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.
Aaaaand there it goes again... gone.