Google confirmed today that the Nexus 4 and other Nexus devices are out of stock in some regions of the world and that it will be working toward replenishing that stock in the coming weeks.
Earlier today, Google launched a number of new devices including the Nexus 4 smartphone, Nexus 10 tablet and Nexus 7 with 3G data capabilities. Right off the bat, it became apparent that Google was having issues with both its website and supply as many users were greeted with errors when trying to buy devices and others were unable to purchase them altogether.
Google did not specify what regions saw sell outs in its announcement but we do know that Australia and the United Kingdom are sold out of the Nexus 4 while others in the United States are still unable to place orders for a Nexus 4.
Right now, on the U.S. Google Play Store, the Nexus 4 8GB and the Nexus 16GB are showing “Notify Me” buttons instead of the “Add to Cart” button. The only other device that shows something similar is the 32GB Nexus 10 tablet. Some have been reporting success after refreshing the page so it’s unclear if it’s a sell out or a problem with Google’s servers.
Unfortunately, exactly when these apparent supply and website issues will be resolved remains unknown. Google says that it will be working to replenish supply in the weeks ahead, only going as far as to say the “coming weeks.” That could mean anywhere from later today to a month or so from now. The company is not clear. For those who may be waiting, the company suggests adding an email address after selecting “Notify Me.”
This should ensure that consumers are alerted to availability when it becomes known. Hopefully, it won’t be more than a few days but “coming weeks” could certainly mean much longer.
Those in the U.S. who aren’t seeing the “Add to Cart” button appear or don’t wish to wait can purchase a Nexus 4 on T-Mobile for $199.99 starting tomorrow though that model is carrier locked unlike the models available on the Google Play Store.
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