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Google: Nexus 4 Back in Stock at 3PM (ET) Today

By - Source: Engadget | B 17 comments

When Google's Nexus 4 smartphone went on sale a fortnight ago, it sold out very quickly. However, if you're in the United States and looking to snag one in time for Christmas, you might be in luck. Google has announced that the device will be back in the Google Play Store on sale from 3pm ET today (that's noon PT).

Engadget reports that this news is being emailed out to those that asked to be kept up-to-date with Nexus 4 news. However, for now, this new stock is apparently just for U.S. customers, which means alternative channels (be they cell providers or auction sites like eBay) are still your best bet for getting your hands on this smartphone. That said, you might miss out on one of the most attractive aspects of the phone -- it's ultra-low price.

Developed in collaboration with LG (a first for the South Korean company), the Nexus 4 packs a 4.7-inch 1280x768 IPS display (320 ppi), Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 CPU, 2GB of RAM, 8GB or 16GB of storage, an 8-megapixel camera (1.3-megapixel camera up front), a 2,100mAh Li-Polymer battery, NFC, and Android 4.2. Unfortunately, the phone doesn't have support for 4G LTE (though recent reports say it can be forced onto some Canadian 4G networks), nor does it allow for external storage via MicroSD, which means you're stuck with the capacity you choose at check out.

We'll keep you posted on additional stock headed for other countries.

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    guru_urug , November 27, 2012 3:33 PM
    Best news all day!!!!
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    dimar , November 27, 2012 4:46 PM
    Thanks. I'm in a war with myself whether to buy Nexus 4 or Galaxy Note II..
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    whiteodian , November 27, 2012 5:55 PM
    Let the war on Google's servers commence in 5.
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    whiteodian , November 27, 2012 6:01 PM
    And it's out of stock again. LOL
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    sliem , November 27, 2012 6:01 PM
    12:01p, still out of stock.
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    whiteodian , November 27, 2012 6:02 PM
    It was momentarily in Stock. I had the ability to add to Cart. Did a refresh and Out of Stock.
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    sliem , November 27, 2012 6:04 PM
    12:02p - add to cart, empty cart, go back, add to cart, it's there! proceed, oops error. go back, empty cart. add to cart, oops error. refresh. 12:04p. out of stock lol.
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    hate machine , November 27, 2012 6:09 PM
    It is back up however they are using a system where it just pushes shipping out. 4-5 weeks is now the estimate.
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    whiteodian , November 27, 2012 6:09 PM
    Yep. Same thing as the launch. I'm not in a huge hurry. I'll probably get one after Christmas.
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    hate machine , November 27, 2012 6:12 PM
    hate machineIt is back up however they are using a system where it just pushes shipping out. 4-5 weeks is now the estimate.


    Aaaaand there it goes again... gone.
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    eternalkp , November 27, 2012 6:26 PM
    sold out again :( 
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    davexmilerxx , November 27, 2012 6:53 PM
    OMG FU Google! What is this? A couple of idiots working out of a garage? Get your SHIT together!!!!
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    yetanothertom , November 27, 2012 7:07 PM
    This is sad I lost items from my cart at least 5 times. It almost makes me want to get an iPhone. Doesn't google know how to do reliable transactions on the internet or are they only good for dropping things. Maybe they should use Amazon or E-Bay. I hear they've got a good customer interface and don't drop your shopping cart as you try to pay them.

    If they can't do e-commerce maybe they could do what apple does and just take pre-orders.
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    JMcEntegart , November 27, 2012 8:13 PM
    yetanothertomThis is sad I lost items from my cart at least 5 times. It almost makes me want to get an iPhone. Doesn't google know how to do reliable transactions on the internet or are they only good for dropping things. Maybe they should use Amazon or E-Bay. I hear they've got a good customer interface and don't drop your shopping cart as you try to pay them.If they can't do e-commerce maybe they could do what apple does and just take pre-orders.


    Agreed, it's really, really disappointing. It almost makes me want to skip out on the Nexus 4 completely.
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    sliem , November 27, 2012 8:17 PM
    Got one! $338 after shipping ($14) and tax ($25). 8GB memory.
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    JMcEntegart , November 27, 2012 8:44 PM
    sliemGot one! $338 after shipping ($14) and tax ($25). 8GB memory.


    Lucky. :( 
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    FullBurstMode , November 28, 2012 9:13 AM
    yetanothertomThis is sad I lost items from my cart at least 5 times. It almost makes me want to get an iPhone. Doesn't google know how to do reliable transactions on the internet or are they only good for dropping things. Maybe they should use Amazon or E-Bay. I hear they've got a good customer interface and don't drop your shopping cart as you try to pay them.If they can't do e-commerce maybe they could do what apple does and just take pre-orders.
    Except even Amazon has been known to grind to a halt when a high demand item shows up (and they have more experience in e-commerce too).