16GB Nexus 4: Gone in 20 minutes on Google Play Store in Australia

January 31, 2013

    nexus 4 camera

    Oops, the Nexus 4 has done it again. We told you yesterday that the flagship Nexus phone was returning to Google Play in Australia. It looks like buyers didn’t waste a single moment to wipe the virtual shelves clean, as the 16GB variant of the phone is now no longer available for purchase.

    This sure feels like a déjà vu, except that is has actually happened before. This time, the stock on the Play Store was exhausted in just 20 short minutes. Fortunately, all isn’t lost as you can still get the 8GB Nexus 4 there, which we don’t think will stay that way for too long.

    There’s no telling when Google will restock the Nexus 4 in 16GB flavor. If you don’t mind paying extra, you may want to consider grabbing it from Harvey Norman instead, as it will start offering the phone in its stores starting tomorrow, albeit in a limited quantity. The 16GB model can be had for AUS$496.

    So, did you manage to grab the 16GB Nexus 4 today from the Play Store? Disappointed about the stock problem? Hit the comments below.


    • Tarek Assaf

      Since I live in a country different then the ones where you can buy from the playstore, I had no choice but to buy through amazon and get it via a forwarder. I literally paid double for it.
      Google should make the presence worldwide.

    • Jamie

      Wow… 20 minutes? I actually managed to get my hands on one, so I must have made my purchase just at the right time. Cannot wait to get my hands on it, have been waiting for new Nexus goodness for such a long time. Will be kinda sad to finally retire my trust Samsung Nexus S though… It has served me well!

    • 750,000+ already

      October: 70,000 devices produced
      November: 90,000
      Dec: 210,000
      January: 500,000+

      from decoding the serial number (according to XDA Developers users)

      Phone produced in Oct had serial#
      10000 19th of Oct, AUS8BK
      20000 USA
      60000 AUS
      70123 ATMOBK (t-mobile)

      Something like 70k devices produced in October

      73000 1-th AO2UBK (O2 UK model)
      75000 5-th AO2UBK
      80000 5-th AO2UBK
      85000 21-th (?) AUKGBK – strange,
      90000 9-th AUS8BK
      92000 10-th AUS8BK
      95000 – USA
      109000 – GER
      110000 – UK
      132000 – USA
      138000 – USA
      150000 – USA
      160000 – AUSGBK

      265133 14-th ADEUBK GERMANY
      266133 15-th AHKGBK Hong Kong
      267133 15-th AHKGBK Hong Kong
      268133 15-th ADEUBK GERMANY
      269133 15-th ADEUBK GERMANY
      270133 15-th ASWSBK SWS Switzerland (looks like around 500 units)
      271133 16-th AISRBK Israel
      272133 15-th ADEUBK Germany
      273133 15-th AHKGBK Hong Kong
      274133 15-th AHKGBK Hong Kong
      275133 15-th AHKGBK Hong Kong
      277133 17-th AHKGBK Hong Kong
      278133 17-th AHKGBK Hong Kong
      279133 16-th AMYSBK
      280123 17-th AMYSBK
      289000 18-th UK
      300123 19-th ADEGBK
      305112 19-th ACA8BK
      306000 28-Oct (?) AUSGBK, 211KPPB306000 “csn” is also very different from the “surroundings”
      306001 8-Oct AUSGBK 211KPHG306001 esnoutgodate=null >>Never shipped?
      306009 4-th Dec AUSGBK 212KPHG306009 esnoutgodate=null
      306010 19-th AUS8BK 212KPYR306010 esnoutgodate=null
      306020 19-th AUS8BK esnoutgodate=null
      314001 19-th AFRGBK
      314002 19-th ADEGBK
      314050 19-th ADEGBK
      314123 19-th ADEGBK
      315112 19-th ADE8BK
      319123 20-th ADEGBK
      320123 20-th ADEGBK
      321123 20-th AAUGBK
      325112 20-th AUSGBK
      330123 20-th AUSGBK
      340123 21-th ACAGBK
      350123 22-th AUS8BK
      360123 26-th AUSGBK
      365123 27-th AUS8BK
      370123 27-th AUSGBK
      374110 28-th AUSGBK

      January 2013
      375110 2-th AUS8BK
      377110 3-th ASFRBK
      381110 2-th ASFRBK
      385110 3-th AGBRBK GBR “UNITED KINGDOM” – a new retailer? Play store was a AUKGBK
      390110 3-th AUSGBK
      395110 4-th AUSGBK
      399110 3-th ATMOBK
      400110 4-th AUSGBK
      406110 4-th AUSGBK
      445110 9-th ATMOBK
      450110 9-th ATMOBK
      451110 8-th ANEUBK “EUROPE OPEN” – something new
      455110 8-th ANEUBK
      456110 8-th ACAGBK CANADA_OPEN
      461110 8-th ATMOBK
      463110 8-th ADEGBK
      465110 8-th ADEGBK
      467110 9-th ADEGBK
      469110 9-th ADEGBK
      471110 9-th ATMOBK
      474110 9-th ATMOBK
      476110 9-th ATMOBK
      479110 9-th AUS8BK
      482110 9-th ATMOBK
      485110 10-th AUKGBK “UNITED KINGDOM_OPEN”
      487110 10-th AUKGBK
      489110 10-th AUKGBK
      491110 10-th AAVCBK VIDEOTRON – seems to be a Canadian telco?
      493110 10-th ADEUBK
      495110 10-th ADEUBK
      497110 10-th AISRBK
      499500 10-th AUKGBK
      502035 11-th AUSGBK
      507035 11-th AUSGBK
      512035 11-th AUS8BK
      513035 11-th AUS8BK

      650986 – 18th of January
      752,xxx – 22nd of January

      834,xxx – 27nd of January

      933,xxx -30th of January

      • Joey

        Why is this garbage posted on every Nexus 4 post?

    • le_lutin

      It’s still available to buy through the play store in the UK, 24 hours after it went on sale.

    • jeremy

      Still here in Canada too.. Of course I bought an Optimus G. :-(

      • http://www.facebook.com/dander.mcsullivan D’Ander McSullivan

        You better don’t bro…

    • jeremy

      Think I may just buy one too. Lol

    • Cazman

      No it lasted longer than 20 minutes (as per the source article)
      I got mine 40 minutes after it went on sale, and stock lasted a lot longer.

    • GadgetLover

      I dont knw y google is not presenting this in India m jus trying to buy it from other countries bt still unable coz whn eve ma known went on store it is olready out of stock if sum one there help me out drop me a line on Gagan997@gmail.com
      m totally Dissappointed :( :’(

    • Anton Martin

      20 minutes, that’s an eternity, here in Spain it only lasted 9 minutes

    • wwizzard

      No it lasted much longer than that I purchased at 8:20 and I got dispatch notice last night :)