We would please like to buy a Nexus 4. 

Sincerely, Android Central.

There are 272 comments

InnerGeek says:


Whyzor says:

Google fails at understanding economics: Supply & Demand, and how pricing affects both. Also selling HW is not as easy as selling software. Finally how about a simple, take customer's money, put on wait list.

Yep, they sure left a bunch of money on the table with this one.

leon dylan says:

I just did that gave my money to google and they will send me a nexus 4 in 6 o 7 months!!!!!!!!

Stovicek says:


DWR_31 says:

The Google Gods have a plan.

Trust in the word and the word is Google.

Now you may say Amen.

I just looked now and it says the 8gig will ship in 6-7 weeks!! Wtf!!!!

leon dylan says:

One week is a month in tech world.

KSmithInNY says:

1) Add the phone to your play store shopping cart.
2) Set the quantity (1 or 2).
3) Press the "tab" button on your keyboard until the "proceed" button is highlighted.
4) Press and hold "enter". After a few seconds you'll be brought to the checkout screen.

You're welcome.

leon dylan says:

Thank you genius!!!

Oskiee says:

Seriously. I love google to hell and back. But shit yo, this is just stupid.

dtreo says:

You sound just like my grandmother.

Trav1sty says:

Wish my grandmother said "But shit yo, this is just stupid."

ineedme says:

Damn yes

imrewind says:

I wonder if I will receive my N4 this week as last e-mail stated?


I also got that email yesterday, but (and not trying to gloat) I did get my tracking email this morning.

imrewind says:

Hope you get it.

eli_ao5 says:

I received an email last week stating it was scheduled to deliver last week and then nothing all week. Yesterday I emailed them and got an email last night stating that it was scheduled to ship this week and I haven't gotten any tracking info.

pi$$ poor job by google....

Jester23 says:

Yeah... I agree. Such a piss-poor excuse for an online store.

marcus.plans says:

Google is trolling us!

Nasko says:

aaaah i hate this experience. driving me crazy. put the phone on amazon, watch and learn how this is done. :((((

fam617 says:


smirkis says:

im trying to buy a second one for the gf. cmon google!

LNWJ says:

It's like a replay of what I went through 2 weeks ago. Ugh. Good luck guys. :/

ju12zo says:

I was hoping the bumpers would be available again too...... let down :( I know I'm gonna break this fragile little dream machine

tejasoffroad says:

3rd time in cart and it wont let me proceed either

Premium1 says:

I feel bad for all the people who have to deal with this. I guess it's a good thing I am on verizon and don't have to deal with this.

Exergy says:

This seriously is a disaster. You'd think they would have learned at least a little bit. I wonder if they're going to keep us at this hold screen until everyone gives up.

deibed says:

lets get something straight, Hurricane Sandy was a disaster, this is just a screw up by Google, you seem to have rich people problems. stop crying

Totally uncalled for...


Johnbibbs says:

Agreed. Dear God, people will bitch and moan about anything. Grab a straw suck it up and order the damn phone when it's available. Not a single part of this is a disaster.

DWR_31 says:


As a Verizon customer you may not have to deal with this, but you have to deal with timely updates either.

Just saying....

Damn what a pain in the ass but I was able to get a 16GB after smashing the "proceed" button about 50 times in a row. I had it in my cart about 10 times but my frustration got me through. This is so sad though. Google should be able to do better than this. I cannot believe the bumper is still out of stock! Lets go Google! *UPDATE It has been working for alot of people as I originally posted in the thread. Don't leave the cart. Just hit proceed a bunch of times. Keep clicking. It will finally go through! Good luck!

Versed says:

Thanks, did what you did after I read your post and my order went through.

S_C_B says:

SMH. Get it together, Google.

vansmack says:

I had a Nexus 7 in my cart as a gift and was able to add a 16GB Nexus 4 without hassle at 11:59 PST. Don't know if that information will help others. Could have been a fluke with dumb luck for me, but I have a confirmation email and 1-2 week shipping time frame on the phone, 2-3 days on the Tablet.

I'm also a regular Google Wallet user so I didn't waste time adding any info.

I feel awful for the rest of you - I hope you all get one soon!

I dont get why UK has bumpers in stock but US doesn't?

It says that but they're not. I'm still waiting on mine from launch day and I'm told that it'll be shipped by the end of the first week in December

hankdu says:

I cancelled my order, got a cheap case instead.

gregmcph says:

I think there is some law of physics that states and a Nexus Phone and it's bumper cannot exist on the same online store at the same time.

afazel says:

Oh, were you buying 2 so I could have one?

Nasko says:

at least now it stays in my cart. won't let me proceed though.

ballison78 says:

This is making my iPhone5 look better and better.


No,your iPhone 5 still looks like shit lol jk jk =P

phor11 says:

It's certainly great hardware.
However, your wireless contract will probably make it look worse and worse over time.
$30 a month for unlimited text + ~10-18Mbps unlimited internet? Yes please.

ballison78 says:

I have mine on Straight Talk.

dongemus says:

Yeah because waiting in line for a phone is better than sitting home drinking a beer and hitting F5.


Nasko says:

and now its out of my cart again. this is insane. insane.

movielover76 says:

I'm taking breaks, this is completely absurd. I'm normally an extremely patient person

I wonder how many people have said, "Screw it, I'm getting the iPhone5" over this bullsh!t that Google is pullin'? The staff at Google or at least the clowns that run the Play Store site must not have read a single comment in the past two weeks on these blogs/forums to see the utter frustration their patrons are experiencing. What a fucking joke.

Nasko says:

They were on a long vacation for thanksgiving. they should fire the guy running this.

jyemenai says:

I was thinking the SAME thing. They're killing their own business with this.

sinistar25 says:

Having iPhones for 4 years, the "screw it" thought crossed my mind. Still hanging in there, but that unexciting iPhone5 comes to mind every time I see that "opps" bubble message lol.

kugreg says:

Again, had the nexus in my cart no less than 4 times, failed each and every time. GOOGLE FAIL. This is crazy and stupid. Google should know how to do this better, it is ridiculous that a company as big as google can't handle something so simple as selling things. Figure it out, or hire some people from Amazon.

bethel03 says:

I finally got mine ordered at 12:23 that was the worst buying experience of my life! Took 24 minutes, about 500 page refreshes and about 50 false attempts of adding the phone to the cart. Google should be ashamed of themselves...but then again I still gave them $400 of my money so maybe I should be ashamed of myself...ugh...

Exergy says:

I will not try again later! I will try again right now!

itsjose says:

>_< I should've bought one in the first run when I had the chance and not even bothered trying to ugprade through T-Mobile. LESSON LEARNED.

Ironzey says:

WHY!!!! F this, Where can I get a good deal on a Note 2 for T mobile?

davidb423 says:

I was able to get one 16 did nexus 4
clicking through the menus for 35 minutes!
eventually I realized like another poster here
just keep clicking on the proceed button
I mashed on it 50 times, didn't go back to another screen or try to add a bumper to my cart
finally went through
I will be amazed if it ships in 2 weeks though
very disappointed, who else can get the servers to handle something?
can't they do a pre-order? if apple can figure that out why not google?

Dan Goodes says:

Dear Android Central.

Get the hell over it. At least you had a chance at this new round of stock. Didn't even launch anywhere else on Earth.

So suck it up.
The rest of the world.

movielover76 says:

Don't be an ****
If you were sitting here for 45 minutes you'd be frustrated too.

Johnbibbs says:

His point stands though. It's only a phone, relax people.

Uncle Louie says:

Uhhhhh huh. Judging by ALL OF THE OTHER COMMENTS IN THIS POST, it's really just Android Central having the problem.


Go away Troll.


+9000 lol

JwK_ says:

Dear World.

You just didn't want it enough.

Ordered the 13th. I got a tracking number from the US store to my US forwarding service, out for delivery right now.


(yesyes, being an ass, sorry)

Alternative version:

Dear Continental Europe etc.

A lot of tech savvy countries have to wait until our normal tech stores get stock. like. 2014.
We're trying to get over it.

King of the North.

PWC Realtor says:

The problem too is that when you try to add an item to the cart ane that fails it still adds the item to the cart. By the time I was able to view my cart I had two 16GB models in my cart. Adjusted for one then went to proceed to checkout and BOOM FAIL.

Good thing I have a GNex to hold me over.

SumthinMynur says:

Site is down at present

harryzwd says:


Nasko says:

no i am getting sold out on both. if the optimus g had an unlocked bootloader i would go for it right now.

philly nitro says:

Looks like no matter what you try to order its having issues even chromebooks
called google customer service they comfirmed traffic is causing issues shock right, how can GOOGLE not be able to handle the traffic.

HAAS599 says:

Got mine on launch day. Got another today. whats so special about my computer?

rvinny says:

its manned by a douchebag
(sorry, had to vent somewhere)

punitanasazi says:

Keeps popping in and out of stock!! Shows Sold Out one second and Add to Cart the next. I got it in the cart about 10 times, still no luck with processing the order. i wish they would just let us back-order and forget about it, this is frustrating to say the least!!

When you have it in cart don't leave. Keep hitting proceed. Yellow banners will show saying it is not going through but keep hitting it. Then you will see a payment window pop up eventually

jonesdavide says:

That is what I did, and just kept clicking proceed. Eventually after alot of rapid fire clicking, I got a Captcha window to verify I was a human. Then it took me back to my cart and I rapid fired clicked until it proceeded to the next page for me to choose Google Wallet and submit my payment info.

greatgoogly says:

I think it's quite clear that Google has managed to arrive at an intersection of storefront incompetence and arrogance. It's not just that the process is broken, it's that they have no apparent concern that it is broken. This is a continuation of the failed Nexus 7 launch over the summer where pre-orders didn't ship until at a week after the product was in B&M storefronts. No statements from Google admitting a problem, no apparent progress towards fixing the situation, in fact they seem to have gotten worse. I kind of wonder after this if Google will just drop the Nexus line of devices and simply decide they don't have the stomach to sell the devices directly to the customer.

Nasko says:

i am convinced that google play with devices selling is a prelude to an all out competition to amazon, sellling all kind of junk. But right now i feel like they are a decade behind i technology.

rkhaudio says:

Just awful, 40 minutes of wasted time, had it in my cart at least 10 times and then disappeared. Google is lost in this experience and so am I, will try one more time in a few hours.

rkhaudio says:

Finally, got one at 4:45 pm, says 2 - 3 week ship time.

rvinny says:

I loved my Nexus One and after a 2yr hiatus, I want back in. Having a terrible reunion however. Seems like they still half ass everything commercial. Not sure which is worse, the Apple teet or Google's abandonment.

I got mine...

Trick I used was open 3 browsers (they gotta be 3 different ones (IE, FF and Chrome) so the sessions are not the same) then just keep trying...took 13 min.

Don't worry i dropped the others outa my cart for yall after i got through.

First world problems... :)

i cant get the yellow banner to stop!

Nasko says:

So are they sold out now? I that's all i am getting :(

samagon says:

Google posts trollface.gif, you mad bro?

deltatux says:

... While us Canadians are drinking beer raging that it didn't even bother coming North...

eljedo says:

+1 on that one. I was so excited to see the email this morning saying it would be available at noon PST, then the little part that said US only. I'm surprised Canada sold out so fast the first time, must have been very limited stock.

You're lucky you got an email. Hopefully, it's coming to Canada in a few days since I missed out on the first batch of the 30 minute early launch. 12:00 they say. liars. ugh.

Dramer77 says:

i cant get throught either, this is BS.. i took my lumia 920 back to get one..

db0311 says:

Google - FAIL!!!!

mmaestro says:

45 minutes of trying, got to click to add to my cart 6 times, saw the cart twice, got server errors every time I tried to check out. And now it looks like they're gone.
I should send Google a bill for my time they wasted.

dbareis says:

If you are going to not allow preorder in blocks (so *not* first in best dressed) and therefore require people to wait around pressing F5 (already loading the server up) and then open the store the SYNCRONISED orders will kill it for sure. Don't know why anyone is surprised, could easily be predicted by Google...

Of course by not allowing preorder Google don't know if they have enough ready either.

kymoon says:

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have so far had it in my cart 9 times, and I can't proceed with the checkout!!!!!! Totally ridiculous!!!

Exergy says:

I finally got one after 50 minutes of headache. I have multiple computers and browsers working on smashing that button. Surprisingly the one that went through was a Chrome window that I neglected for a while. I came back to it to give it another try, refreshed the page, device was still there, hit proceed, went through right away.

smooney3 says:

Finally got mine ordered. As a couple of others have said, if you can manage to get it in your cart, just keep clicking proceed until it actually does so. Don't leave or try to refresh the cart or it just deletes it and you'll have to start over.

hisownhero says:

That is the trick as others have said. Had success on Firefox.

masterpfa says:

Although we are still waiting in the UK, I purchased a Nexus 7 (or completed an order to be precise) and decided to include my order for a bumper at the same time as the tablet.

If my first experience was anything to go by, when I next attempt to purchase this phone I do not have any intentions of trying to add anything else to the basket to hinder any possible success in completing my order.

randyw says:

You can not even get to the Devices section now. Server is down.

finally got mine in after 1 hour of hell!

SgtMijo says:

sold out

C'mon all....take it easy on Google. It's not like they're a web company or something.

imrewind says:

I am not ordering one (again), but, it states 4 to 5 weeks delivery again.
What is going on?

this was more like a game than a purchase...

Finally got it!!! My mouse finger is going to fall off! I have no idea how many times I clicked proceed. It was funny, once the next screen came up I actually froze for a couple of seconds in disbelief.

If any other tech giant in the Bay failed like this heads would roll.

Clearly this is intentional.

smooney3 says:

So, who is going to start the petition for Google to replace all the ruined F5 keys?

mercado79 says:

The other message is:

"Oops, we had trouble processing your request. We're working on fixing the issue. Please try again later."

Or, invalid request. Or, the item has been removed from your cart because it is out of stock... And then you see it's back in stock. What the hell is this?

Oh and I forgot one more: "We're sorry, there was an error. Please try again later."

robmalt1 says:

Thanks Phil. Maybe they'll get the message?

movielover76 says:

Anyone else getting we had trouble processing your order? or just Due to high demand?

EVERYONE GET OFF!!! so i can buy mine! lol

Honestly, I'm taking my money elsewhere at this point. Ridiculous.

Eloquence says:

I got 2!!! YAY!! 3 parts luck - 1 part skills! :)

RedVagabond says:

Do the thing where you keep hitting process, even though it's grayed out. I had to hit it about 2.5 million times (rough estimate) but it finally put me through so i could enter payment info. I got confirmation and the whole 9. purchased a 16 gig :) Happy to be trying android out after being on WebOS and WP7 :)

georgema says:

This is a pretty poor showing on Google's part as this should have been resolved before the second launch was allowed to go ahead. Have one in my shopping cart and just going to keep on hitting proceed. Fingers crossed....!

Nasko says:

more than 1hour of clicking now and still nothing. now all i get is sold out on both models. I am beyond upset right now.

Dramer77 says:

just got off the phone with google, they said it was sold out in the first 5 minutes and that is why everyone is having these issues

jyemenai says:

Impossible. People above have stated they got it waaaay after five minutes.

menajemh says:

one hour trying to place my order and gives me the errors, my cart gets empty. this is the worst online experience i have ever experienced. this is not acceptable from a company like google. they need a sales team with experience. I'm thinking on buying a f**** blackberry now!!!!! or jump off brooklyn bridge might be better.

How to purchase a Nexus 4 phone during high traffic:

1. Refresh page in any browser until you can successfully add to cart. There is no trick to this.

2. Once you see the phone in your cart, do NOT click on anything. TAB over to the Proceed button and HOLD down the Enter button for several minutes (however long it takes) until the purchase goes through. In Firefox I saw the different "error" messages changing and popping up during this time. Just HOLD down enter until it goes through. Took me about 3 full minutes.

3. Enjoy knowing that you were able to purchase the phone.

Apparently in certain browsers spam-clicking the proceed button will also work.

menajemh says:

i'm like 20 minutes doing it, i give up

cynicist says:

Took me a full hour, but it works.

ultraviolet says:

You freakin rock! I spent 2 full hours of hitting proceed and just did your method and got it through in 2 minutes!

menajemh says:

also, how can they be sold out on an item that will be shipped in a week or 2?!!!!!!

eucarter says:

Hey Google needs to understand its user-base, Android it HOT and people want it! I'm ditching stale ios to go back. Please fix this Google.

Rich Misenti says:

I just completed my order. Upon having the phone in your cart, just spam the Proceed button 50 times!

samagon says:

shows in stock, just added to cart, it said it would ship when available. I am happy with my gnex though, so I removed it. Keep pounding F5 guys!

Cubfan says:

I got two, but the second was accidental. After trying for 45 minutes, I wasn't about to try and fix it. Don't imagine I'll have any trouble getting rid of the second one. :)

Barca365 says:

I will buy your second one if you want. This whole experience has been a nightmare! I have probably hit the refresh button over 1000 times and only made it to the checkout once before the site crashed. So frustrating!

Chris Avila says:

I kept clicking the "Proceed" button for 60 seconds straight and it let me through! I was able to order the 16GB model. I really hope Google doesn't deny these order requests now that they've made it through.

Cubfan says:

I got "shipping in 1-2 weeks." Is that the best? Or did some see a better message?

tejasoffroad says:

YAYYYY!!! YEAAAHHHHH!!! they took my money!!!! Finally, yup, just clicked proceed a thousand times. got the confirmation email. Now running around the house screaming that i got one. YAYYYY!!!!! good luck to everyone else.
Edit: got the 16gb and "1-2 weeks" for me too

Chris Avila says:

No money is taken until the order has been shipped. Read your receipt. I really hope these orders actually made it through :(

punitanasazi says:

doesnt even show up in my cart when i click add to cart now!!

dgdonovan says:

Google has unwittingly (or not) created a massive distributed denial of service attack on itself.

latouffe says:


Vangsterz says:


ballison78 says:

I am working up a sweat mashing this button.

rvinny says:

f it. I quit

sinistar25 says:

Just switched hands to take over the button mashing

ineedme says:

This is just ridiculous

movielover76 says:

I give up for now, I've already wasted an hour and a half of my life

kawzie says:

Does not make sense that they wouldnt just take peoples money and put them in line. GET WITH IT GOOGLE!

MbTurner1977 says:

The worlds largest search engine. You would think they could keep up with the demand. Im so pissed!!! Im almost ready to just spend my money somewhere else. I would be fine with them at least being able to take my order but no they cant even do that.

dwhall says:

Galaxy Note 2 for me I am thinking... Done dealing with Googles crap.

MbTurner1977 says:

I feel the same way. I have been waiting for a new phone and now I cant get it.

kawzie says:

I recently just got the Note 2... awesome phone, highly recommend it.

will_solo says:

Google Play is currently experiencing very high traffic. Nexus 4 is not sold out and will still be available for purchase. Please try again shortly. Thank you for your patience.

Just got this message...

dgdonovan says:

Yeah, just got the same message.

kawzie says:

yah same here....

sinistar25 says:

Same, just came up

iowabeakster says:

Hey a new error message. I was getting tired of the other three. Gotta love variety.

And now I'm also getting a google wallet error pop-up on occasion.

i'll take it as progress. :)

Mobius360 says:


Just so disappointing and a waste of time.

Jeremy626 says:

google is pretty shit.
multi billion dollars and can't even SELL SHIT on their site?
are you fkn kidding me???????

MbTurner1977 says:

I just got this message. "Google Play is currently experiencing very high traffic. Nexus 4 is not sold out and will still be available for purchase. Please try again shortly. Thank you for your patience."

ncsu4life says:

what a ridiculous buying experience. for anyone other than hardcore android adopters Google will lose the average Joe who has heard about this phone and then tries to purchase one. which is a shame since this is such a nice phone.

sinistar25 says:

Says high traffic and N4 are not sold out....hope it doesn't mean that by the time the traffic is fine, they'll be sold out by then lol.

mech1164 says:

As much as I wanted this. I'm so glad I have my GSM Gnex now. I'll be back in May after IO and get this then.:-)

Oskiee says:

Has anyone managed to order one?

Nasko says:

So does this mean that the 8gb version will be delivered this year or is it still 4-5weeks out? That's the only reason why i have the 16gb in my cart right now.

helladd says:

I give up! (for now) congrats for the winners :P

miller7796 says:

Holy shit, I finally got my order placed. Used Firefox and tabbed over to the proceed button. Held down enter for about 10 minutes. Wallet took forever to load, but it eventually went through and I have an order number. Now to wait...

movielover76 says:

I was afraid they'd temporarily ignore my requests for Dos attacking them if I did this, but it actually worked. Thanks so much.

Now to get a beer and forget this disaster, two hours of clicking a button to buy a phone grr.

miller7796 says:

No kidding, I was worried the entire time that I would be locked out of my account for spam.

clintbrown15 says:

If you go back to Google Play now, there is a disclaimer at the top which says that the Nexus 4 is not sold out and that Google Play is just seeing a lot of site traffic. Most of you need to just relax with all of the dramatic #FAIL comments. Whether you buy it today or not, Google will still sell tons of these phones.

ballison78 says:

I managed to order an 8GB, I wanted the 16 but this is better than nothing. I now have very sore fingers and a worn out clicker.

sinistar25 says:

I think a Walmart checkout line does a better job than this lol.

altonova1 says:

OMG! GOT MINE! I had 1 chrome window, 1 incognito window, 1 IE window, 1 in-private window and held the enter button on the "Proceed" button for 2 minutes on each page and rotated around. FINALLY got my order in after 2 HOURS!

jyemenai says:

FINALLY, I have it. Decided to keep trying after the latest message saying they weren't sold out. I had done the "Spam Proceed!" method for the past hour and half with no results (even went so far as to use my laptop and home desktop, no luck). I was going to let it go, but of course I had to try again. Spammed Proceed and... BAM. Just waiting on the confirmation email. Good luck to everyone else (and me, 'cause it still might not go through, smh)

jonnytbegood says:

After trying for nearly an hour and a 45 and feeling hopeless, I was able to order one. Keep at it guys...keep on clicking (or entering) that proceed button!! Fingers crossed for everybody!!!

Nexuslover27 says:

"Due to high demand"? they're kidding right? How about "Due to our ineptitude,..."

Have been trying for a couple of hours now, still no luck!

jyemenai says:

Well, there's three "I got one!" comments back-to-back. I think a lot of people gave up, so if you want one, now is the time to try!

Nexuslover27 says:

Yeah, fair enough. I'm still trying of course. I'm outside and forgot my USB mouse at home though, clicking a trackpad mercilessly is hard!

jyemenai says:

I was just getting off work as the phone was back in stock. I tried to order it from the Play Store on my Kyocera Hydro on my way home... smh. I know how you feel lol

Nexuslover27 says:

Lol....I finally got one now! Seeing the order confirmation was worth the effort.

henryr934 says:

just order mine keep triying

PWC Realtor says:

anyone else feel that the line on the Play store about Nexus 4s not being sold out is just to pacify the angry mob?

RHFlorida says:

I tried since before noon PST and had two in my cart several times, kept hitting the proceed button, etc., etc. My wife did the same, and we have been at it the whole time. We decided to change tactics and only put one in each cart. Within a few minutes we each had one.

jonnytbegood says:

I highly recommend using the ENTER button at the "proceed" option folks!

ultraviolet says:

I second that!

stella_s55 says:

+1 - It really does work!

CoolBeit says:

Can't believe everyone is putting themselves through this. Give it a month and there will be plenty to go around.

hmmm says:

Better this than listening to people bitch all month long about theirs getting put on backorder because Google sold too many.

iowabeakster says:

2 hours later... purchase! Success!

I am glad I don't to the black Friday thing... this was close enough. My wife is gonna be excited with her new phone!

youareme7 says:

it's looking like they're finally starting to get a handle on the traffic, it's not slowing down at all for me anymore. Now they just need to bring the bumper back and start selling that awesome orb!! for such a highly touted feature you'd think they would have those for sale by now too...

blobpet says:

I was able to get through by doing the hold-down-enter-key trick. I didn't even remember about the sale until 40 minutes after it started.

masterpfa says:

Latest message on the web site

Google Play is currently experiencing very high traffic. Nexus 4 is not sold out and will still be available for purchase. Please try again shortly. Thank you for your patience.

kawzie says:

wtfffff, still cant get an order through.

still showing:
Due to high demand, your order could not be processed. Please try again later.

kmcochran says:

Holey Crickey! I just tried that hold down enter key trick and it worked! I got a payment method box!!! Let's hope I really got a phone!!!

The Rambler says:

Still not able to order it... but on a positive note the N4 stays in my cart. Progress?

Nexuslover27 says:

If it is staying in the cart that's a good need to go absolutely wild on the Proceed button. Google seems to have gotten a handle on the whole thing - only a matter of time...keep at it!

se1000 says:


phositadc says:

ROFLMAO finally got through at 5:26!

BTW, so the order page says "1-2 weeks." But the little message on the website said, "Nexus 4 is still in stock, but play store is just experiencing heavy traffic. Keep trying."

What's the truth? Is it in stock currently? Or will it be in stock in 1-2 weeks?

Rajat Sharma says:

got it...the hold enter thing worked for me

Rajat Sharma says:

and i ordered from india using my friend z comng here ds christmas nd i wanted nexus really ordered from here using his card

impulse101 says:

Phil is the same guy who told us all that there is no ZOOM function in the new GMAIL app, lol

bahaha says:

Another success with holding down enter while the proceed button is selected. After numerous attempts I held the button down for a minute or so, got tired and checked another tab, then when I switched back I had the google wallet prompt. Confirmation email received.

Never again...until the nexus 5.

dwhall says:

Finally went through... When it will show up? I just do not know lol

JayMarbles says:

Are you still suppose to see "Due to high demand, your order could not be processed" when you hold down the enter key? When I hold down the enter key I don't see any messages.

bahaha says:

You should see the error message, make sure proceed is highlighted when you're holding down enter. You'll have to hit tab a bunch of times to cycle through different elements of the page until it's highlighted.

JayMarbles says:


vijayd says:

Thanks a lot guys. Hold down the Enter key worked like charm. I got a email receipt from Google wallet.

Scamx02 says:

Yes I got mine (16g) thanks to guy for the tip that hold the enter key, it works

maxnicks says:

I ordered 6 in the first batch. I've received five. For the other I received the email. My cuz ordered four this morning with no issues.

jyemenai says:

Six...? WHy so many?

Lazo7 says:

Can any explain the enter key trick!!???

bahaha says:

Once you're on the cart page hit tab and different elements of the page will be highlighted. Hit tab until proceed is highlighted and then hold down enter. You'll get the yellow error message at the top but just keep holding.

vijayd says:

When Nexus shows in cart with "Proceed" button instead of clicking it, press 'TAB' key and move the focus keyboard focus to the "Proceed" button. Press and hold your "Enter" key for some time and let it go. After a few minutes, a pop-up appears and you can purchase your order.

I was able to order 2 16gb models seperately within 2 minutes.

Put it in your cart then keep clicking proceed every second. Ignore the yellow message just keep clicking. Eventually it sent me to an order screen.

I dont think it took more than 90 seconds of I went back to the playstore and did it again. I have 2 coming. If my wife doesnt like hers its up for grabs at same price.

NOTE: as I was typing, Capital One fraud dept called me to be sure the 2 orders of $380 each (with tax and shipping) were not fraud, so I know the Play Store charged my visa!

Now, off to run thru the neighborhood with Bob (my Golden Retriever) with the theme to "Rocky" blaring thru my imagination.

PS I ordered using Google Chrome

vargaslc says:

Finally, enter key trick worked for me. Thanks!

davela72 says:

Finally, a 16GB purchased! I was very persistent with the "proceed" key and it mysteriously went through. That was a PITA.

JayMarbles says:

YEA!!! Ok so the enter key is definitely the trick. For the newbie like me, you need to hit the tab key until the PROCEED button is highlighted. Hold down the enter and I was able to check out in 45 seconds.

In case your order takes longer, I was clicking on the mouse for 2 hours...

dp4 says:

Most likely, Google spent the last two weeks building a custom analytics suite from the ground up, to measure how many orders are failing this time around, rather than fixing the fact that the orders are failing. Because information is POWER!!!

ipguy says:

this looks like a US only release for now, i'm still getting the "out of stock" message in AU

kawzie says:

Enter key trick worked for me too! 16GB Ordered!

Nasko says:

what the hell i still can't get through and now message reads 2-3 weeks delivery :(

davela72 says:

My confirmation email says 2-3 weeks for delivery. Keep trying, keep hitting the proceed key, quickly.

farrock02 says:

tabbing over to the proceed button and holding enter definitely works. wish i knew that 3 hours ago.

itmustbejj says:

My gf just got our order for 2 16gb's through with the "tab to submit and hold enter" aka "Die in a waterfall of submits you Google bastards" method.

dgdonovan says:

The Enter key trick worked for me too.

nahun7 says:

Holding enter on Proceed worked for me too. Just hold that son of a bitch down for a LONG time.

dannyboy414 says:

It only took three hours this time. Finally got my order placed. Two-Three Weeks I'll have my phone!

Nasko says:

does google wallet work with IE7? i am stuck at work and thats the only browser i have access to?

onetonofclay says:

Only took 2.5 hours, but I got it. 16 gig.

Enter trick worked for me in Internet Explorer. Tried Chrome and Firefox with no success, but loaded up IE, tabbed over to Proceed and held enter for about 30 seconds before the screen gray'd out a bit and the Google Wallet window slowly loaded up.

Rendin says:

Ditto on the Enter trick working. Just got my 16GB version ordered after 3 hours and 20 minutes. Only took about 5 minutes after I read about the Enter trick on here. It was using Chrome on Linux FWIW.

Robert Kelen says:

Amazingly the "Enter" trick worked for me too (though for me took an hour)... Found something heavy to hold down the key for me, and moved on to other things.

How the company that knows more about what people are searching for than any other could so badly misjudge demand, and then spend the two weeks between launch day and today and still make no improvements to the Google Play buying experience is quite amazing.

Innersoul33 says:

ENTER KEY TRICK WOOOOOOORKKKKSSS. I have been trying for 3 hours and just got through.

andyferg says:

+1 for the 'enter' trick. Been messing around with refresh/proceed sporadically since 12:30 PT on 2 devices, this worked like a charm!

stella_s55 says:

The "Enter" trick worked for me as well. I had to hold down the "Enter" key for about 1 minute then had to wait about 10 minutes and then I got the pop up to proceed. I was a little shocked and amazed that it actually worked! Thanks for the tip!!!! ^_^ Even though I will have to wait 2-3 weeks I know I will not have go through this stress again. I was using Chrome.

helladd says:

Worst buying experience ever!!! but i finally got one

dcreed says:

They've only got 17 units. They're being hand-made by fairies on a small island and then rowed to shore by leprechauns.

FWIW, the Enter trick worked in IE for me.

will_solo says:

I ordered the 8GB, then cancelled. 4-5 weeks, forget it.

itsjose says:

Get the 16gb 1-2 week wait ;)


Barca365 says:

Does anyone else get a picture with a broken robot when trying to check out? It says they couldn't complete my purchase because of a technical issue.

chestont says:

I got that because my google wallet info had expired. Entered updated payment information on Google Wallet and I was good to go.

Barca365 says:

@chestont thanks so much for your advice! I updated my Google Wallet and I was able to finally buy one. What a process but I'm glad that I finally managed to order one. Now the wait for them to be delivered starts.

maungmoe1 says:

Omg, it took almost 3 hours but I finally got 2of each. \oo/

Amir47 says:

Welcome to the wait list. I been there since the 13th

nukem98 says:

I got home from work and failing to get it with my phone. Constant high usage. Just fired up the laptop and got the phone in my cart and pulverized my right mouse button non stop. After 30 non stop clicks the order is placed and confirmed for 1.

thefutureman says:

kept pushing "proceed" for about 15 seconds and it actually worked (finally). confirmation email just received. will be my first android phone. i already have a nexus 7 and can't wait to ditch my iphone 4 on some poor soul.

RonD says:

Only took 3 hr and 50 minutes. I wore my finger out so just left the page open. The not sold out message had gone away, but the order didn't show that it had sold out so I figured it will just take to catch up. After doing nothing on the page for about a 1/2 hr, suddenly there was the checkout page.

Weirdo0815 says:

I ordered 2, for both my wife and myself, a few minutes ago. I too had to smash the enter key on the "Proceed" button but it worked.

willinthe985 says:

Been clicking proceed the last 4 hours...

willinthe985 says:

Well, got through by clicking proceed really fast. Called to tell the gf the good news and she informed me that I just ruined my Christmas gift. She was able to get one two weeks ago. :-(

Mobius360 says:

Gave up a while ago. Checked the page and 1 magically now sitting in my cart. Hit proceed and went straight to the order page. 4:10PM PST order confirmed. Hopefully gets here before Xmas, really looking forward to trying AT&T and T-Mobile in comparison to my Sprint Gnex. Now to read that article Jerry posted on getting the Sim cards.

Morjesta says:

I bought mine (2x) successfully, after 4 trillion failed attempts! Good luck guys!

Lazo7 says:

Thanks! The tab trick worked but now i got a 2-3 week delivery!!! Blaaa! O well still got my iphone 5... My first android phone!!

drewC says:

It's disappointing that Google hasn't learned anything yet. By the time people got their devices (8GB in particular) it will be time for CES 2013, and hardware wise at least this would be a much forgotten device. The mobile tech world moves too fast for some to wait around for 6-7 weeks.

I ordered mine on the original launch date and I just got an email today with a tracking number. Hope the device arrives tomorrow.

Google, for future reference, pre-order is the way to go. The whole idea of Nexus devices being the portal to Play Store contents would not work if: 1) the contents are poor or not as rich as your competition(think iTunes and Amazon); 2) people can't get their hands on your devices in the first place. -_-

jjnova says:

I am getting a different screen than everyone else. When I click on Proceed, I get the following

Uh oh. There was a problem.

We couldn't start your purchase because of a technical issue.

Details of the problem below:
Sorry, we were unable to process this request. Please try again later.

hey dude, this happened to me over and over.
after 5 hours i decided to change the google account and it worked

AgentRedlum says:

Was just able to get the 16GB version. Only had to wait five hours before the site would let me (first world problems!).

menajemh says:

google trollllllll!!!!! mother fucker!!!!!!! now 8:10 pm ET could finally place my order!!!!!!!!!

^ditto. I was considering getting two, (one for myself and one to sell), but I think that by the time we get ours, the profit bubble would have burst, no?

menajemh says:

I thought exactly the same and when the time came to pay I erased one from my cart.

Droid841 says:

Finally got through! Crap was more frustrating than being in line at the DMV. Ugh Google get your crap together!

I managed to finally get one. Still stuck with the 2-3 week delivery though. But this was definitely frustrating. I was debating on getting two, but I can only afford one 16GB (for myself) and an additional 8GB to sell for profit, but I feel like I won't get it until after the "bubble". Thoughts?

Vidgames says:

If it's any help, I had been trying to get my cart to checkout all afternoon (wish I had read about the enter key trick) using Chrome, but no go. Just now, I loaded up the Play Store in Firefox and went right through the order process. Strange.

Yahma says:

Tab trick doesn't seem to work in Chrome. I ended up clicking for over an 1.5 hours, and finally got the 16GB. My finger hurts now.

Joel Sparza says:

Now the site is working like a charm....

srt4magoo says:

I was just able to order one as well. 4-5 week wait though.

punitanasazi says:

Yup, same for me. Hope it ships earlier though.....

nexusforlife says:

This is like foreplay and finally no sex LOL. Hate this. How can they not fix this the 2nd time. Stupid Google!

mrjetpacks says:

I wonder if Google is constructing one Nexus 4...per its attempt to meet our needs...

Although we dont have Google Play Store here but I dont even wish to have it with this performance...

TheMaker3 says:

First World Problems

Morjesta says:

I just got "your order has been shipped email, with tracking number!

Joy to the world, my nexus is near!!!