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Google's Nexus 4 No Longer Available in Google Play Store

By - Source: via The Verge | B 10 comments

Is Google's Nexus 4 on the way out? It certainly seems that way.

Late last month, Google dropped the price of the Nexus 4 by a hundred dollars. The price of the 8 GB model was reduced to $199, while the 16 GB model dropped to $249. Many saw the price cut as a sign that the Nexus 5 was on the way. It wasn't long until the 8 GB model became unavailable in the Google Play Store, which only fueled rumors of the next generation Nexus. Now it looks like the 16 GB is also gone, which means the Nexus 4 is no longer available from the Google Play Store in the United States.

Though the Google Play Store does not have the Nexus 4 labeled as 'discontinued,' the Verge cites a trusted source with knowledge of Google's plans as saying it won't be back in stock. What's more, once the device sells out in other Google Play stores around the world, that will be the end of the Nexus 4's availability.

Google has yet to announce the Nexus 5, but it's rumored to also be an LG-branded device. This would mark the second time Google has worked with LG on a Nexus smartphone. If previous leaks are to be believed, the phone will look remarkably similar to the Nexus 4, but larger. Rumors point to a screen measuring more than 5 inches, a Snapdragon 800 chipset, 2 GB of RAM and Android KitKat.

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    vern72 , September 17, 2013 5:52 PM
    I think the Nexus 4 was a nice size phone.
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    redeemer , September 17, 2013 6:34 PM
    Make way for the Nexus 5!

    If the phones is indeed based from the LG G2 then I hope the Nexus retains the 3,000mah battery and OIS!
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    bustapr , September 17, 2013 6:51 PM
    i hope they dont just discontinue this phone. its pretty damn good by today standards even without LTE.
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    brandonjclark , September 17, 2013 9:49 PM
    Agreed, I try not to use data as much as possible so those speeds are largely irrelevant to me anyways.
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    Kieran Warren , September 18, 2013 12:28 AM
    It should be kept as a cheaper version, drop the price down further and then make it a super cheap phone with what are still great specs.
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    bubuhubu , September 18, 2013 5:24 AM
    That's lies. Nexus 4 16GB is still available on play store, at least in UK.
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    bubuhubu , September 18, 2013 5:25 AM
    That's lie. Nexus 4 16GB is still available on play store, at least in UK.
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    kawininjazx , September 18, 2013 6:51 AM
    Now that straight talk is getting 4G soon, anyone with a brain will figure out you can get a great phone for $200-$250 and unlimited everything for $45/month and not be tied to a contract. I hope this puts a dent into the insane prices that the big providers charge, though the idiots who need the new iPhone every year will keep them going.
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    ssalim , September 18, 2013 7:59 AM
    We bought one and still love it.
    Website says "We're out of inventory. Please check back soon." on both 8GB and 16GB.
    Do they mean "check back soon" or "check back soon for Nexus 5"?
    I hope they keep it for awhile longer maybe even drop the price.
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    whiteodian , September 18, 2013 8:08 AM
    It seems a bit early considering the Nexus 4 was released in November last year. However, I think the price cut was to flush out their inventory. It is probably gone for good. I'm wondering if they will try for an October release of the 5.