The shipping times for Google’s Nexus 4 range are easing. The 16GB version of the smartphone has had its estimated waiting time slashed to one to two weeks, and now the 8GB version is also seeing its shipping demands ease. The Google Nexus 4 8GB is now available to buy.
When Google launched the LG built Nexus 4 last year it was met with much excitement and rave reviews from the tech press. The high-end smartphone specs for a mid-range price hit a chord, and the Nexus became one of the most in demand phones currently available. Except the problem has been that the device has not been available.
Shortly after launch the Nexus 4 sold out, it made a reappearance 2 months later and the sold out again. The latest availability is the third time the handset has gone on sale. The lack of availability has caused some issue within Google, and does not entirely point to a device that is selling by the millions.
The Nexus 4 has sold in huge numbers, but it could have been the phone hit of last year if Google and LG had sorted out its supply chain. Google has blamed LG for simply not building enough devices, while LG has hit back by saying it built the exact amount that Google asked it too.
The two companies claim they have sorted the problem out and that for the most part the Nexus 4 is here to stay. The 8GB version of the smartphone is following its 16GB sibling into the Google Play Store and also packs a shipping time of around one to two weeks. Google has done a pretty could job of bettering its shipping estimates, so if you do buy a Nexus 4 then you will likely get it slightly before the estimated shipping time.