LG Nexus 4 Shipped to Early Buyers

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The LG Nexus 4 is on the way to customers lucky enough to place an order for the Nexus 4 on November 13th.

Yesterday Google showed preparing for shipment, with an estimated shipping date of November 15th, and as of this morning multiple reports show that the Nexus 4 shipped and is in the hands of UPS.

Customers can find their tracking number in their Google Wallet account, but the tracking number is not yet active for some users so it is unclear if the Nexus 4 will arrive on Saturday, or be held over for Monday delivery.

Users can look for an email form the Google Play Store, or login to check for their shipping number in their Google Play Store Orders and Settings page.

Nexus 4 tracking number

The LG Nexus 4 has shipped to early buyers.

The LG Nexus 4 is the latest Nexus smartphone from Google, offering a pure Android experience without the skins and pre-installed apps found on most phones sold at Verizon, Sprint AT&T and T-Mobile. As a Nexus smartphone, the Nexus 4 is also running Android 4.2, the latest version of Android, and will be first in line for updates when Google announces a new version in 2013.

When the LG Nexus 4 went on sale in the Google Play Store on Tuesday for $299 and $349, it sold out swiftly, after a bumpy order process that allowed some shoppers to place orders after it appeared the initial stock was depleted.

LG nexus 4

The LG Nexus 4 is on the way.

The Nexus 4 price seems expensive compared to the iPhone 5 and Droid DNA, but these prices are for the off-contract phone, which means users don’t need to tie into a two-year contract and the phone works on a wide array of carriers.

Read: LG Nexus 4 Carrier Comparison

Google did not release the LG Nexus 4 wireless charger, but there are several other Nexus 4 wireless chargers available to order without a wait.

The LG Nexus 4 is out of stock at the moment, but Google promises to replenish the Nexus 4 stock in the coming weeks. There is no notification for users to sign up, so stay tuned to the GottaBeMobile Nexus 4 coverage for more information.

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  1. Eric

    11/15/2012 at 10:38 am

    Man…I managed to place an order and receive confirmation on the 13th…but no sign of it shipping or anything. Biting my nails.

    • anon

      11/15/2012 at 11:02 am

      me too, it says i ordered one, but it hasn’t charged my account yet, it just says “pending” in google wallet :/

  2. Brandon

    11/15/2012 at 11:07 am

    I’m in the same boat. Mine says “Nov 13 Google Inc. received your order.” no word yet of being shipped although the estimated ship date is today

    • anon

      11/15/2012 at 11:08 am

      maybe we’ll be getting a free phone lol

  3. Grant

    11/15/2012 at 11:16 am

    I’ve just had an email stating that due to overwhelming amount of orders, my phone has been put on back order and will be shipped within the next 3 weeks. I ordered mine at around 8.35 on Tuesday morning uk time!!..fuming!

    • Adam Mills

      11/15/2012 at 12:14 pm

      Grant, can you email me? adam at notebooks dot com. Would love to chat about your experience.

      • angry@Google

        11/16/2012 at 7:36 am

        6 Google reps promised me a ship date before November 15th. I called yesterday and asked a rep if I would get such an email, “you’re good, everything is processing so the label will be generated within 16 hours”. 5 minutes later I get the dreaded email so of course I call back to speak with clueless reps. The phone greeting says “your device will ship to you within the timeframe originally quoted to you when you placed the order”. Now from a legal standpoint this is false advertisement. Google should not have sold more than they had in stock. Imagine a coworker taking 100 dollars to buy groceries to bring in a few days, instead they hold your money and tell you they will deliver in a month. I gave this example to a Google manager who was not listening giving me “uh huh, I understand” but did not reply to my question so I called him out on it. Supposedly he is emailing the shipping dept and trying to get me some free bumpers. I don’t care about free shipping when it comes to a phone I need, I would have paid 30 dollars for overnight for such an impressive device.

        Oh, and I urge everyone to call Google Every day and scold them about the negative PR and maybe they will do overnight or *wishful thinking* same day delivery. Most devices in the US are shipping from Grapevine, TX I did confirm this with several reps. I was told that I can’t pick up my device in person even though I’m 3 hours away.

  4. Sam

    11/15/2012 at 11:26 am

    I believe that most of us that ordered on the 13th are still on “pending” status in google. It’s already the afternoon here in Minnesota.

  5. James

    11/15/2012 at 11:37 am

    Placed on backorder as well. Ordered around 1PM CST after getting tossed around by the site all morning.

    • Adam Mills

      11/15/2012 at 12:16 pm

      Same goes for you James. adam at notebooks dot com. I want to hear about what happened with your order.

  6. Brandon

    11/15/2012 at 12:01 pm

    Update: I just got the backorder email as well :’(

  7. Adam Mills

    11/15/2012 at 12:15 pm

    Brandon, can you email me? adam at notebooks dot com. Would love to chat about what happened.

  8. Zohaib

    11/15/2012 at 1:21 pm

    I received the email last night that it has shipped but the UPS tracking was not active. Now it just shows that the item had origin scan in KY at 12:35 in the afternoon.

    • Zohaib

      11/15/2012 at 5:38 pm

      UPS just updated my tracking. Early delivery by end of day tomorrow. Yay! I am in San Francisco.

  9. PT

    11/15/2012 at 2:34 pm

    Ordered 8GB Nexus 4 on the 11/13/12. Received shipping notice 4:30 am 11/15, UPS pickup notice at 12:48 p, just saw updated UPS delivery status tomorrow 11/16 by end of the day. Looking forward to get it tomorrow!

    • PT

      11/15/2012 at 2:35 pm

      Eastern time

  10. spuality

    11/15/2012 at 5:36 pm

    UPS says mine will be here tomorrow! It shipped from Kentucky; I’m in the St. Louis area.

  11. Evan

    11/15/2012 at 9:27 pm

    I successfully ordered at 8:34am,on the 13th, before the site even began to have trouble, yet my order still says pending (it also says estimated shipping Nov 15th but that’s clearly not happening). This is the most unorganized, poorly managed launch of a device I have ever seen. I really expected better from Google. If I end up one of the 3 week back-orders I’m screwed as I don’t currently have a working phone.

    • Vin

      11/18/2012 at 8:54 pm

      Evan, we are on the same boat. I don’t have a working phone either. Placed my order at 8:33am. I have sent out 2 emails to GOOG asking about the status of my order, haven’t got a reply. Very very disappointed. Hopefully they ship the phone atleast tomorrow :)

  12. Evan

    11/15/2012 at 9:33 pm

    I successfully placed an order at 8:34 am (PST) on the 13th, before the site even started to have trouble, yet I still have no shipping notice. It says my order is still pending (with 15th as estimated ship date… clearly that’s not happening). This is the most unorganized, poorly executed launch of a device I have ever seen. I really expected better from Google. If I end up backordered for 3 weeks I am screwed as I don’t currently have a working phone.

  13. nate

    11/15/2012 at 9:47 pm

    I’m in the same boat Evan. My order was a minute after yours. No backorder email, no ship notice.

    • songyh1996

      11/16/2012 at 6:11 am

      same here, i made my order on the 45th minute, no shipping notice nor a backorder notification. wtf is going on.

      • Will

        11/16/2012 at 6:29 am

        Same thing for me as well. I ordered at 8:58 AM Pacific on the 13th and have a shipping date of the 15th, but no other notifications from Google about when/if my phone has shipped

        • songyh1996

          11/16/2012 at 6:33 am

          I contacted the support, they said this.

          Orders are shipped within two business days of placing your order, and will be delivered upon two additional business days of processing.

          According to our records, your order should ship by the evening of November 15.

          Upon receiving your shipping confirmation email, you’ll be given a tracking number that will assist you in determining your package’s estimated delivery date. Please note that it might take up to 24 hours before the tracking number returns any information.

          For more information on shipping and delivery, please see this article in our help center:

          Now, it’s November 16th, I didn’t get anything, and none of the status changed.
          I’m just like, mindblown.

          I’m contacting them again right now, and gonna see what they say.

  14. Scot

    11/15/2012 at 10:51 pm

    Will be receiving mine tomorrow morning through UPS.

    • Tomy

      11/16/2012 at 5:57 am

      what time/timezone did you place your order?

  15. Poss

    11/16/2012 at 12:08 pm

    Hey guys,

    could you please stop calling them so they can work on shipping my order :)

  16. ledfrog

    11/16/2012 at 4:24 pm

    I have the same problem as many of you above. Ordered at 8:33am PST (supposedly minutes after the selling started), had NO issues getting through checkout in a matter of 1 minute or less, got the order confirmation email, the status of estimated shipping by the 15th and now, nothing.

    My card has been charged and Google has promised me a device (that should have shipped yesterday), but they can tell me nothing more. At this point, I’d even be ok with getting the dreaded backorder email…sitting in the dark with money gone and no sign of a phone sucks!

  17. Dave S.

    11/19/2012 at 7:55 pm

    I’ve ordered a Nexus 4 16GB + Bumper on the 13th at 8:34am PST.

    My status was still pending on the 15th so I emailed Google Support, got the same reply as everybody did: should ship out by Friday night (the 15th).

    Checking my email every so often all weekend for the confirmation…

    Today (Monday the 19th) got the dreaded ‘back order + shipping within 3 weeks’ email.

    Went to Google Wallet to cancel the whole thing, got an email instead saying they cannot cancel it at this time…

    So I was beginning to get angry at Google (whoever is behind all this).

    Finally, at 9pm tonight (19th) got the ‘Order has shipped’ email.

    Fingers crossed! It was (is) a very frustrating shopping experience (to say the least).

    • Brandon

      11/19/2012 at 7:58 pm

      Yeah I just got my email too! Tracking number and all. We’ll see if it shows up before Thanksgiving!

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