We're back to square one now, however, as the 16GB Nexus 4 attained sold out-status over the weekend.
Previously the wait time for delivery upon ordering had rocketed to 6-7 weeks, but you could at least throw some cash Google's way and expect a Nexus 4 to plop onto your doorstep at some point. Now Android fans are left waiting again, hoping that Google can find a few more phones stuck down the back of the sofa.
Update: Google UK has offered an apology for its poor handling of Nexus 4 sales, Android Authority reports. The search giant reportedly says, "We are working through the nights and weekends to resolve this issue."
Google says that buyers who originally had a 3-5 day shipping estimate now have orders in process for fulfilment. The statement acknowledges that "the people who ordered the Nexus 4 so early are among our most committed and loyal users," going on to say, "we are doing all we can to put things right." The original story follows.
It's not clear why Google is making such a hash of flogging its magnificent new mobile, but manufacturer LG says the stock issues are caused by "" for the phone, saying that, "Demand via the Play Store has been very high."
LG told me that Google orders its stock directly through the company's headquarters in Seoul, so it's possible that the search giant massively underestimated the demand for its 720p Jelly Bean-powered masterpiece.
If you're desperate, networks likeand Three are selling the Nexus 4 on contracts, but not at the astonishingly cheap prices to be found on Google Play.
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