Nexus 4 is not sold out, but Google Play is still wonky

Nexus 4 is not sold out, but Google Play is still wonky
If you haven't been able to get your hands on a Nexus 4 yet, and you've been having all of the issues that we had earlier, don't lose hope. There have been steady reports that the Nexus 4 is not sold out, and we can confirm this, because we finally got through with a purchase. There's no real trick to getting one, just a lot of patience required. 

We found that if you continue to refresh the product page, eventually the "Coming Soon" will become "Add to Cart", but we were still having issues where once we hit the "Add to Cart" button, the phone wouldn't go into the shopping cart. This happened mostly in Google Chrome. However, we gave it a shot with Mozilla Firefox, and while there were still issues with disappearing items, Firefox did eventually work. 

We had been suspicious of the claims that the phone was sold out, because usually a sold out device page will say something like "available in 2-3 weeks", not "Coming Soon", and it seems our suspicions were right. The Nexus 4 is not yet sold out, and if you want one, just fire up a couple different browsers and keep hitting that refresh button. 

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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)



1. shakib034

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

i just did the same thing at noon......after a few try I was able to add N4 to the cart and finally paid. Shows shipping date to Nov 15th. Fingers crossed. :D

49. cheetah2k

Posts: 2213; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Clearly shows "SOLD OUT" here in Australia..

2. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

I've just ordered my new phone Sent from my iPhone5

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

U gonna sell the ip5

3. f4jock

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Bless you! I just got my 16 GB ordered as well... Woohoo!

10. itiswhatitis

Posts: 423; Member since: Jan 23, 2012

how do u get through?

4. devildlm1

Posts: 71; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

lol this reminds me of lockerz when they used to do redemption's =p.

5. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Google always seems to have a problem with their product launches. You'd think a company that makes more ad revenue than anyone would be able to have a buttery smooth launch, no pun intended.

7. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

This is the first time I've heard problem with their product launch. When did this become always?

35. Mxyzptlk unregistered

The Galaxy Nexus kept getting delayed and there were problems with the Nexus 7 launch.

40. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

Verizon wanted Wallet to be removed from Galaxy Nexus. Google never officially announced ship date for Nexus 7, so your point...

56. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

yes, because they should do what Apple did and release it anyway due to hype... only to ind out numerous bugs and glitches. Apple jerk-offs never cease to amaze me. Even MS had some launch troubles and they're a juggernaut.

63. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1773; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

So that means Google has only launched....3 devices. *rolls eyes* Whats Apple excuse for all the iP5 problems?

39. bucky

Posts: 3776; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

The nexus one was the worst launch of a any phone

30. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

This is the first I've heard of a bumpy product launch for Google, what other instances have been like this?

31. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

If he could respond to our questioning, then his avatar wouldn't be what it is anymore.

37. Mxyzptlk unregistered

See my comment above.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

His avatar and name and post does go well...


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Yes because ALL of APPLE's iPHONE's releases have gone without problems or hassles.....right.....fanboys will be fanboys.

36. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I don't think this article has anything to do with Apple.

41. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

His point is you having double standards.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Exactly. Every year there is a new iPhone and every year there are problems with the their websites crashing, shipping getting delayed, back orders, faulty devices, yada yada yada. But our friend here magically forgets all of that and focuses on Android related issues.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

What is it with you, you always get thumbs down... Atleast Gallitoking and sometime Taco50 get thumbs up, but you.... i,m going back few years when TheMiz Cmpunk and few others atleast use to get thumbs up. You'r a smart Troll. Looks like PA is allowing this post?

6. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

first tests have shown that the nexus 4 gets very quick very hot and the battery is not so good and even the camera is not the best.. so im blad that i took the note 2!

14. Kaze105

Posts: 21; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

For a phone practically twice the cost, obviously it would be better. Who the hell would pay for a phone that is double to cost if they perform the same.

27. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

no bro first who the heck will buy the 8gb version if he´s looking for a beast?? 2. and if someone buys it for the price than its not the specs.. cus what i have seen so far the benchmarktest are not that great.. the s3/note2 and even the iphone 5 are in alot of benchmarktest better than the nexus 4! and if u buy the 8 gb version than its good 4 u. but if u want to use it as a mediadevice its the wrong device 4 sure! no removable battery no microsdslot only 8 gb storage and its a batterysucker 4 sure so better pay few bucks more and by an other phone i now its the nexus.. i was shocked to when i read the test but if u only buy it 4 its price than better buy galaxy nexus

15. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

You could be glad too just by getting SGS3.

8. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

People need to simply relax. The phone isn't going anywhere. It won't be like the iPhone where masses begin to order. You wouldn't want that anyway.

9. Aeires unregistered

I'm sure people sitting there doing constant refreshes isn't helping. The amount of traffic that hit Google today just shows this phone is going to be popular, they nailed it with pricing and specs. Can't wait to get mine in two days.

11. itiswhatitis

Posts: 423; Member since: Jan 23, 2012

how u get through man been trying all morning n day

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