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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
    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.
    Reply
  • 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.
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  • killerclick
    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
    No one around here cares about Apple. Good job GN4!
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  • invlem
    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
    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.
    Reply
  • sliem
    Loving that device!
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  • win7guru
    Got mine in November. Been a solid device. My only gripe is that it occasionally reboots at random times.
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  • Star72
    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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