Google's Nexus 4 is already sold out

Nexus 4 now listed as "coming soon"

The Google Nexus 4

The Google Nexus 4

Google has exhausted initial stocks of its Nexus 4 Android smartphone less than an hour after the device went on sale yesterday.

We go hands-on with the Google Nexus 4

The latest flagship Android phone went on sale through Google's Play Store just after midday yesterday. However, both the 8GB and 16GB models were listed as "coming soon" less than an hour later.

The current Play Store page notes that customers can "sign up to be notified by email when Nexus 4 becomes available."

PC World Australia contacted Google to clarify when the device would go back on sale in Australia but is yet to receive a response. The 8GB model Nexus 4 sells for $349 while the 16GB model retails for $399.

The 16GB model Nexus 4, as it appears on the Australian Google Play Store.
The 16GB model Nexus 4, as it appears on the Australian Google Play Store.

There are currently no plans for Australian carriers to sell the phone, but manufacturer LG says that the 16GB model will sell through retailers at a later, unannounced date. However, there's no word yet on which retailers will stock the device.

Did you manage to purchase a Nexus 4 yesterday? Or are you annoyed that you missed out? Let us know in the comments below!

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Ross Catanzariti

Ross Catanzariti

PC World

5 Comments

Campbell

1

I checked the Play store at midnight, at 9AM, and at 11AM, and it wasn't on sale. I checked back at 1PM and it was sold out.

It's really annoying that I didn't even get a notification email to say it was on sale, but I guess I'll just have to wait until they have more stock.

Chris

2

Yup!! Got a 16gb one..lucky!

Rob

3

This is a joke, I might look at getting a Nokia Lumina 920.

tom

4

@Rob - no worries - more Nexus for me

faiyadd

5

i am serously annoyed of it .What a joke-sold out in 20 mins even samsung galaxy s 3 didn't even or iphone even--what a terrible joke

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