Not only is the Nexus 4 out of stock with most retailers, Google included, but its predecessor has reached end-of-life with Verizon.

So if you were planning to purchase an affordable on-contract Galaxy Nexus from Big Red to make up for the Nexus 4 scarcity, you may have a tough time following through with your plan.

After being launched in very-late 2011 – much later than Android fans expected it to hit Big Red – the device quickly became the handset of choice for plenty of Android users that wanted access to Google’s latest Android version.

We have no idea how many Galaxy Nexus units Verizon sold to date, although we do know the number is not comparable with other Android more popular devices and that it’s minuscule when pitted against iPhone sales, at least according to Samsung.

If there’s one reason to be annoyed with Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus though, is the fact that the carrier managed to screw up the timeliness of the Android updates the Galaxy Nexus was supposed to receive.

What handset will you be moving to from the Galaxy Nexus?

  • I had this phone for awhile. It was a great device, but the radios were horrible…bad connectivity. Battery life was atrocious as well.

  • 750,000+ already

    As of January 22nd, the 752,000th device have been produced according to XDA-Developers poster who poke the serial number on LG database.

    October: 70,000 devices produced
    November: 90,000
    Dec: 210,000
    January: on track for 550,000+ (385,000 as of January 22nd)

    Which mean that LG is ramping up production in a very big way. But it could take up to 14-20 days from getting from production line to your house.

    Example from post #338 on XDA-Developers [INFO] LG Nexus 4 Production Date and Place Identification thread

    Bought: 19-01-2013 (MediaMarkt Germany webshop)
    Received: 22-01-2012
    S/N 301K (Korea, January 2013) 413xxx
    HW version: rev_11

    it was the 413,xxx Nexus 4 produced (around January 3-4th). Which took about 17-18 days to deliver to Germany

    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
    419110 5-th AUSGBK
    420110 6-th ADEGBK
    422110 6-th ADEGBK
    423110 5-th ATMOBK
    430110 5-th ATMOBK
    435110 5-th ATMOBK

    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
    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

    here are some posts from that thread on XDA-Developers that might be of interest

    posted on January 13th

    notice the 577,000 figure. It is the line or production number, showing that phone was the 577,000th device made.


    And on January 22nd:

    Probably out of the LG database by poking at the serial numbers.

    Yup. Poking away.
    BTW, over 752K…

  • Jarrod Bush

    Galaxy S IV

  • williamworlde

    As at today, I’m just starting month 3 with the GNex only to understand my Canadian carrier is making the N4 available in February. But that’s OK; I love this device!

    My Battery Monitor Widget Pro app (first tried to ensure I liked/it worked well, then bought) tells me that it’s been on for 24 hours and that I’ve used it for 4 hours. I know I’ve surfed quite a bit, as well as used Flipboard, Mail (Exchange), Calendar, Playstore (including program updates) and some other apps extensively, so I think that’s pretty decent usage. Not speaking strictly empirically, I don’t think my iP 3GS was much better, if so, than this larger-screened more powerful device.

    I’ll stick with this perhaps for my 2-year contract until I gain a greater appreciation for Android, he said as he types this comment on his Windows 8 11.6″ touchscreen notebook. (I decided on the notebook format as I believe the W8 tablets will be much, MUCH better by holiday season 2013.) Hmmm…..

  • jOHN

    just walked into a Target store here in Naples Florida and they have a handful of these phones in stock for 50$! Anyone recommend I go with this over the Nexus 4? My Verizon plan is 79$ after taxes, unlimited talk & text with 1GB; i’m a real estate agent, near wifi most of the time, maybe use 500mb/month, so I really don’t need much data. No time for surfin the web. I’d ove to be contract free, but seems like no one has their Nexus4 phones insured & I need insurance. Which brings my next question…does Asurion still have the G.Nex for replacements? Or are they outta stock too? Yes I know the phone’s older, but I buy technology a year or two after the hype. Thanks!