Retailer Harvey Norman, the exclusive retail partner for the Google Nexus 4 in Australia, still has low stock problems with the device, which sold out in Australia on release day.
Ausdroid has managed to get hold of Colin Wright from Harvey Norman and, according to him, the stock problems are global and the next shipment is expected at the end of this month.
That’s why the company has taken the smartphone off its website, no longer taking pre-orders (even if some stores will allow you to make one). Estimated deliveries for current pre-orders are estimated for the middle of April.
Wright had some good news, too. Momax cases are now available for the Nexus 4 and also, despite Harvey Norman selling the smartphone on an Optus contract, the operator won’t involved in the update process.
If you want to get it SIM-free, though, the 8 and 16 GB versions were available in the Australian Google Play Store at the time this article was written. The page states that both devices would ship until March 29.
I think that the demand is totally understandable. The pure Android experience, coupled with some great hardware, makes the LG-made Google Nexus 4 a very coveted device.
Do you prefer a device running Android in its ‘pure’ state, or would you rather go for a manufacturer’s interface?
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I’m yet to find a ui I prefer then stock, touch wiz is probably a distant second