Selling out with 30 minutes of the November 13 Google Nexus 4 release date, Google last week issued new stock of its high-end handset with the wallet-friendly quad-core device once again facing stock shortages as high demand saw the device sell out for a second time within a matter of hours.
Speaking with CNET, Andy Coughlin, head of mobile at the UK arm of LG, the company responsible for manufacturing the Google Nexus 4, stated that handset “had proven extremely popular, and as such retailers have been met with huge demand.”
“We are working closely with Google to ensure that those who wish to purchase a handset are able to do so.”
Suggesting that Google Nexus 4 sales demand has exceeded expectation, Coughlin added: “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.”
One of the most in-demand devices on the market, the Google Nexus 4 has become a must have handset thanks to its market leading collection of innards, that includes the new Android 4.2 operating system, and its budget price tag that sees the 8GB Google Nexus 4 price set at £239 whilst the 16GB edition sets wannabe owners back £279.
“It’s hard to say whether Google Underestimated demand, or whether they chose simply to have a number of devices available,” Mobile Media Senior Principal Analyst at IHS, Ian Fogg said. “The fact that the Nexus 4 is high profile is good for Google. All of this raises the public profile of Android. All of this helps Google’s strategic objectives.”
Google Nexus 4 Specs
A true rival to the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the Apple iPhone 5, the Google Nexus 4 specs sheet is made up of a collection of high-end components with the handset’s svelte, glass-backed 9.1mm thick body lining up at just 139g in weight and playing host to a 4.7-inch WXGA IPS display. Featuring a stunning 1280 x 768p resolution and 320ppi image density, the Google Nexus 4 screen is coated in Corning Gorilla Glass 2 for added protection.
Running a 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, the Google Nexus 4 features list is further bolstered by 2GB of RAM and a 2,100mAh Lithium Polymer battery.
Packing cameras front and rear with an 8-megapixel snapper round back and a 1.3-megapixel offering up front, the Google Nexus 4 camera collection is complemented by a raft of connectivity options that include integrated Wi-Fi, NFC technologies and the option for wireless charging.
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