Nexus 4 further disappointment for US but there’s a twist
If you’re a US reader and still trying to get your hands on the Google Nexus 4 by LG then you’ll no doubt already know how problematic that has been. We’ve been following this dismal saga of supplies not anywhere near meeting demand and then two days ago brought some much better news. The Nexus 4 was back in stock at T-Mobile although we did caution we didn’t know for how long. Now, only two days later we have the gloomy news it is already sold out again, or is it?
We’ve posted many times about the lack of supplies of the Nexus 4 worldwide so don’t want to bore you with every detail again. In a nutshell it was available through the Google Play Store but ever since its release it sold out almost instantly whenever it became available, and that wasn’t very often. In different countries there are various avenues for purchasing the Nexus 4 without using Google Play but the unlocked version works out much more expensive this way. In the US the only other route for obtaining the Nexus 4 is through T-Mobile but the same problems with lack of stock have also plagued this major US carrier.
However there was recently good news when T-Mobile announced that more stocks of the Nexus 4 would be available in stores and online from January 23 and on January 24 we let readers know that true to word, T-Mobile now had available stock for online orders, even though Google Play still had the device listed as sold out. Of course we had hoped that there would be adequate supplies for the demand but urged readers to be quick if they wanted to order one and now sadly we have learned that T-Mobile stocks have been snapped up and once again those after the Nexus 4 are out of luck, although of course you may be lucky enough to find the odd one still in-store. Hang on though as there’s a twist.
Business Insider reports that the Nexus 4 actually sold out again at T-Mobile online just one day after it went back on sale, hours after we told readers we had checked and it was still listed as available. We have checked and found many reports of the phone selling out at T-Mobile again although we now have a glimmer of hope. When we checked T-Mobile moments ago we found the out of stock notice had once again been removed so it now seems like if you try again now you may be lucky after all. To back this up Android Community also informed that the phone had sold out again through T-Mobile online again and an update now states that although it sold out again quickly, it now looks as though inventory has returned.
It seems that from day-to-day and even hour-to-hour this situation is changing so we cannot tell you at the specific time you’re reading this whether online stocks are available or not. If you hurry you may be lucky though so check at T-Mobile here.
We’d be interested to hear from anyone who managed to get the phone through T-Mobile recently, especially those who ordered online. Are you one of the fortunate ones? Maybe you were one of those who tried but once more to no avail? Let us know with your comments.