The Nexus 4 is back in stock in the Google Play Store in Germany, and could signal a return to the U.S. Google Play Store in the near future.
The German Google Play Store started selling the Nexus 4 early this morning, as noted by Engadget, marking the return of the hard to find Nexus device to official channels in Germany.
The Nexus 4 sold out in the German Play Store in a matter of hours when it was on sale there in early December, and with shortages still plaguing the launch of the months old device it stock may sell through quickly.
Combined with the change from ‘Sold Out’ to ‘Temporarily Out of Stock’ messages in the U.S. Google Play Store and sales of the Nexus 4 at T-Mobile and Best Buy, we may be near the end of the Nexus 4 shortage.
The Nexus 4 is Google’s latest Nexus smartphone running the latest version of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with promises of swift upgrades to future versions, such as the rumored Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie update which should arrive at Google I/O later this year.
The Nexus 4 features a 4.7-inch HD display with Gorilla Glass 2 and a glass back with a sparkling, shifting pattern. The Nexus 4 features an 8MP camera with support for Photo Sphere and runs on a Snapdragon S4 processor with 2GB of RAM. Users can connect the Nexus 4 to a HDTV using the Slimport HMDI adapter that plugs into the MicroUSB cable.
The Nexus 4 does not include 4G LTE, so users will need to settle for slower speeds, a decision Google made to deliver faster updates and maintain control of the device.
Google sells an 8GB and a 16GB Nexus 4 for $299 and $349 respectively in the U.S. The Nexus 4 is sold without a contract in the Google Play Store and with a contract on T-Mobile.