Speaking to Challenges, LG France boss Cathy Robin cited misjudgment inside of Google that had led to the shortage of the Nexus 4 device. Even as the phone shows up in T-Mobile stores, it is still listed as “Sold Out” where you’d least expect a Google flagship to be as such: on Google Play. LG claims that demand for the Nexus 4 was over 10 times the amount initially considered in Great Britain and Germany. A simple extrapolation could also suggest that this high demand is found just about everywhere else that the phone is being sold.
It is quite baffling, to think that a top tier phone sold at only $299USD would go so undesired. Most carriers charge $199-$249 for a subsidized high-end device with a 2-yr contract, so the ability to get a fully unlocked phone for such a price is quite a deal! The Galaxy Nexus was a smashing success, so it boggles the mind to think a next-generation Nexus phone would be wanted less.
So how much longer must you scour about ebay and craigslist for a Nexus 4? LG France denies the reports that say that the Nexus 4 will stop being produced in lieu of a new Nexus. They also say that production will ramp up in February and that the supply numbers should begin to increase in about “six week’s time”. They also say that the relationship between themselves and Google is still going well and remains strong.
Are you still waiting for the Nexus 4 to go back in stock? Or have you moved on?