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Google Nexus 4 Reportedly Sells Over 1 Million Units

By - Source: XDA Developers | B 12 comments

In-demand smartphone shipped more than 375,000 units by the start of January.

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 , February 10, 2013 9:20 PM
    Quote:
    The device, which survives fairly well in a drop test, runs on ...

    Thanks for that random tidbit.
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    joytech22 , February 10, 2013 9:41 PM
    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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  • 15 Hide
    aicom , February 10, 2013 9:20 PM
    Quote:
    The device, which survives fairly well in a drop test, runs on ...

    Thanks for that random tidbit.
  • 14 Hide
    joytech22 , February 10, 2013 9:41 PM
    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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    house70 , February 10, 2013 10:07 PM
    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.
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    killerclick , February 10, 2013 11:43 PM
    They would have sold a lot more if the quantities were available. I just managed to order mine now, even though I wanted it from day one.
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    JOSHSKORN , February 11, 2013 12:14 AM
    No one around here cares about Apple. Good job GN4!
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    invlem , February 11, 2013 1:59 AM
    killerclickThey would have sold a lot more if the quantities were available. I just managed to order mine now, even though I wanted it from day one.


    Agreed, I managed to get mine during the 2nd offering in December, which sold out in 4 minutes... If they could supply the demand they'd be well above that number.
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    deepblue08 , February 11, 2013 2:02 AM
    Yeah they could have sold more, I was going to get the Nexus 4, but it was taking so long to restock that I just went out and bought a SG3 because my ancient phone was dying.
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    sliem , February 11, 2013 2:52 AM
    Loving that device!
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    win7guru , February 11, 2013 12:03 PM
    Got mine in November. Been a solid device. My only gripe is that it occasionally reboots at random times.
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    Star72 , February 11, 2013 12:07 PM
    Just got mine last week. Awesome phone for sure, & I was lucky enough to get it almost a week before the estimated ship date.
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    amdwilliam1985 , February 11, 2013 2:31 PM
    I bought 2 :) 
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    drbaltazar , February 11, 2013 4:05 PM
    They could sell way more lol.t-mobile got greedy,on the web they re priced at 300 And 350 $At t-mobile its 550 $Yep another good opportunity lost ,if it had been 400 some ,ok sold .but at that price ?hell no .i suspect t-mo raised n4 price so t-mo wouldnt be stuck with their soon to be blackberry.so steer clear of real store and buy directly from google play.n4 is tje best compromise on the planet as of yet.all other have one flaw ,too expensive.and nomather wich unit.t cell tower selection algorytm are so bad and slow the smartphone hasnt been the bottleneck for years