The latest ‘Google phone’, the LG-made Nexus 4, sold out within minutes of going on sale in regions including Australia, Europe and the U.S. but Android fans in the latter region who missed out in the initial sales run are being offered a second bite at the cherry.
In an email sent out today to people who registered to be notified when the Nexus 4 smartphone came back in stock, Google says the device will be back in stock on the U.S. version of the Play Store — kicking off from 12:00 noon PST today.
The email reads: “Nexus 4 will be available for purchase later today! Order yours from Google Play starting today, November 27 at 12:00 noon PST (U.S. only).”
It’s unclear exactly how many (i.e. few) Nexus 4 smartphones were made available for sale globally during the initial run — or in this second wave — as Google and LG have declined to comment on the quantity of available units.
The phone originally went on sale on November 13. Earlier this month Google began directing U.S. shoppers to T-Mobile’s website for Nexus 4 stock — but hours after doing so that outlet was sold out of the device too.
Limited stock availability of the Nexus 4, coupled with strong demand, led to a planned launch into two European markets to be canned.
Most recently a software hack emerged for the device which enables an LTE radio that is not utilized for 4G to be enabled — allowing the Nexus 4 to surf at 4G speeds on some Canadian LTE networks.