus 10? Remember? The supposed Asus made Nexus 10. All the rumors ya'll posted said it would launch along side the N5 and Kit Kat

2. orca99

Posts: 87; Member since: Oct 05, 2013

Who keeps writing this crap? It's not available only in the country where the author lives (probably US?). Nexus 4 is still available for sale in other countries via Play, just like Nexus 5 16GB which you've claimed to be sold-out but still available in other countries (Play Store).

3. Victor.H

Posts: 1062; Member since: May 27, 2011

We've checked in some five countries and it's not available in a single one, but feel free to let us know if you still see it available somewhere.

6. Dingy_cellar_dweller

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

4. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

Congratulations you have had your time nexus 4:)

5. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

two replaced............. waiting for new n10 replacement

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