Google Nexus 4 delivery is less than 48 hours, not 1-2 weeks

Not only is the Google Nexus 4 back on sale, but it's already dropping through phone fans' letterboxes less than 48 hours later.

Not only is the Google Nexus 4 back on sale, but it's already dropping through phone fans' letterboxes less than 48 hours later -- much less than the one- or two-week wait Google warned us about.

When we say the Nexus 4 is fast, we're usually talking about the quad-core processor, responsive 4.7-inch screen and slick Android 4.2 Jelly Bean software. But CNET reader Dan Tooth dropped us a line to tell us his 16GB Nexus 4 is pretty speedy at crossing the country too, arriving this morning less than 48 hours after he ordered it.

Like many keen phone fans, Dan was quick off the mark, completing his order just seven minutes after the phone returned to Google Play at 3pm on Wednesday . And he's not the only one, as other readers report that a new Nexus dropped through their letterbox too to brighten up this rainy morning.

That's a delivery time of just over a day and a half, much less than the one-two weeks currently estimated by Google -- and a far cry from the six- or seven-week wait some customers faced last year.

The Nexus 4 is still available today, making this probably the longest uninterrupted period it's been on sale. LG, which builds the Nexus 4, and Google, which created the software, blame each other for the stock snafu: Google claims supply has been erratic, while LG says Google disastrously underestimated the demand. But the problem seems to have been sorted, and fingers crossed we've seen the last Sold Out sign on Google Play.

The 8GB Nexus 4 costs £240 and the 16GB model costs £280. You can buy two of each at a time, and hey, you may have it within a day or two.

Have you received your Nexus 4? Can Google finally put the Nexus 4's problems behind it? Tell me your thoughts in the comments or on our Facebook page.

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Rich Trenholm is a senior editor at CNET where he covers everything from phones to bionic implants. Based in London since 2007, he has travelled the world seeking out the latest and best consumer technology for your enjoyment.


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