Google stops selling 16GB Nexus 4 in the UK and Germany — for now

by: Bams SadewoDecember 17, 2012


The Nexus 4 shortage and its delayed shipments have forced one Google UK exec to submit his apologies to thousands of customers who have been subjected to the inconvenience, which he puts down to the “scarce and erratic” supplies of the latest Nexus handset from LG.

The problems are clearly far from being resolved, as once again, the Nexus 4 is no longer available for order from Google Play Store in the UK and Germany.

Of course, we’re talking about the 16GB Nexus 4, which is now listed as “Sold out” on the online store. The 8GB variant was sold out in less than a day after Google opened the second round of sales close to two weeks ago. Meanwhile,  customers who have successfully ordered the Nexus 4 with 16GB storage before the gate was shut have to wait 5-6 weeks — and possibly more — to get the phone.

Now, let’s hear it from UK and German peeps – have you received news from Google about the shipping date of the Nexus 4? Are you hopeful that Google will let customers order the phone once more and stick to the promised shipment?

  • Timo

    I ordered my N4 on december, 4 in the german Play Store. The delivery was announced as ‘1-2 weeks’ and indeed the phone was delivered within 10 days.

    • KaiserJay

      Congrats – mine was ordered the same date on the UK store, but they’ve changed my order to December 15th and still haven’t delivered it :(

  • opa

    Holywood can make a movie about this EPIC FAIL by Google with Nexus 4 :)

  • Pete Martin

    ordered mine on the 4th in the UK, received an email saying the order was now on the 15th??! emailed Google with my order number and they say it will be shipped sometime after the 19th??! weird.

  • My was meant to be delivered within 3-5 working days, 8 days have passed and I contact Google and they couldn’t say when I would get the phone and that my order was still in “processing/pending” status.
    So I’ve decided to cancel my order. F*ck Google.

    • wilks79

      Atta’ boy. Go buy an iPhone, tough guy.

  • Kevin

    Ordered mine on 4th December with 3-5 day delivery…. still nothing! Order still says order received on 4th December, but nothing has changed since then. Got the email today saying it will be shipping this week… I’m getting it delivered to work and finish on friday possibly even thursday so it has until then until I cancel the order.

  • Atakan Onol

    Guys, there is a difference between shipping and ordering. 3-5 days means it will be in your hands in 3-5 days AFTER it is shipped, not when you order it. Anyways, mine should be coming tomorrow. it just departed from lousiville kentucky

  • wilks79

    I ordered mine (in US) with a quote of 2-3 weeks. I got the phone 8 days later, so it seems like the quoted shipping time frames are a little exaggerated (hopefully). I also ordered the bumper and got that in about 3 days.