Google Nexus 4 Sells Out in Minutes

Google's Nexus 4 smartphone, which launches globally today, sold out in just a few minutes after its launch.

Visitors to the Google Play store are now shown a "coming soon" notice for both the 8GB and 16GB versions of the handset. A variety of customers have reported that they've had trouble accessing the store or checking out successfully.

Elsewhere, the UK Google Play store also had its inventory of the Nexus 4 sell out in less than an hour of the order page opening. Dutch blog AndroidWorld, meanwhile, reports that a planned Netherlands launch for the device has been cancelled for now due to high demand in other regions.

The Nexus 4 was commended for its $299 starting price, with the device itself shipping with the latest Android version, Jelly Bean 4.2. Along with the 4-inch smartphone, Google also launched its Samsung-developed Nexus 10 tablet today.


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  • jimmyjohnz
    Not surprising really, it seems to be quite a sweet deal.
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  • house70
    otacon72With no LTE it's already obsolete.

    otacon72It's a last gen device as far as I'm concerned with no LTE. Even the iPhone has it now.

    Yeah, with the fastest CPU available on a phone, best screen around and 2GB RAM, suuuure it's obsolete.
    Why post twice for the same comment? There are plenty of people that have noticed the lack of LTE radio and there are also reasons for that, also made available by Google for those that like to keep informed. Also, there have been tests ran with the 42Mbs HSDPA that made LTE almost irrelevant. The difference of a few ms shaved off by the LTE when loading a page is more than nullified by the inconvenience of having to build a few different models of the same phone for different LTE networks (because there are no truly universal LTE phones out there, not even the iPhone you mentioned). The LTE bands are so divided, it was not really worth the effort and the expense at this time, and Google made a brilliant move here, which was to make ONE device globally available on frequencies that are used worldwide.
    Besides, the device if GSM, made for the majority of the world users, and not only for the Verizon LTE market. Could this be followed by a CDMA/LTE variant? It could, but Google wanted to show the networks the middle finger by letting the world buy unlocked phones and putting them on pre-paid plans.
    And all that for an unbeatable price.
    If anything, this is how the future should look like, with the consumer in charge of their devices, not the greedy networks, and this is the beginning of it.
    Obsolete? ha! Think again.
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  • whiteodian
    Awesome. I'm looking forward to getting this phone, but wasn't planning on buying on day one. I'm hoping Google will bundle a Play giftcard in the next month or so like they did with the Nexus 7. $350 (off-contract) is a good deal already.
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  • wannabepro
    Virgin Mobile, please support some good phones.........................*
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  • GabZDK
    Well, good for Google gaining into the handsets market besides Android. Maybe one day we will see Google making there own phones without intermediaries like LG or Samsung, just maybe

    Still don't like the decision of no SD in there though
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  • whiteodian
    Awesome. I'm looking forward to getting this phone, but wasn't planning on buying on day one. I'm hoping Google will bundle a Play giftcard in the next month or so like they did with the Nexus 7. $350 (off-contract) is a good deal already.
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