Nexus 4 now listed as “Temporarily Out of Stock” on Google Play

Nexus 4 now listed as “Temporarily Out of Stock” on Google Play
Over the past few days, we've seen the Nexus 4 showing up on a couple of different online store shelves. T-Mobile finally got Google's flagship phone in stock, then Best Buy also began reporting the smartphone in stock. The Google Play Store hasn't yet flipped the switch on the Nexus 4, but it seems to have inched closer by changing the listing to "Temporarily Out of Stock".

The Nexus 4 product page on Google Play has been showing the "Sold Out" sign for over a month now, but tonight the possibilities got a bit brighter if you've been looking to purchase a Nexus 4. We can't say what "Temporarily" may mean exactly, but it seems likely that the Nexus 4 will be available on the Play Store soon, especially if other outlets are getting the device. 

The Nexus 4 has been plagued by supply shortages, and it seems that it may have been caused by Google's relative lack of experience selling hardware. LG can obviously build hardware to meet demand, as it showed with solid sales numbers for the Optimus G (essentially the device the Nexus 4 was based on), and LG said that it just made what Google said to make. So, it seems as though Google severely underestimated the demand it would generate with a $299 unlocked smartphone.

source: Google Play

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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. wendygarett unregistered

Not again :(

2. reyenrique

Posts: 99; Member since: Oct 07, 2012

easy come easy go

20. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

Thats just how we live :)

3. imsickwithsmartphone

Posts: 153; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

“Temporarily Out of Stock” haish....

4. blingblingthing

Posts: 978; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Waiting patiently to buy this beast. Sent from my HTC One x.

5. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

If they can't sell at $299 in sufficient quantity. Then they shouldn't. Better to sell at another price with adequate quantity. This will ruin their rep.

12. umadd

Posts: 40; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

An item being out of stock must really hurt their reputation huh? Right-o... (dumbass)

14. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

To me its does. Product refresh cycle is in months not years! Its better to get as many devices into as many hands as possible in the smallest possible time frame. 2 months down the road, would you still want a Nexus 4?! Btw Nexus 7 refresh is coming...

16. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

Keep in mind, Google is still relatively new to selling hardware. Larry Page admitted that the company isn't good enough on supply chain management and will work to fix it. If you can't do, learn. If you can't learn, then you quit.

19. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Good point. Apple has been selling hardware since Apple I/II/IIc. Microsoft hardware division been selling keyboard/mouse/xbox 360 Personally, i like Google a lot.

6. ScottSchneider

Posts: 336; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

I'm getting mine in a Week's time... Yippie...

17. jinxed

Posts: 107; Member since: Jan 10, 2013


7. Cha7520

Posts: 222; Member since: Oct 31, 2010

LOL...They are already working on the Next Nexus phone...rumors is that they are stopping production on this phone.

10. haroonazeem638

Posts: 141; Member since: Mar 29, 2011

Those rumors were already proved to be wrong.

8. GTR722

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 20, 2012

So Google...great idea to choose LG right ??? you need to choose a big company for your next Nexus...cough cough sony cough cough

9. jcpwn2004

Posts: 314; Member since: Jan 18, 2012

it was google's fault not LG's. Do a little research.

11. haroonazeem638

Posts: 141; Member since: Mar 29, 2011

Even then, Sony would make a better Nexus.

13. umadd

Posts: 40; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

No they wouldn't. Sony is too far behind in the mobile industry. They won't be able to meet hardware expectations within time. Look at Xperia Z for example. Much too late

18. Mystline

Posts: 4; Member since: Nov 22, 2012

If anything the Xperia Z is a step in the right direction for Sony. Probably their best looking phone yet.

21. ahomad

Posts: 175; Member since: May 15, 2012

Xperia Z is too much late?? are you serious?? this phone pack the most recent hardware. the latest camera sensor, the latest and highest screen resolution FHD, the lastes chip, water and dust proof, good looking, toughest glass so far ...etc. everyone else will be catching up with this phone. this is the second phone with FHD screen after HTC DNA and every other manufacturer will have FHD in the future, so if sony is late then who isn't?

15. Fuego84

Posts: 357; Member since: May 13, 2012

It could be that this is exactly Google's game plan build up a nexus line that will sell fast instead of long. I'm already convinced that it's to late to get this LG nexus 4 and I shouldn't fail to get my pre-order in for the next nexus phone.

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