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LG blames Google for 'miscalculated' Nexus 4 demand

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Google Nexus 4 stock shortages have been caused by Google miscalculating sales figures and demand, the handset’s manufacturer LG has suggested.

Speaking out on the on-going stock issues, LG has suggested that, despite having recently attempted to pass the buck to the South Korean manufacturer, Google is in fact to blame for the catastrophic Google Nexus 4 release which has seen consumers repeatedly unable to purchase the Android 4.2 device.

With Google Nexus 4 UK stock still unavailable through the Google Play Store, Cathy Robin, Director of Mobile Communications at LG France, has reportedly stated that “supply problems are not necessarily completely related to LG.”

Shifting the blame back to Google, offering an insight into the seemingly strained relationship between the two tech giants in the process, Robin added: “Google has presented forecasts calculated according to their previous sales history of Nexus. But they have been less [in] demand.”

Claiming that Google Nexus 4 deliveries are “lean” but occurring on a regular basis, Robin’s comments come just days after LG reportedly told Korean media that its Pyeongtaek factory “produced without a hitch” and that “there is no problem in supply.”

Not keen to take responsibility for the Google Nexus 4 stock shortages that continues to leave many wannabe owners disappointed, Google last month branded LG “erratic” and “scarce” in its production before issuing an apology to those unable to snap up the iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S3 competitor.

“I know that what you are going through is unacceptable and we are all working through the nights and weekends to resolve this issue,” Dan Cobley, Managing Director of Google UK and Ireland said. “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
Whilst the Google Nexus 4 specs sheet has seen the Android 4.2 handset competing with the high-end leaders of the smartphone market, its wallet-friendly price tag has seen the device become the most in-demand handset of the moment.

Playing host to a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor alongside 2GB of RAM and the option of 8GB or 16GB of internal storage, the Google Nexus 4 price tags see the two handset options line up at £239 and £279 SIM-free respectively.

With an 8-megapixel rear-mounted camera capable of 1080p Full HD video recording, the 9.1mm, 139g Google Nexus 4 is further bolstered by a second 2-megapixel forward-facing snapper and a user appeasing 2,100mAh Lithium Polymer battery.

Have you been left disappointed by the Google Nexus 4 stock issues or were you one of the few lucky enough to snap up a Nexus 4 handset? Let us know via the Trusted Reviews Twitter and Facebook feeds or through the comment boxes below.

Via: TechRadar

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