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How to Know When the Nexus 4 is Back in Stock



As we head into the New Year, Google’s latest Nexus smartphone, the Nexus 4, remains sold out completely through the Google Play Store with no return in sight. Those who still wish to buy it might be waiting a few weeks before it comes back into stock but that doesn’t mean that you’ll need to check the Play Store every day. Instead, there are three much easier methods of checking for Nexus 4 stock on the Google Play Store.

Read: Nexus 4 Launch Remains a Mess into 2013.

Since the November, the Nexus 4 has been extremely scarce. The 8GB sold out almost immediately after the device went on sale for a second time through Google’s Play Store and a few weeks after that, the 16GB Nexus 4 displayed the same bold sold out symbol which prohibits customers from ordering the device. The Nexus 4’s bumper case remains sold out as well.

Google has not yet said when the Nexus 4 might be relieved of its supply issues, leaving prospective buyers wondering when they might be able to get their hands on LG’s first Nexus smartphone.

For those who might be looking to order, checking the Google Play Store for availability might have already become a daily ritual. Personally, I used check it every day in the hopes that Google would finally be offering it again because I have no interest in paying exorbitant amounts of money for the Nexus 4 through site’s like Craigslist or eBay. One of the beautiful parts about the Nexus 4, after all, is its price tag.

Fortunately, I decided to cut that daily routine out and move on to greener pastures. What I mean is that there are easier ways to ensure that you’ll be ready to buy a Nexus 4 once the device comes back into stock.

Here now, we show you how to check for Nexus 4 stock through the Google Play Store not only in the U.S., but in other countries as well.

How to Check for Nexus 4 Stock

Google is no longer allowing users to sign up for Nexus 4 stock notifications through email which leaves potential buyers with two options. One, check the website every day to see if the device is available or, download an application that checks stock for you.


The Nexus 4 has been out of stock since November.

The latter is a life saver especially for those that may have fallen into the monotonous, daily routine that is looking for Nexus 4 availability.

unnamedNexus Checker

Nexus Checker is a free Android application that can look up the worldwide availability of the Google Nexus devices. Thus far, the application works for every region other than Australia though the developer is currently looking to add the region to the app.

This means that those not only interested in the Nexus 4 but the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 as well, can download this application and never have to check the Google Play Store again as the software will alert you when stock is available.

The application itself is extremely basic, but it’s also extremely useful, garnering mostly five star ratings from customers who have downloaded and used the application.

Nexus Availability Checker

Another option is another application called Nexus Availability Checker which does the same thing as the Nexus Checker and offers an easy way for consumers to check for Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 availability.

The application has received lower ratings than Nexus Checker due to a “donation” for faster refresh times and ads and also because it’s apparently a data hog. Still, it’s an option for those that don’t fall in love with the Nexus Checker app and it is, of course, free to download for Android users.



  1. Christopher Homan

    12/28/2012 at 8:53 pm

    You know, this is extremely helpful for ALL the reasons you listed except the most important one. What if you dont have android to install these apps? I lost my phone – hence the reason I’m constantly checking the site and waiting to buy LOL. I know, I know – very useful for those wishing to upgrade. Not me though.

    • Nick Burklow (@NickBurklow)

      12/28/2012 at 10:45 pm

      Agreed. I am wanting to switch over to Android from my iPhone and the Nexus 4 is the phone I want. Wish there was an iPhone app for it haha.

      • Lieveb

        01/15/2013 at 10:18 am

    • Aaron B

      01/07/2013 at 6:24 pm

      You’re in the same boat as me, phone broke at the start of december, thought of getting the nexus 4 went to buy it then suddenly its out of stock, so i’ve been stuck using a TMobile Zest 2 damn thing doesnt hold more that 250 texts :p

  2. Jakob

    12/29/2012 at 12:26 am you can use to see. From the web

  3. Alex Gardner

    12/30/2012 at 12:20 pm

    You can use the Nexus 4 tracker. There is an iPhone app that will send you an alert, and the website will send you a audio alarm or email you when it’s in stock.

  4. David Robertson

    01/01/2013 at 1:55 pm

    I’ve set up an email notification system for Nexus device stock. Head over to to sign up :)

    • Nanette

      01/21/2013 at 10:33 am

      That’s perfect! Can you set up a version of this for other countries?

      • David Robertson

        01/22/2013 at 10:11 am

        Hi there

        I wanted to do other countries too, but this wasn’t possible due to technical restrictions put in place by Google.


        • Nanette

          01/22/2013 at 10:21 am

          How very interesting… Thanks!

        • Aditya Sehgal

          01/22/2013 at 2:36 pm

          Thanks David. I have subscribed to notification from your link. Hopefully it works. Thanks in advance though

  5. kunal

    01/24/2013 at 8:55 pm

    i want to get an update when nexus 4 is available in usa how to do that ?????

    • JR

      01/25/2013 at 9:06 am

      Read the article and download Nexus Checker from the Play Store.

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