Nexus 4 back in stock today in the U.S., too

The popular smartphone became available again in Germany earlier today, and it will now ship from the U.S. Google Play store to buyers in one to two weeks. Google also added Canada to the lineup.

The Nexus 4 is now back in stock in the U.S. Google Play store. Screenshot by Shara Tibken/CNET
Germany isn't the only country getting more Nexus 4 inventory today. The popular Google smartphone is now available in the U.S. and Canadian Google Play stores, as well.

The device, which costs $299 for the 8GB version or $349 for the 16GB model, will ship in one to two weeks for U.S. buyers, the site says. That's a big improvement from the recent wait times, as well as the general unavailability of the device. The phone earlier today also became available again in Germany, and it hit Canada shortly after arriving in the U.S. Google Play store.

The LG Nexus 4 has been selling out pretty rapidly since its November launch, with users forced to wait many weeks for the device to ship or to even show availability online. The smartphone is one developed closely with Google, giving a pure and polished experience with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, as CNET reviewers have noted. However, it also lacks 4G LTE capabilities, though that doesn't appear to be hurting demand for the device.

The Nexus 4 sold out in less than half an hour the day it was released in mid-November.

A Google executive last month blamed LG for the shortage, saying supplies from the company have been "scarce and erratic." The company at the time vowed to improve the situation and said it should have good news to share shortly.

Updated at 10:10 a.m. PT with information about availability in Canada.

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