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It appears that a fresh new wave of Nexus 4 orders have shipped out today, a great sign for those who ordered the new Nexus smartphone, and a sign that Google and LG might be making progress in ironing out their supply issues that have plagued the device since November.

Read: Nexus 4 Launch Remains a Mess into 2013.

According to Android Central, it seems a new batch of Nexus 4 orders has started to ship out to customers who ordered the device when it was available through Google’s Play Store.

Some owners, who ordered as far back as November 30th, are evidently receiving shipping information today, just before the the New Years holiday. Google uses two day shipping so while it’s possible that some orders may arrive tomorrow ahead of the new year, it could be that many of them don’t arrive until Wednesday of next week. Others who ordered the Nexus 4, and specifically those in the early part of December, are saying that they have not received any sort of shipment indication from Google.


The Nexus 4 remains sold out though Google managed to ship a new wave of orders out today.

So while this isn’t a clear indication that more stock of the Nexus 4 is on the way, it does seem like it could be a bit of progress in regards to the Nexus 4’s inevitable return to the Google Play Store.

Since the end of November, the Nexus 4 has been dealing with shipping issues that at first, pushed its shipping dates all the way into 2013. Shortly after that, the Nexus 4 8GB sold out completely and several weeks later, the 16GB Nexus 4 model followed suit. As it stands, the device is currently unavailable through Google’s website leaving third-party websites like eBay and Craigslist as the only places where customers can find it for sale.

Read: How to Know When the Nexus 4 is Back in Stock.

Those websites though offer prices that are far more expensive than the ones that are being offered through Google’s website, making the Google Play Store the place that most people have ordered from.

And until Google and LG can figure out the supply issues, issues that the companies have seemingly blamed on each other, these will be the only places that buyers will be able to find the unlocked Nexus 4.



  1. Nere

    12/28/2012 at 12:37 pm

    I got charged today, but i have not received any shipment information yet :(.
    i ordered my Nexus 4 on December 1, by the way

    • Ray

      12/28/2012 at 3:32 pm

      I received my Nexus 4 a few business days after my bank account got charged.

      Be patient, it is well worth the wait. Good Luck!

      • Nere

        12/28/2012 at 3:38 pm

        Yeah i have to be patient haha ;), Thank you.

    • Kjetil P

      12/28/2012 at 7:54 pm

      Mee too.. got charged today.. but i have not received any shipment information, have you?

  2. Will

    12/28/2012 at 1:59 pm

    Thanks for the update :)

  3. Nexus King

    12/28/2012 at 2:07 pm

    Mine dispatched today. Ordered on November 4th with initial 6-7 week estimate so ahead of schedule.

    • Chuck

      12/28/2012 at 8:42 pm

      Damn! I ordered mine at the end of November and received it about 10 days later. Are you in the US?

      • Kjetil P

        12/29/2012 at 3:47 am

        I got shipping notification today on a Nexus i ordered 00:36:52 UTC 14. desember 2012
        But the order from 03:51:13 UTC 11. desember 2012 is still just “Pre-ordered”

  4. Lars

    12/28/2012 at 2:17 pm

    I’ll be checking Google Play daily! Credit card is on stand by.

  5. Friscis

    12/28/2012 at 3:00 pm

    I ordered on November 27th and have received no such notice that mine will be shipping? @Nere did you order 8gb or 16gb? it may be because i ordered a 16gb nexus 4.

    • Nere

      12/28/2012 at 3:04 pm

      I ordered the N4 16gb, but haven’t received tracking number yet :( . But my order date changed to Dec 28th

      • Friscis

        12/28/2012 at 3:05 pm

        I haven’t even been charged yet. Damn google still screwing up orders.

  6. Josh

    12/28/2012 at 3:07 pm

    I received a receipt on Nov 27th but have had no further communication beyond initial 6-7week estimate.

    • Friscis

      12/28/2012 at 3:08 pm

      exact same thing happened to me

  7. JJ

    12/28/2012 at 3:08 pm

    Ordered mine on Nov. 29th. 8GB. nothing from Google.

  8. RAY

    12/28/2012 at 3:08 pm

    I ordered the 8gb on november 27th as well and am yet to receive any notification whatsoever. No changes have been made since i placed the order. Google is playing games with its customers. How is it that some people ordered on december and are already getting shipping notifications while those that ordered as far back as november are still left out? First come first served google, note that

  9. openingtojoy

    12/28/2012 at 3:13 pm

    I order 8gb on Nov 27th. Just received confirmation from Google at 2 am and tracking number showed up at UPS around 1pm. Scheduled for Monday delivery. Happy New Year!

  10. LOL1996

    12/28/2012 at 3:21 pm

    i ordered mine on december 1st and nothing from google yet :)

  11. Ray

    12/28/2012 at 3:34 pm

    I ordered mine November 27th with a 2-3 week ship date. Received it on the 10th of December. They(Google) withdrew money from my bank and put the money back in, then withdrew again. I didn’t understand the point, but I didn’t care, because I had the phone in my hand a few days later.

    GL everyone

    • openingtojoy

      12/28/2012 at 3:55 pm

      Ray did you order 8 or 16 GB? It seems the long waits have been for the 8gb.

    • Chuck

      12/28/2012 at 8:47 pm

      Same with me. I ordered the 16gb model. It is nuts that some people who ordered earlier still haven’t received shipping info yet and some who ordered way later have the phone already. I even ordered and received the bumper,too.

  12. nexus4

    12/28/2012 at 4:04 pm

    I ordered my 16GB on Nov. 28th and I received a notification at 2am today. It’ll arrive on the 31th. Just in time for new year.

  13. KLung

    12/28/2012 at 8:01 pm

    i ordered 28 Nov, no info yet. status changed from “pending ” to “pre_ordered” recently.

  14. sbs

    12/28/2012 at 9:28 pm

    Ordered 8GB on 28th Nov, and wallet says “Google received the order on 30th”, estimated shipping time 8 – 9 weeks :). So prob by end of Jan ?

  15. ArmandoT

    12/28/2012 at 10:11 pm

    I ordered mine on 12/02 (US), I got charged today 12/28, but no shipping info. Google wallet has no updates, it doesn’t even mention anything about the charge.

    • ArmandoT

      12/29/2012 at 1:00 pm

      I got my tracking # this morning, but no info available on UPS site yet.

  16. Louis-mark Lartey

    12/28/2012 at 10:36 pm

    Are you sure u ordered on November 4th? The device first went on sale on the 13th of November.

  17. Gerardo G

    12/29/2012 at 12:26 am

    My card was charged yesterday at 2am and got my tracking number at 2pm and I will be getting my nexus 4 monday.

    • ArmandoT

      12/30/2012 at 6:02 pm

      Gerardo, r u in the US and it is showing you the delivery time for monday? Or where can u see that info?

  18. KLung

    12/29/2012 at 2:10 am

    Just received E-mail from Google PLAY my N4 had been shipped out! I think this round of stock would full fill all order before December. If you haven’t received info, I think you will get it soon!

  19. Brian B

    12/29/2012 at 3:42 am

    I ordered on the 4th of December (UK) and got mine yesterday ;-). Well ahead of my expected date of Jan 5th. It`s awesome.

  20. Joel

    12/29/2012 at 12:03 pm

    I ordered one nexus 4 (16G ) 11/28 and another one (16G )12/13 have notification this morning of tracking numbers from UPS for both units. :-)

  21. Michael

    12/30/2012 at 5:36 pm

    Got a shipping confirmation from Google (ordered on the 4th)

    The UPS tracking number doesn’t work yet though and its been almost two days. Weird…

  22. Courtney

    12/30/2012 at 10:09 pm

    I can’t wait for the Nexus 4 to be back in stock from the google play store. The wait is killing me!!!!

  23. sumitesh

    01/01/2013 at 3:59 am

    why don’t google come out and clear confusion about delivery schedule, it’s lioke anarchy , where no body cares…

  24. kinkax

    01/01/2013 at 4:43 am

    is that earpiece buzzing problem still there

  25. neuronik

    01/03/2013 at 2:31 am

    Orderded Nexus 4 16 GB on Dec 12 (UK), supposingly one of the last to be available! I always here from people ordering first days of Dec of the end of Nov, the latest was Dec 4. Any late order having received shipment info at least?

  26. Andy

    01/03/2013 at 7:52 am

    Just received my shipping notice this morning (Jan 3rd). Ordered on Dec 3rd and got charged on Dec 28th. Tried calling Google a couple of times this week to find out why there was such a delay between charge and shipment. They answered right away but were of no use. They just regurgitated what was on Google Wallet. It was also the first time in a long while that I had to spell my first name “A-N-D-Y” to a person who spoke perfect English. Anyway, ETA is 1/4 end of day.

  27. Chad

    01/09/2013 at 3:53 pm

    Hey Joel, any chance you wanna sell one of those 16G Bad boys?

  28. Justin

    01/15/2013 at 10:36 pm

    I ordered december 3rd around 130pm, (estimated 7-8 weeks) n got charged today, still no shipping info…

    • Armando

      01/16/2013 at 5:19 am

      I got the tracking number 1 day after I got charged and it had no tracking info until 2 days later. It took 4 days to get it after that, but because there was a weekend and a holiday in between.

  29. Armando

    01/16/2013 at 5:15 am

    I ordered my Nexus 4 on 12/02 and got it on 1/02 (US) and I am very happy with it. I activated my line with a prepaid plan on Solavei. Here is a video if you want to see it in action!

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