The LG Nexus 4 will go on sale at 9 AM Pacific and 12 PM Eastern today in the Google Play store unlocked without a contract.
Nexus 4 shoppers that waited up until midnight on the East coast, and then for midnight on the west coast can grab a few hours of shuteye as TMonews reports that the Nexus 4 will go on sale at noon Eastern on the Google Play Store.
It’s unclear why Google did not announce these times earlier, which led to confusion and frustration as potential buyers waited up late to get one of the first shipments of the new LG Nexus 4 smartphone with Android 4.2.
Android fans that want the new Android 4.2 features like Photosphere, faster access to settings and lock screen widgets should plan to order as soon as the Nexus 4 goes on sale in the U.S. Overnight the LG Nexus 4 went on sale in Australia and in the UK, selling out in under an hour in both locations. There is no word on when the Nexus 4 will be back in stock in the Google Play store and third-party retailers are pushing long contracts instead of an unlocked phone.
In the U.S. T-Mobile and the Google Play Store are the only places to buy the Nexus 4, and users looking to use the Nexus 4 without a contract should skip T-Mobile and head to the Google Play Store for the best deal. The LG Nexus 4 works on AT&T and T-Mobile networks in the States, so users have a choice of carriers to use, including a number of affordable pre-paid carriers like straight Talk and Red Pocket Mobile. The Nexus 4 arrives in T-Mobile stores this week.
The LG Nexus 4 will be available for $299 for the 8GB model and $349 for the 16GB model, both of which are unlocked and contract free. Users can buy the Nexus 4 with 2-day shipping for potential delivery by the end of the week. Many users will want to pay the $50 premium to upgrade to 16GB of storage on the Nexus 4.