As we reach the end of 2012, the most difficult smartphone to come by is the LG Nexus 4. We had our bets up that it would be the iPhone 5 but it looks like Apple learned its lesson from past iPhone releases and were well prepared this time.
LG Nexus 4: when (if ever) will it be easily available on the Google Play Store?
Unfortunately we can’t say that about Google and their empty Play Store is proof of that. Not only is the LG Nexus 4 sold out but so is the Google Nexus 7 and some of the Nexus 10 models.
Now back to the LG Nexus 4, so when can we expect it to be back in stock? At this time both Google and LG are playing the blame game. Google is criticizing LG for the lack of stock while others are seeing Google’s lack of experience with selling hardware the real issue. At this time, all that has been officially said is that it will be back in a couple of weeks.
If you’ve been keeping an eye on the Play Store though you will see that the shipping date keeps slipping, and now it is deep into February should you order one today. Personally, I would be on the lookout for the few units that happen to pop up in the Google Play Store every now and then. That is if you don’t mind waiting until next year. Check out the link below to see real-time updates of availability of the LG Nexus 4 over at the Google Play Store across 4 countries. It also has a history of previous times when it became available in case you’re good with numbers and can work out the pattern. If you can, do tell me your predictions as I am yet to get my hands on one!