Nexus 4 Sold Out Through U.S. Google Play Store (Updated)

Shortly after the Nexus 4 went on sale through the U.S. version of the Google Play Store, both the 8GB and 16GB Nexus 4 models are now showing up as “Coming Soon” through the Google Play Store which means that they are sold out. For now.

Update: We’re hearing that users who keep refreshing the page are seeing it occasionally come back into stock. It’s extremely hit or miss at the moment and those who are fortunate enough to be able to order are seeing “Add to Cart.”

Google’s online store currently shows both variants of the Nexus 4 as coming soon which could mean that the initial stock of both of these devices is depleted. The Nexus 7, which also sold out after it launched, also said “Coming Soon” and not “Sold Out.” Those who are looking to place an order right now cannot and can only sign up to receive information from Google about availability.

It remains unclear as to when Google will replenish its stock, which sold out in under 20 minutes. It could be a matter of days or it could take several weeks before Google is back up to speed with its orders.

Read: LG Nexus 4 Carrier Comparison.


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The Nexus 4 is now completely sold out in the U.S.

Those that wish to get the Nexus 4 in the U.S. soon will likely have to turn to T-Mobile which is going to start selling the Nexus 4 on-contract starting tomorrow for $199. The carrier will be the only carrier offering the device on-contract in the U.S.

The sell out comes shortly after the device sold out in both the European Union and in Australia leaving users without the ability to snag Google’s latest version of the Nexus smartphone.

Both of those regions also saw sell outs shortly after the device went live.

Screen Shot 2012-11-13 at 9.16.40 AMThe Nexus 4 is Google’s latest smartphone and the version that is sold out through the Google Play Store is the unlocked model which the company put on sale for extremely cheap. The 8GB model is a mere $299 and the 16GB Nexus 4 is $349. With specs that include a 4.7-inch HD display, quad-core processor, Android 4.2 and more, the price and device itself are extremely attractive to consumers.


  1. Just got a person on the line for the play store… apparently they aren’t sold out, but their system has crashed on the backend for the store. There might be hope, yet!

  2. Their system didn’t work for me. Every time I tried to purchase Nexus 4, it gave me the following error:

    “An error occurred while processing your purchase. Please try again later.”

    I don’t think they are sold out, I think Google have a problem with their system.

  3. Continously switcing between Coming soon and order soon .. by the time you reach basket .. Basket gets cleared and we get error message .. First time booking a Brand new Release Phone from Google .. getting Frustruated ..

  4. Been trying to call 855-836-3987 to ask if my order actually went through (no confirmation message) or if they just charged my CC for no reason. Apparently Google can’t handle the tens of users wanting to know WTF is going on. And can’t even make me hold to talk to somebody. Google has massively failed at launching this phone.

    • i had a similar instance. after numerous errors in trying to proceed to checkout, i was able to begin the checkout process. it processed my shipping and CC info, but kinda hung up after i pressed confirm payment. i let it sit there for 10 min. then i checked my CC online and it showed the pending payment from google. i received NO email confirmation from google and my google play account say i had no orders. well, 50 minutes later i received an order receipt email from google and then my nexus order showed in my google play orders section. they definitely had some form of a glitch/system crash.

  5. I like how you assume that “Coming Soon” means “Out of Stock”.

    You are giving false information because you failed to do ANY legwork. The first comment to your post is from a user who bothered to actually check with Google before making uninformed claims.

    I hope you take this as a lesson because a tech blog that is unreliable is useless to viewers and quickly dies.

    • The Google Play Store lists Coming Soon when the device is not available to order, which is essentially, out of stock. It doesn’t mean Google will never have any in stock, but right now, they are out of stock at least for online ordering.

      If you are able to order one please leave a comment so we can share with the other readers. Thanks for reading.

      • I was in fact able to order one about 30 min ago. Coming Soon does NOT “essentially” mean out of stock. In this case it means their site is overloaded, as can be seen by the user who contacted Google directly to inquire about the situation.

      • As proven by the current page, it SAYS “Out of Stock” when they’re out of stock. I got lucky and refreshed at the right time and got mine about 3 hours after they started selling.

    • Hey when you say processed what do you mean I camped out all night with many errors I finally got it in Cart and wallet but it’s processing aka hasn’t taken money from cc has yours ?

  6. Just placed my order for the 16GB Nexus 4 too, still waiting on the confirmation email as well. It looks like they still have some in stock.

  7. Horrible experience. I noticed that the phone is available at 8:40am PST and was able to put it in my cart by could not check out because the issues with the Google Wallet. Either extremely poor planning from Google or just trying to create artificial hype around the product.

    • don’t click on refresh switch between the two phone options below. it appeared like 15 times for me before I succeeded.

  8. I just got one in the US! Tried clearing cache / history on Chrome several times, then said what the hell and used IE to make the order. Got my CC charged, got my order confirmation page. Just waiting for the email now….

  9. btw i did update my credit card on google wallet before i was able to proceed. i had an expired credit card on file before.

  10. 1:42 PM Eastern. Just tried it again and I got the option to add to cart (16GB). But got the invalid request url redirect.

  11. I was in fact able to order one about 30 min ago. Coming Soon does NOT “essentially” mean out of stock. In this case it means their site is overloaded, as can be seen by the user who contacted Google directly to inquire about the situation.

  12. I just got a 16GB Nexus 4 at approximately 4pm EST. As people state above, Coming Soon does not mean sold out. I had called Google Play support as well and the confirmed the same. They said just keep trying…. and it worked for me!!

  13. I guess I am the locky one. Got 16Gb without any problems .Confirmation email.Order date: Nov 13, 2012 8:33:16 AM PST :)

    • Nice job Tom. Not to brag or anything but I beat you by 9 seconds :-) Order went through Nov 13, 2012 8:33:07 AM PST. Well I guess it is bragging. Cheers! Good luck to everyone else who still needs one. Hopefully Google will get its act together.

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