On the 28th January 2013, the Play Store changed the availability of the Nexus 4 from “Sold Out” to “Temporarily out of stock” and on the next day it said the phone was to be available for shipping within 1 to 2 weeks time.
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The stock surely appears to be replenished since today, the 30th of January, the US, Canada and Germany’s Play Stores having the smart phone on sale.
The UK, France and Germany Google Play Store sale is programmed for the today, January 30th at 16:00 CET (Central Eastern Time or GMT + 1:00 if you’re living in Europe).
Australians, however, will get the phone on the next day, on January 31st at 09:00 AEDT (Australian Eastern Daylight Time, also known as EDT; UTC +11).
So get ready (or if you are in the US, I hope you were ready) because there are only a few more hours until the phone will be available to buy. Who knows how fast the phone be unavailable again. I would expect the demand will not be as high as the first couple of times, since some managed to order the phone, but you can never be too sure with this well-priced super phone from Google.
LG promised that the Nexus 4 supply will catch up with the demand in February, but then again they promised that before. It’s good to see them stopping pointing fingers at Google, or for that, Google pointing at LG, and start promising to do something about it.
If you are in the States or Canada, and you don’t want to hassle for the latest Nexus phone, the good news is that if you really want the phone, you will be able to get it at the normal price from Videotron and Fido (is it me, or does Canada has weirdly named Carriers?) and in The US, the phone made an appearance on Bestbuy.
In case you didn’t know by now, the Nexus 4 has faced a lot of controversial problems with the stock on the Google Play store from the launch in November. The amount of people that wanted to buy the phone has put a strain on Google’s servers, which had some weird outcomes, such as the website falling as if it was DDoS-ed (Denial of Service). Google was not expecting this amount of interest on the phone (weirdly enough), resulting in phones disappearing from the shopping cart of people before check-out and other weird glitches.