Nexus 4 back in stock in the UK

The Nexus 4 is on sale once more in the UK, at Google's bargain £239 price, and you can buy two at a time.

The ever-elusive Nexus 4 smart phone is back in stock in the UK, giving Brits another chance to snap up the quad-core masterpiece at Google's bargain price.

Right now if you spring to the Google Play website, you can buy the 8GB Nexus 4 for £239, or the 16GB option for £279. The much-desired smart phone is notorious for selling out almost instantly though, so you may need to act quickly.

The Nexus 4 won itself an Editors' Choice award in our review, where we praised its mind-expanding quad-core power, gorgeous 768x1,280-pixel display and staggeringly generous price.

It also comes with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean , the latest and greatest version of Google's operating system that brings entertaining features like Photo Sphere. Because there's no manufacturer-imposed extra software you should be first in line for fresh software updates, too.

It's a great smart phone whichever way you slice it, but the Nexus 4's heroic debut has been marred by stock problems, that saw the phone sell out within just 30 minutes of going on sale . More units were scraped together for another round of selling in early December, but within 24 hours there were barely any phones left to buy, angering would-be shoppers.

Unpredictable delivery times have also proved troublesome for those who manage to buy. LG told me the stock problems were down to huge demand , suggesting Google may have underestimated the popularity of its latest Nexus smart phone.

You can still buy the Nexus 4 via operators like O2 or Three, but you won't get Google's mega-discount price.

Meanwhile a white version of the Nexus 4 has been spotted online , amid rumours that a sequel may already be in the works .

Are you trying to buy a Nexus 4? Let me know how you get on in the comments, or over on our well-stocked Facebook page.

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