Currently: Nexus 4 8GB Ships in 8-9 weeks, 16GB in 4-5 weeks

| November 28, 2012 | 9 Replies

Are these the pre-orders we have been asking Google to do for the Nexus 4? Who really knows what Google is calling them. But its crazy that people will have to wait nearly 2 months to get a Nexus 4. The 2012 flagship Google device won’t be in many hands before the end of 2012. Maybe LG needs to take some people off the Optimus G line and put them on to the Nexus 4 line and get these pumped out faster right?

Yesterday, Google announced that the Nexus 4 would be going back on sale at noon that day. Now as we saw 2 weeks prior, there were still plenty of problems going on. In fact Google had to put the sold out sign up just to reduce the traffic. Some were able to check out while others had to use the trick we posted about yesterday afternoon. It was just a mess. And as it got later in the day, the shipping times got longer and longer. They originally started at 4-5 weeks and 2-3 weeks for the 8GB and 16GB models respectively.

So instead of it being sold out, Google is at least letting you order your device. The only thing that is changing, about 24 hours after the Nexus 4 went back on sale, is the shipping estimate. At the time of writing this, shipping dates are up to 8-9 weeks for the $299 8GB model and 4-5 weeks for the $349 16GB. This is what Google should have done in the first place, just allowed you to order your devices and extending the shipping date. Or even do some pre-orders, and get a feeling for demand on the Nexus 4. If they did that things would have gone much smoother on November 13th when the device originally launched.

Well it’s not all bad. Because we do have a Nexus 4 that we are giving away. So if you’re still looking for a Nexus 4 but don’t want to keep the money in your account for the next two months in case it ships early, you could get one for free. So who ordered their Nexus 4 yesterday? How do you feel about the long wait to get your device? Let us know in the comments below.

Category: Android News, Android Phone News

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Alex has been an Android user since the Motorola Droid back in 2010. He's been a huge Android fan ever since using many of the most popular flagships. He's currently rocking a Moto X and a G2.
  • Momo

    After spending hours on the google store , my friend manage to order it but its totally unacceptable from google to ask 14$ shipment fees for 4-5 weeks waiting time
    Google really need to move seriously on LG and ask them to ship the devices as soon as possible as LG is apparently giving priority to LG Optimus G and not to Nexus4

    • Alexander Maxham

      Exactly! LG Needs to take a few people off the Optimus G and put them on the Nexus4. Obviously the Nexus 4 is selling better than the Optimus G.

  • Mike Stenger

    With such a long wait, Google should drop the shipping fee and maybe throw in some Play Store credit. At least that’s my opinion.

    • Admin

      Agreed Mike! This whole launch has been a nightmare and now people will be waiting two months since it went on sale for a device, some playstore credit may help with this disastrous launch.

    • Alexander Maxham

      Well I got my Nexus 4 on time :)

  • alan blount

    I agree, the ability to order and setting my expectations for deliver date makes a lot of sense. Wish it was done up front.

    I was surprised that the shop did such a bad job of things at the “release” yesterday… I and many others wasted a lot of time reloading, adding, and getting errors.

    On the other hand, they are providing an excellent device at an excellent price…. I’m pretty sure I’ll forgive them as soon as I have one in hand :)

  • fox

    Please please please Google. Just let us in the UK order give us a shipping time. Just let us order.

  • Big Dave

    At least you don’t have the indignity of having to camp out like the Apple Fanboys?

  • Chris

    I ordered my Nexus 4 3 days ago. called them because the order said pending, I thought there was an issue with the transaction. The rep told me no issues you will have your phone next week. I called back today, order still pending and the rep now confirms the 16 gig is 4 to 5 weeks out. that’s a pisser. I’m an IPhone boy and now considering the Nexus 4 doesn’t have LTE there was no place to put the device in my hand to see it before I buy it and this huge pain to order one, Im considering canceling my order and going to BB and picking up a Iphone 5 with LTE.