New Nexus 4 batch shipping to U.S. early buyers, smartphone still out of stock in Play Store

by: Chris SmithNovember 20, 2012

LG Nexus 4

The Nexus 4 is the latest Google pure Android smartphone in town and the device is selling like hot cakes in various markets. At the same time, we’ll note that we have no idea how many of those cakes Google and LG produced in their initial batch, as neither company announced Nexus 4 sales numbers for the launch week.

We’ll also remind you that Google managed to annoy early Nexus 4 buyers, by telling some of them that their new toys will ship in up to three weeks instead of the expected 3-5 business day initial shipping estimate.

Obviously Google wasn’t able to make sure that everyone that ordered a Nexus 4 in the first minutes after launch will get the smartphone in a timely manner and we have no idea why that happened.

We can tell you though that a new batch of fresh Nexus 4 units is shipping to consumers and should reach their homes in the very near future. According to Phandroid, shipping confirmation emails have been sent to Nexus 4 buyers that purchased the device “three minutes after it went live in the Play Store,” had their orders confirmed, but have never received a following shipping email.

We have no idea whether international Nexus 4 buyers in similar situations are also receiving such emails, and we have no idea whether all existing Nexus 4 orders will be honored in the following days. But we’re certainly going to keep you updated.

As for Nexus 4 availability, the device is still out of stock, one week after being officially launched.

  • cmon google let me give you my money!

  • vijju

    It is really ridiculous to note that still googlehas no spine to say as to how they
    are going to respond to public demand. Shame on you google and let this last forever on you

  • mark beckford

    I have my money ready to buy!! But Google sure has no BALLS to even send out an reply or as to when a new BATCH will be available for purchase.. GOOGLE+NEXUS 4+LAUNCH=FAIL.

  • Barbicide

    I’m one of the poor bastards stuck in Limbo Lvl3 (no info besides a BO email). Still waiting for some idea of when I will get my phone. Turn your shipping and ordering department over to a professional company Google. You obviously can’t handle it.

    • Janessa Todd

      I never got a BO email, but I too was stuck in limbo yesterday. I had sent them 2 emails, commented on one of their g+ posts, and even tried tweeting at them, and never heard anything. I finally called around 3:30pm PST yesterday. Within 3 hours I’d gotten my shipping confirmation, and I really don’t feel like it was coincidence. My advice is to give them a call. I purchased mine at 8:36am PST. Not only did I get a confirmation, they shipped it next day air; it just went out last night but I’m getting it today.

    • Janessa Todd

      And I should mention, when I called “Shermane” told me “It’s a good thing you called. We just found out that everyone who bought their phones last Tuesday will get them tomorrow (now today).” That struck me as very odd.

      • Barbicide

        I got that message last night (been following the drama on Androidcentral forums). This roll out was for everyone without Back Order emails. Anyone who didn’t get a shipping notice last night/early this morning is still shit out of luck.

        • Janessa Todd

          Dumb. What time did you buy?

  • Dapsy

    Discovered that this phone I have been wanting so badly may lack the OTG… I guess that kills it totally for me…
    Back to the Note 2…

  • palo

    Come the hell on I’m level 3 backordered til the next batch!!! Got backorder email Monday morning ordered & went through on Tuesday the 13th & still nothing !!!