The white Nexus 4 disappeared from the Google Play Store and remains unavailable but the unicorn like smartphone has resurfaced today through a retailer in the United Kingdom, offer buyers another chance to pick up Google’s elusive white Nexus smartphone.
Earlier this year, rumors in regards to the white Nexus 4 began to pick up steam, culminating in a limited edition release of the white colored variant a few weeks later.
The device, which utilizes all of the same specifications as the black Nexus 4, went on sale in the United States and the United States only for a limited time.
Google, at the time, did no disclose how long it would be on shelves but as it turned out, buyers only had weeks to pick up the special edition Nexus 4. The device, to this day, remains sold out, unavailable on the Google Play Store, unlikely to ever return. But just because it’s unavailable on the Google Play Store doesn’t mean that it’s unavailable.
Expanys, a retailer in the United Kingdom, is now offering the white Nexus 4 in 16GB form for £309.99. It claims that it only has a few left in stock, which means that a sell out is likely to occur. Google never released the white Nexus 4 in the United Kingdom so this is an opportunity that buyers in the UK won’t want to pass up.
The deal, first noticed by Android Central, does not include the white Nexus 4 8GB, leaving buyers with the Nexus 4’s most expensive option.
It’s unclear if Expanys will be the only retailer that offers the white Nexus 4 but there are no signs that it will emerge anywhere else at the moment. And given that the Nexus 5 is rumored for later this year, we expect the white Nexus 4 to be in short supply going forward. What this means is that buyers should not expect a healthy supply of white Nexus 4s.
The Nexus 4 just received an update to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, making it even more appealing than it once was. It will also likely get Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie later this year, the software that is expected to launch with the new Nexus smartphone.