Nexus 4 sells out across the globe

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Google's online sales strategy seems to have paid off at last, with the Nexus 4 smartphone selling out quickly in key regions around the world.

The sought-after Nexus 4 smartphone.
(Credit: Google)

The phone went on sale in Australia first, and the 16GB model sold out within the first hour. Stock of the 8GB variant lasted longer, but the status of this model changed to "coming soon" by lunchtime.

Sales kicked off in the UK and the US overnight, with both regions also selling out quickly. All stock in the UK was spoken for after only 10 minutes, while stock in the US lasted for a similarly short period of time, according to our US counterparts.

This left eager would-be customers empty handed, and with little indication of when new stock would be available. We sought a response from Google in Australia, but received only the following reply:

"The Nexus 4 is sold out in Australia. Keep checking the Google Play website for more info about availability!"

Sales for the new Nexus 10 tablet also began yesterday on the Play Store in Australia, and similarly the larger 32GB tablet is also sold out.



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SamiM posted a comment   
Australia

It sold out?
WHat a bunch of sheep
I mean its not "RetinaLightiningRevolutionaryResolutionInnovative"........
Its got no LTE, uninspiring design , low call volume, less apps

Oh wait.....wrong company

Sorry, I mean the Nexus 4 is really good.

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Fandroid Logic

 

PeterMcCarthy posted a reply   
Australia

Sorry, but I can't see what's so surprising about this. The nexus 4 is clearly a phone with decent hardware specs, running the latest android build (and likely to continue doing so given its pedigree) and being sold for around half what similar smart phones being released now are going for. What was your point again?

 

eSkiip posted a reply   
Australia

Mate, it has one of the highest dpi (apart from phablets and the iPhone 5, which means it has more than the iPhone 5). It has 2 gb ram, 1.5 GHz Qualcomm quadcore pro CPU, 8 MP with HDR, the best OS with the fastest update, oh and you are in Australia, so there really is no use for LTE, our 3G is as good as USA 4G and HSPA is better than their 4G. Low call volume? O.o Not a good design O.o the design is awesome, it isn't a slab, its sleek (not thin but sleek), curved, awesome screen HD IPS, GG2 backing with an original design, less apps? WTF android has the most (either tied with iOS or more) apps, and that is only GOOGLE PLAY, there are heaps of android markets and 3rd party sources. Get your facts straight, mate.

 

eSkiip posted a reply   
Australia

Mate, it has one of the highest dpi (apart from phablets and the iPhone 5, which means it has more than the iPhone 5). It has 2 gb ram, 1.5 GHz Qualcomm quadcore pro CPU, 8 MP with HDR, the best OS with the fastest update, oh and you are in Australia, so there really is no use for LTE, our 3G is as good as USA 4G and HSPA is better than their 4G. Low call volume? O.o Not a good design O.o the design is awesome, it isn't a slab, its sleek (not thin but sleek), curved, awesome screen HD IPS, GG2 backing with an original design, less apps? WTF android has the most (either tied with iOS or more) apps, and that is only GOOGLE PLAY, there are heaps of android markets and 3rd party sources. Get your facts straight, mate.

 

eSkiip posted a reply   
Australia

Retina? HAHAHAHA that is Apple bs it has 6 pixels less per inch than the iPh5 so it has more. No it isn't so revolutionary, but name one thing that is nowadays, oh wait Android Jellybean 4.1/4.2. The res is awesome! Seeings as we are in Australia, WE DON"T NEED LTE. Our HSPA+ (what the phone offers) is better than USA LTE 4G mate, hahaha. Innovation? Yeah, it is, the tech specs are the top of phones, the design is amazing, sleek (not thin but sleek), fits in your hand, awesome backing design, NFC (if your an Apple Fanboy you would say: WTF IS THAT.) And Google Play is the biggest app market (drawn with "The App Store" or higher now) plus other markets you can grab an app off of, and APK's off the net you can install. And where the heck did you get low call volume from.
Are you sad that your S3 isn't getting updated or your iPh5 isn't so good and revolutionary? Naww go cry.

 

Im Batman posted a comment   
Australia

Wow it is going out the doors fast, great to see.
For that price, it really is a steal.

Good to see that there is interest in the device even though the carriers don't look likely to pick it up... even though at that price a contract is a bit of a hard pill to swallow.

 

EDover posted a comment   
Australia

Is it just me or are people getting very worked up about not being able to get the first load of Nexus 4's... And I thought that android fans were the sensible and rational ones compared to the apple fanboys :D

 

n_zara posted a reply   
Australia

Sorry mate, didn't realise it was irrational to expect that a notify me button would actually notify me when something is for sale. Silly me.

 

n_zara posted a comment   
Australia

Google are in absolute shambles!!! What kind of response is "keep on checking the Google Play store"???? Is this the same store that didn't notify ANYONE that the phone was actually for sale in Australia? The same store that continues to show COMING SOON instead of sold out?? The same store that told me on the phone "that there are issues with your browser so just clear your cache and the Nexus 4 should be available for sale"

Google should stick to creating innovate services like Google Wave, Google and Google Buzz....




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