Nexus 4 Stock Will Return in the Coming Weeks

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.

Read: Nexus 4 In and Out of Stock on U.S. Google Play Store.

Google will be working to fill Nexus 4 stock over the coming weeks.

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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  1. LOL @ Google telling people to use the “Notify Me” system.. I signed up for that before the Nexus 4 even launched and finally got a email saying the Nexus 4 was “available” 5 hours after the phone sold out. Not that I was waiting for a email from them but just saying… Their Notify system is really pointless unless they have enough in stock for everyone..

  2. Why exactly is purchasing a Windows phone not such a good idea? I grew tired of Apple putting out gimped hardware just to be obsolete on the new version of IOS a year later, I refused to be part of their always upgrade or get screwed plan so I switched to Android. Such a refreshing change but alas it grew old quick with always having my battery die within 7 hours of charging it (and that was with little use) so I decided I just wanted a phone I could just use as a *gasp* phone with text capability and decided to grab a Nokia Windows phone. Wow I was impressed, with heavy use I was still getting 1 1/2 – 2 days use before charging.

    So yeah, windows phones are a valid upgrade in my opinion. That being said I do want a Nexus 4 though, something to be said about being able to use the same phone on multiple carriers without having to root and change the radios/ basebands. As a lover of all things tech I truly wish people would stop with all the fanboy rants and just let people purchase what they want without others trying to give them hell for their choices. The more options the better for us consumers. I’m actually hoping Blackberry 10 is successful so we have even more competition in the market.

    • I’m all for competition, just never thought Win phone is a viable one. Didn’t know Win phones have such an amazing battery life thou.

  3. Just look at the Lumia 920… it’s Nokia ffs what more do you need xD?
    And windows 8 is a great OS despite all the hating and bashing on the internet.
    And since I own a xbox 360, and a Windows computer (w7) why not go for the Lumia and WP8. Hell, switching is better than staying with Apple hahaha

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