March 20, 2013
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LG Nexus 4

There is some good news for those of you in the UK who have been trying to get your hands on a Nexus 4. Google has taken delivery of a new batch of the phones and they are now officially in stock. According to the Google Play store delivery is now 3 to 5 days. The 8GB version of the phone, made by LG on Google’s behalf, is £239, while the 16GB version costs  £279.00.

The Nexus 4 has been a great success for Google, so much so that it has had supply and demand problems! All over the world the phone appears in stock and then shortly disappears again as enthusiastic users snap up the current batch. The device is highly coveted. Its amazing price point plus the great Android experience along with some excellent hardware makes its popularity understandable. Another key point is that the Nexus 4 is just pure, unadulterated Android. No extra user interfaces added on top, something that companies like Samsung and HTC love to do. This is Android as Google intended!

The magic pricing, experience and hardware combination in the Nexus 4 has caught LG off guard and the company admitted last year that “demand via the Play Store has been very high.” Likewise in January, Google’s CEO Larry Page acknowledged that there was a problem in meeting demand for the phone, however he said that solving the phone shortage problem is a top priority Google.

Did you buy a Nexus 4? Let me know what you think of it by leaving a comment below.

 

Gary Sims
Gary has been a tech writer for over a decade and specializes in open source systems. He has a Bachelor's degree in Business Information Systems.He has many years of experience in system design and development as well as system administration, system security and networking protocols. He also knows several programming languages, as he was previously a software engineer for 10 years.
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