Google Nexus 4 Reportedly Sells Over 1 Million Units

Google's Nexus 4 smartphone, which is manufactured by LG, has reportedly sold over one million units since its launch on November 13, 2012.

xda-developers forum member draugaz estimates Nexus 4 sales by tracking serial numbers on shipped devices. He recently discovered a Nexus 4 serial number that suggests the device has shipped over one million units. Comparatively, Google's Nexus 4 smartphone shipped more than 375,000 units by the start of January.

Google and manufacturing partner LG had considerably underestimated the demand for their budget-priced Nexus 4. Both companies blamed each other in terms of the widespread reports pertaining to shortage issues.

Upon discussing the situation relating to the shortage of Nexus 4 inventory, Google co-founder and CEO Larry Page stated, "clearly there’s work to be done managing our supply better, and that is priority to our teams."

The Nexus 4 is powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2 GB of RAM, 8 or 16 GB of internal storage, a front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera and a rear 8-megapixel camera. The device, which survives fairly well in a drop test, runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and can be purchased through the Google Play Store unlocked for $299 for an 8 GB model or $349 for the 16 GB variant.


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  • aicom
    Quote:
    The device, which survives fairly well in a drop test, runs on ...

    Thanks for that random tidbit.
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  • joytech22
    Google: WOO ONE MILLION!
    Apple: Isn't that cute.
    Samsung: Apple, You're one to talk.

    But in all seriousness, well done.
    It's a seriously good device.
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  • aicom
    Quote:
    The device, which survives fairly well in a drop test, runs on ...

    Thanks for that random tidbit.
    15
  • joytech22
    Google: WOO ONE MILLION!
    Apple: Isn't that cute.
    Samsung: Apple, You're one to talk.

    But in all seriousness, well done.
    It's a seriously good device.
    14
  • house70
    Zak, your articles are spammed the most. Put a filter up and stop embarrassing us.

    Also, this news is at least one month old, AND has been debunked: there is no correlation between the serials and the number of devices.
    -5