That was quick: Nexus 4 sells out in U.K. Play Store in 30 minutes

That was quick: Nexus 4 sells out in U.K. Play Store in 30 minutes
The Nexus 4 is clearly the best value money can buy by a long shot. There is no competition in sight at its price point and you don't need much other proof besides the fact that Google sold out of its initial Nexus 4 devices in 30 minutes after it launched on the U.K. Play Store.

Not just that, many users trying to place an order had problems with the Devices section in the Play Store, and on their second attempt the coveted Nexus 4 was already out of stock in both its versions.

The Nexus 4 phone is a 4.7-inch device packed with the best hardware out there: a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro chip, the latest Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, and an 8-megapixel camera.

The Nexus 10 32GB has also obviously sold out now, while the 16GB one is still in stock, but it could have well sold out in minutes as well.

Same story in Australia: the Nexus 4 and 10 have now sold out there as well.

While we are waiting for the Nexus 4 and 10 to launch in the United States, we would definitely keep on hitting the refresh button on the Play Store often, hoping to be able to place an order before it sells out.

We don't know whether it is tight supply or the huge demand, but it seems that Google is right on the money with its latest devices.

source: Google Play Store

Related phones

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)
Nexus 10
  • Display 10.1" 2560 x 1600 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 5 Dual, Dual-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 9000 mAh



1. mydi.maus unregistered

that means no more nexus 4 for u.s ,,,hahaha

11. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

no its just the stock for UK...and whats to laugh about (besides you) ahahahahaha :)

13. wendygarett unregistered

If you think it can't sell well because of LG, you are wrong!!!

18. MeoCao unregistered

This is genius move by Google. Google Play lags behind competition b-c people are too lazy to open an account with Play Store (with credit card info of course). And now people flock in, they each have to open an account, give all the info only for a "CHANCE" to buy the greatest thing. Genius!

2. Retro-touch unregistered

could be a marketing strategy, overload from idiots lurking (refreshing continually) waiting to buy as soon as its available or Google just underestimated demand, either way best to wait a bit. Heard people saying the add to cart button reappears from time to time

12. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

And people were skeptical as LG was making the hardware...Its a Nexus for cryin out loud...Its gonna sell baby no matter what!

24. MeoCao unregistered

LG phones always have good specs, but the design and software are not the best to put it mildly. Hopefully after Nexus 4 LG has learned new skills in phone design and will make better phones next year.

44. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Yeah they took a page from Apple, they probably only had one hundred devices in stock.

3. MeoCao unregistered

At this price no need for any "strategy" mate any fool knows this thing is sweet.

27. blingblingthing

Posts: 962; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Exactly. At this price, android and those specs. Why should you not buy this device? Same as the nexus 7.

4. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Nexus series is becoming as popular as galaxy series!!!!!!

8. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

i think they sold out so fast because the intital supply should be not that much

14. carlosechev07

Posts: 39; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

They sold faster than Nokia Lumia 920... LOL... hahahaha...

16. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

What ever it is considered as hot brand now....

34. MeoCao unregistered

The size of the first batch is not that important, the reaction of people is. Play Store was overwhelmed by traffic,

5. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011


6. jstahl

Posts: 79; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

Junk phone. This phone is dead on arrival vs iPhone . iPhone 5 trumps all phones specs wise, not to mention it's running on much more refined iOS.

7. G3Sidhu

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

i have no words for your bulls#!t........

50. someones4

Posts: 627; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

The mind control chip is working it seems.

9. angelesmec unregistered

Much refined iOS meaning better than older iOS versions but still not as good as Android can offer. Also iOS is so restricted.

17. gabe92

Posts: 27; Member since: Oct 25, 2012

your a joke @jstahl

23. jstahl

Posts: 79; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

Why? Just because I'm well informed and speak the truth? Forget the software, iPhone 5 hardware trumps all phones out there in the market.

29. blingblingthing

Posts: 962; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Really, please explain the results of the HTML 5 test between the iPhone 5 and galaxy s3?

30. BadAssAbe

Posts: 507; Member since: Apr 22, 2011

Not even apple fanboys want to be seen with you much less agree with you LOL NO Thumbs up for you LMFAO

25. rickywinataa

Posts: 262; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

"iPhone 5 hardware trumps all phones out there in the market" iPhone 5 has dual core, Nexus 4 has quad core Both has the same megapixel on camera Nexus 4 has larger resolution & bigger battery the idea of A6 is more likely to copy S4 custom architecture "not to mention it's running on much more refined iOS" i wouldn't call an OS that looks the same since 2007 refined. WP is exciting for its uniqueness, android has a lot of changes in a short period of time. that's what people call refined. iOS is no slouch but it's just getting boring

35. darkkjedii

Posts: 31034; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I wouldn't say trumps, but the iPhone 5 is a beast like the N4, gs3, and one x better than those phones tho? I'd say not, and yes I have an ip5.

47. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

watch the market share of ifoooooon fall :)

10. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Oh look, the fail device is not selling

33. Aeires unregistered

Apparently 6 people don't understand sarcastic humor. +1 for you.

37. galokjai

Posts: 36; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

people who buy Apple products are serious and have no humor...LMAO

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