Repeatedly sold out since the November 13 Google Nexus 4 release date, Google Nexus 4 stock has been in short supply with original units of the budget quad-core handset selling out within 30 minutes of the Samsung Galaxy S3 and iPhone 5 rival going on sale.
Despite Google Nexus 4 stock filtering back onto the Google Play Store prior to the festive period, the handset has been listed as ‘Sold Out’ for over a month, leaving many wannabe owners and potential customers disgruntled. Now, teasing the potentially imminent arrival of new Google Nexus 4 stock, the handset’s SIM-free product listing has been changed to read ‘Temporarily out of stock’.
Although a seemingly innocuous alteration to the handset’s listing, the change in availability status has sparked a flurry of rumours suggesting new Google Nexus 4 stock will be available for purchase in the coming days.
Whilst the Google Nexus 4 is available through a number of UK network providers, including O2 and Three, many have looked to pick up the handset SIM-free through the Google Play Store thanks to its wallet-friendly £239 and £279 pricing structure for the 8GB and 16GB storage options respectively.
A contentious subject between the handset’s creator Google and the company’s manufacturing partner LG, the repeatedly troubling Google Nexus 4 stock issues has caused repeated finger pointing between the two tech giants, with both looking to shirk responsibility for the Google Nexus 4 stock shortages.
With Google having branded LG “erratic” in its production and communication, LG recently hit back at the Google Nexus 7 creator stating that reduced stock levels had been cause by “huge demand” and that its Pyeongtaek factory had “produced without a hitch.”
“As with any sales process, LG supplies product quantities against partners’/customers’ forecasts. Demand via the Play Store has been very high in this instance,” Andy Coughlin, head of mobile at the UK arm of LG said.
Dan Cobley, MD of Google UK and Ireland, looking to push responsibility back at LG added: “Supplies from the manufacturer are scarce and erratic, and our communication has been flawed. I can offer an unreserved apology for our service and communication failures in this process.”
Google Nexus 4 Specs
Generating huge consumer interest thanks to its high-end specs sheet and low-end price point, the Google Nexus 4 comes packing Google’s latest Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS, with a 4.7-inch WXGA IPS display with a 1280 x 768p resolution, Corning Gorilla Glass 2 protective coating and an impressive 320 pixels-per-inch image density also present.
With a speedy 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor present on the Google Nexus 4 specs sheet, 2GB of RAM and a hefty 2,100mAh Lithium Polymer battery also feature. Lining up at a mere 9.1mm thick and just 139g in weight, the Google Nexus 4 specs sheet is completed by a pair of integrated cameras, 8-megapixel on the rear and 2-megapixel up front.
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