Nexus 4

Nary a moment too soon, word in our Nexus 4 forums is that another batch of the hard-to-buy (and harder-to-ship, apparently) smartphone is on its way to the good boys and girls. The phone's still sold out on Google Play, both in the 8- and 16-gigabyte versions, as are the rubber bumpers. (Interesting, though, is that it's saying we've reached our limit for bumper purchases, not that they're sold out. Apparently we're consider bumper horders or something.)

Anyhoo. Be on the lookout for a shipping e-mail if you haven't gotten on already.

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smooth3006 says:

almost considered getting one but now that my tmobile note2 has aokp /cm10 im pretty content.

cjbrigol says:

How functional is the S-pen on that setup?

smooth3006 says:

i don't really use the pen but it does work.

cjbrigol says:

I love using it with S note which is why this is the first phone I haven't switched to CM ASAP...still want to tho...oh well.

crxssi says:

For me, it is simply not an option until they either add an SD card slot or offer a model with a reasonable amount of storage (32/64). Let's hope...

hmmm says:

Probably never going to happen. This is a developer device and developers don't need any of that.

Glerp says:


millas says:

This has been discussed many time .. The reason why it has no SD is to avoid the entire problem of running out of space for apps and since not all apps support being installed on SD it becomes a problem ... and for the price i can settle for 16GB, heck even 8GB since i count with cloud storage

crxssi says:

Yes, it has been discussed many times. And the issues still remain.

1) SD does not create problems with apps because JB doesn't support apps on the SD card anyway... but that still leaves space for everything else that is big.

2) "Cloud" is not under the user's control and does not assure availability, security, nor privacy.

3) "Cloud" does not work when there is no signal.

4) "Cloud" can be miserably slow.

It is almost 2013; adding additional storage is *CHEAP* and no doing so is just stupid and restricting, SD slot or not.

Albert62 says:

STFU! Damn...

John-Smith says:

Pshhh!!! Look at this guy... Being all logical and correct. What a loser.

drguru says:

Hey by all means,
please find me another device that is as powerful with the extra bells and whistles for that price?

You either buy it or not.

Its a pretty simple concept.

bbdub says:

Nice! I ordered mine on Dec. 4th so hopefully lots of orders placed before mine will get theirs so I can get mine shipped soon. It is sad how much I check Google Play for a status change on my order! Congrats to everyone that gets their Nexus shipped out!

Karrott9 says:

Ordered mine the same day, and check everyday as well. Wait is painful...

Rogix89 says:

December 6th order here. Still waiting for word. Maybe the new year will bring me some luck :)

So not to long after posting this my order Changed from the 6th to Dec 28th and my account has been charged :)

nena_p says:

Mine too!, my order was December 1st and now it says Dec 28th. But i haven't received any shipment confirmation yet, and my order status still has pre-ordered D:

wilderthing says:

I am actually really glad Google botched the nexus 4 launch, it made me realize how good my s2 is and made me love it. Saved allot of money. Of course, I hope every one else gets there order quick. Heck I will probably buy a nexus 4 in 6 months or an s3 for a business phone, but still can't decide.

b00gymann says:

Just looked and I got my shipping confirmation and UPS tracking number at 1:03AM PST. Cool beans.

rko1212 says:

good for u ... i ordered on the 10th still no shipping info :(

dprice95 says:

Mine is showing shipped! Ordered Nov.30th. But its showing the bumper sold out.

Ryan P says:

They charged my card, so my fingers are loosely crossed... It's been weird to have a bumper without the phone.

HKain7 says:

Same here. Everyday I stare at the Bumper, and Invisible Shield screen protectors I got for my phone and wonder when it is going to ship.


You seem to be much smarter than anyone else here!

You think the charge going through means shipment is only moments away?

I see my card was charged at 12:01:58 today.

J Vroom

drguru says:

Should be no more than a pending charge.

Google Ships out with the Charge, if any problems were to happen with the order. Your pending charge would fall off shortly after.

nena_p says:

My card was charged too!, and im hoping to receive a shipment confirmation soon :(

Didn't you guys say on a recent podcast that you didn't think these kind of shipping/not-shipping posts were newsworthy...?

sublimaze says:

It may not be newsworthy to anyone that did not order it or already has one. But to everyone still waiting for their N4, it is definitely newsworthy.

That's not my point. They made a point of saying, in reply to a criticism that they weren't making these kind of posts, that they didn't think these kind of posts were of value.

I may or may not agree that there is value or not, I'm just pointing out that they're now doing something they recently said they wouldn't be doing.

Pyched says:

I was very close to getting my nexus 4 shipped,unfortunately I my bank didn't allow the charge to go through, so my order say put on hold. After I got everything cleared up with the bank, I called Google, and I was told that my order had gone through, but that it would take up to 6 weeks to ship bc they were out of stock. In other words, it seems like I was sent to the back of the line.

opjones says:

Can you please give us a heads up when the Nexus 10's go back on sale, thanks

blp72 says:

Check with Staples or WalMart online. They are selling the 32GB model!!!

opjones says:

I checked a few out locally with no luck

blp72 says:

Me too, however, I found two at a Walmart approximately 30 miles away and was able to hook up.I found them through the WalMart App. It located them, I called and verified they were in stock, and wahla! Very Nice Tablet by the way. One of the reviews complained about light bleed but I haven't experienced any. Must be an isheep! Good Luck!!

Jotokun says:

Same here... closest local place that has them in stock for me is about an hour and a half drive, and I"m not going through that for any electronic device due to the hassle it would cause if I needed to return/exchange it.

Google, y u no take our monies?

btmec says:

My local Walmart and Staples both have them in stock. Walmart had 4 in stock last time I was there.

hmmm says:

That photo makes the back look entirely black. It would look way better that way. Sorry off topic...

mrich70 says:

I think I will just wait until March. Hopefully the rush will have calmed down. Six weeks for shipping is ridiculous!

opjones says:

So either wait 6 weeks or 9 weeks until march, Brilliant!

MarkSeven says:

This phone should've came in a 32GB version. Don't bother with any explanations of why it doesn't. I already read enough excuses and none of them are good enough.. & the cloud is only good with a good signal & unlimited (or at least a significant amout of) data.

opjones says:


Cory S says:

Looking at the title...I didn't know there was a Nexus 4s out yet :)

BIGSimonR says:

Got an email yesterday that said it's been shipped, checked TNT's website this morning it said 'out for delivery' at 8 am, so waited in all day at 6 pm checked the website it said 'held in depot', then at 8 pm its changed to 'held awaiting customs clearance' so don't know when it will arrive.

pinbak says:

Mine changed to 28DEC12 too and my card was charged again! Only can mean one thing...I don't have to wait until the end of Jan!!! =) No shipping email yet, but what I am seeing is better than nothing!!

mawil1013 says:

Maybe some hope here for up to November 30th order dates. I received an email around 5-6 AM today (Friday: Dec. 28th)that my Nexus 4 16GB Had shipped out. The phone was ordered on Nov. 30th. We paid extra $ for two day shipping and the arrival will Monday.

Yippee to me!!

Subject: Your Google Play Order from Nov 30, 2012 Has Shipped
From: Google Play

Thank you.
Great news! Your order on Google Play has shipped. Track the status of your package UPS #xxxxxxxx. Note that it may take 24 hours for your tracking number to return any information.

chowdog13 says:

Ordered December 8th card charged today, google wallet still says pending but it must have shipped!

dman977 says:

Picked mine up from a T-Mobile store 40 minutes away. Good news is I got a 16GB Nexus 4, the bad news is I will be paying $500 for it plus I signed a contract.

citycrazed25 says:

WEll looks like all is true...card was charged last night, and this morning my shipping email was sent to me...Im soo happy, due to the fact that I sold my S3 a couple of weeks ago and now using a Sammy Vibrant...this phone is driving me crazy with al its bugs. I ordered on Dec 7th.

pinoku says:

UPS at my house I got mine!!!!

citycrazed25 says:

Did you choose next day shipping?

teletraan1 says:

Ordered Dec 3rd got the shipping confirmation yesterday. Scheduled delivery by Jan 4th. 5 week turn around.

Phascinate says:

Ordered on December 3rd, and was given a 5-6 week estimate.

Became depressed due to the fact that 3 more weeks felt like eternity.

Received shipping confirmation from Google randomly.

In a nutshell, I rejoiced.

I had placed order on 5th December. Still no news of the phone. Expected latest shipping date was 16th jan but even that is passed.