Nexus 4 smartphone back in stock at Google

Also available in-store at Harvey Norman on Optus plan and outright

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Google's much-anticipated, rarely-seen Nexus 4 smartphone is back in stock on the Google Play online store.

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Harvey Norman grabs Nexus 4, will sell on Optus plans

Both the $349 8GB and $399 16GB versions of the Nexus 4 are available to purchase on the store, although Google has the smartphone ambiguously listed as "ships soon" — with a 2-3 week wait for devices to reach buyers' hands — rather than an outright confirmation of in-stock availability.

The Android 4.2-powered, 4.7-inch smartphone is also available now at Harvey Norman stores, attracting a $97 premium for the 16GB model. It is also available in-store on Optus post-paid mobile plans starting at $35 per month.

The Google Nexus 4 received praise when it was announced, and sold out within an hour when it was initially made available on Google's online store. The search engine giant, which is making a concerted push to promote its own-brand devices like the Nexus 10 and Nexus 7 tablets directly to customers, has struggled with stock levels constantly since the mid-November worldwide launch.

Stock of the Nexus 4 has seemingly recovered in the past week, with Google Play stores in the US, UK, and several other countries again offering the smartphone for sale. Local shipping for the Nexus 4 attracts a $19.99 flat fee.

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Campbell Simpson

Campbell Simpson

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Topics: smartphone, Google, mobility, mobile solutions, Nexus 4

Comments

Salsa Sam

1

More rubbish, try to buy one and you will get a uh oh! There was a problem! Been waiting for three months and trying since 7.30am this morning..It is now 10.10am.... not happy

mashedman

2

I got one, had the error first attempt then it went through. That was at 9.30 so hopfully not too far down the pecking order.

Wil

3

I got mine this morning, no problem at all!

Andy

4

If you manage to place an order for a new Nexus 4 device, please think about signing up - http://www.axiopo.com/google-play-performance/ the site should allow us to track the new orders, and provide a unified voice if there are problems.

Pankh

5

I did Mine to with numbers of attempts but order is confirmed finally....

Di

6

I've been having all sorts of issues placing an order from Australia, still trying now. Nightmare indeed....

Anthony

7

Bought mine on my phone while taking little Miss to swimming lessons, no problems. Can't wait!

Hayk

8

I placed my order tonight from Australia no problems, first time too easy. I have been checking periodically for months and was stoked when I saw tonight we could place orders. can't wait to receive my baby!

Carey

9

Also ordered locally in Australia this morning and couldn't have been easier. Now to see how quickly it arrives.

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