Google Nexus 4 Sold Out Within An Hour At US Google Play Store
Google’s newest smartphone, the Nexus 4 from LG, sold out within its first hour in the U.S. The unlocked phone was only available through Google’s online Play store.
The Nexus 4 costs $299 for the 8 GB model and $349 for the 16 GB model. Google now prompts you to input your email address in order to get updates on when the phone will be available again.
The price is right too. At $299, the Nexus 4 costs about half as much as an unlocked iPhone.
It’s unclear how many phones Google had to sell, but it surely didn’t expect this kind of demand.
[quote]”There’s been so much interest for the Nexus lineup that we’ve sold out of some of our initial stock in a few countries,” the Nexus team said in a post at Google+ social network.[/quote]
“We are working hard to add more Nexus devices to Google Play in the coming weeks to keep up with the high demand.” At a starting price of $299 for smartphones not bound to particular carriers, and therefore unsubsidized by telecom companies, Nexus 4 models were deemed a bargain at half the price of similarly “unlocked” iPhones from Apple.
“Nexus 4 is the new smartphone from Google,” the Play store page said. “With cutting edge hardware, the latest version of Android, and the best Google apps – Nexus 4 puts the world’s information at your fingertips.”