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.
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.
The 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.