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Nexus 4 phones sold out at Google Play

Both the 8GB and 16GB versions of the unlocked LG phone are out of stock at Google's online store.

Lance Whitney Contributing Writer
Lance Whitney is a freelance technology writer and trainer and a former IT professional. He's written for Time, CNET, PCMag, and several other publications. He's the author of two tech books--one on Windows and another on LinkedIn.
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Is the Nexus 4 soon to be no more?
Is the Nexus 4 soon to be no more? screenshot by Lance Whitney/CNET

Consumers searching for the Nexus 4 smartphone will no longer be able to grab one through Google Play.

The store currently shows both the 8GB and 16GB models as out of inventory. A note tells buyers to "please check back soon." However, a "trusted source" told The Verge that this is the end of the line for the Nexus 4 and that Google has no plans to restock the device.

Last month, Google slashed the price of the Nexus 4 by $100 in an effort to rid itself of inventory.

The unlocked phone is still available through Google Play stores in other countries as well as through third-party retailers such as Best Buy and Amazon. But if reports of a Nexus 5 are true, the Nexus 4's days may be numbered.

A rumor first popped this past March claiming that Google was already checking out prototypes for a Nexus 5, including one from LG codenamed "Megalodon." A May report from Korea Times said that LG and Google had met to discuss a new Nexus handset.

More recent tidbits have revealed photos with an inside peek of an alleged Nexus 5. A report from a Vietnamese blog site served up a few possible specs for the new phone, including a 5.2-inch screen and a Snapdragon 800 processor.