Nexus 4

Google has just sent out e-mails saying the Nexus 4 will resume sales in the U.S. today at noon Pacific time. And, well, that's all there is to it.

The Nexus 4 originally went on sale Nov. 13, but Google's retail side of things didn't fare too well. Some folks got orders in, and we've seen a couple of waves of shipments, mostly recently a day ago. But the phone has remained unavailable for purchase for many days now. Today, that changes. Fingers crossed, folks.

As a reminder, there are two versions of the Nexus 4. Here are directly links to them at Google Play:

Still on the fence about the Nexus 4? Be sure to read our comprehensive Nexus 4 review, and swing by our Nexus 4 forums if you've got more questions.


Reader comments

Google: Nexus 4 available for purchase in U.S. at noon PST today


Now this why i am glad i am back ordered. I dont have to worry about ordering one or sell outs. I will get a unit this week.

As a lover of fine gadgetry, I believe I will try to snatch one of these up today. I initially wanted a Note II, but really want to see what all of the fuss is about with the Nexus 4!

I have a GS3 & I bought the Note 2, & in my experience it's not really practical to keep both. They're so similar that I never use the GS3. I'm going to get a Nexus 4 as well, but I'm still going to hold out a little longer, o had the cash to throw down on launch day, but with all the Christmas shopping I think it's best I wait. I really can't wait to get my hands on one though!

Yeah money wasn't the issue with me on the Nexus 4 on launch day, I just didn't really want to lose out on LTE, and non expandable memory. However quicker updates will be a huge plus for me here. Should be a fun phone to have around.

Aaaaand the rest of the planet? Wish Google wouldn't prioritise the US so much, but I suppose it makes sense from their view.

Only if the person ordering has multiple accounts/credit cards/addresses. Google has apparently placed a 2 order maximum restriction on ordering. I'm sure there will be unscrupulous people still trying to circumvent it though. Me? I'll be happy if I can just order 1.

Lets not tweet this out or tell anyone else. I'd really like to get one but wont be able to if the world knows.

K thanks!

No kidding; I'm hopefully getting my N4 this week (crossing fingers) and REALLY want one of those awesome looking wireless chargers! It's a big bummer that it's a banner feature of the device and they don't even have the charger on the play store at all, not even coming soon. I will probably cruise to an AT&T store and Verizon store to see if they have any wireless chargers on display that I can test out. Probably going to end up with a few of them when it's all said and done anyway.

Yes! Finally, hopefully they have enough stock for everyone and not just for Ebay sellers. I hope they add some bumpers too. I sold my phone 2 weeks ago thinking this would be in stock earlier. It has been a dreadful 2 weeks with an iPhone 3g

That's why I always wait until I have the new phone in my hand before selling the old one, you can never trust that you'll get a phone at launch, that some major problem with the device won't appear, or that shipping won't be terribly delayed.

I currently own a Galaxy S2 and Galaxy Nexus, and I'll be trying to pick up the Nexus 4,
GS2 is either going to my mother if she decides she does want a smartphone or ebay.

on user side:

preparing a new keyboard with a brand new and fresh F5 button :D

preparing credit cards.

on google side:
preparing for a massive DDOS attack on the play store purchase servers :(

hope i get it

Your comment let me think about this a little more.. we're actually fighting Google without even knowing it while trying to order.How paradoxical...

Can anyone confirm, that the payment will be processed charged to my card once the order has been shipped? Or when I pre order it?

I recall that when I bought the gnex the payment was charged once the phone was shipped.

Any one?

For those on the fence, I got one from T-Mo . It's a fantastic phone. I got a free GS3 for my wife at about the same time. I prefer my Nexus.

Had the kid! Baby boy at 3pm PST, logged on right after he came out and successfully bought 2x 16gig N4s on my second try! Confirmation email and all. Hell of a day.

A triple congrats is in order. A big one for your real life baby, and 2 little congrats apiece for each baby Nexus! :-)

I was mid-flight for a work trip the last time and didn't managed to get an order through before the N4 got dropped from my cart last time (and yes, I'm still a little sour about it). This time, I'm blocking the time off on my work calendar; I've got an appointment with the Nexus 4 at 3:00 p.m.

I did (GNex to Lumia 920), but you'll come back to Android. If I can snag one of these today I'll be SIM swapping between the 920 and the N4 like it's no ones business.

I did this as well. The 920 is a great phone in terms of hardware, but I personally felt that WP8 was lacking compared to Android. I was intending to use the 920 alongside a Nexus 4 until Google botched up and I grew impatient.

I now have a Galaxy Note 2 but the N4 is still calling me. What to do..??

I hate to say but I grew impatient as well. I picked up the 920 and ended up returning it for the Note 2, which I love! The bad part is that the N4 is still calling my name, ughhhh.....I've got less than 3 hours to think about it, hmmmm.

Agreed, I had a Windows Phone, it's a nice smartphone for most smartphone tasks, but it's too limited in many ways, especially the app store. I owned it for a year and then sold it.

Agreed. I had the HTC 8X for a little over a week. Loved the UI of WP8 and they do some things incredibly well (better than iOS / Android IMHO) like e-mail management, People hub (contacts), and lock screen. But, it still needs about 6-12 months to mature fully. Android and iOS have it beat by that large of a margin right now. Got the Galaxy S3 instead and after some of the pain / hurdle of setting it up the way I like / expected it to be out of the box, it is great.

This week is going to be killer on my wallet! Got a new desktop from black friday/cyber Monday, grabbing Note 2 from verizon, and now my attempt on the Nexus 4 lol.

hope Google has enough Nexus 4 for all of us!

I'll say 2 hours this time. I think they have enough stock, and I'm not sure the demand is as high as when it was released.

Although LTE did turn off a lot of folks, and now that it has been proven to work, it might attract some folk...

I've been rocking the OG Atrix and HATE THE DAMN THING! Constant reboots and all. Can't wait for a N4.

Its a tough choice to either shoot it like a clay pigeon or sell it for $50. Leaning more toward destruction...

HAHA! I am in exactly the same boat! I have an OG Atrix and, to make matters worse, I was sent a unit with a newer, locked down bootloader after a warranty repair. After I get an N4 in a few months, I'm strongly considering just throwing it out a window and watching it smash to bits.

How about for us Canadians? We get our stock from the States too, why can't we buy them O.o? I want my Nexus 4 too!!

Depending on supply and demand, I may just do what I should have done instead of canceling my back order. If it sells out quickly and I'm able to snag one and there's enough demand for me to sell it at an inflated price, then I will. If there's more than enough supply, though, then I'll just have my phone earlier than I planned to have it. Either way, I win.

That's what I'm rocking and I'm loving every minute of it. I finally feel like I'm not being ripped off for my phone service! Good luck on the purchase for you all!

I was lucky to get my order in on 11/13. I was unlucky, I received a backorder on 11/15. I was lucky, got notice 11/26 that I would receive Nexus 4 this week.
Now! It will be available today, 11/27 at noon Pacific time. I have to wonder if they will sell out and they miss shipping to some of the backorders from 11/15.
I just created a big knot in my stomach. Damn!

I really hope i can get one today and now i can't seem to leave my computer. glad i did not have work today! But since my plan is up friday, i guess i have to go with straight talk for next month till this phone arrives. so exicted!

Got backordered on 15'th as other- NOW IT'S SHIPPED....

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

Order date: Nov 13, 2012 1:20:58 PM PST
Payment method: AMEX xxx

Wait, Can i order it too? I checked the link ( There's no Aus or USA ) indication for it. its 3:23am here. 2 hours 27mins to go!

If we learned anything from the November 13th fiasco, I'd start checking the Play Store at least 1 hour before the "official" release time.

I'm in Canada so I'm out of the loop for today's release, but I'll be monitoring this thread closely, I think things will get pretty entertaining once again. ;)

It's 2:03 (12pm PST right? Or is PST 3 hours behind?) and the Nexus 4 is already sold out.

Nevermind it's 11am PST. Google helped me out.

It went from 1 - 2 weeks to 4 - 5 weeks to sold out in less than 2 minutes!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! This is pure insanity people!!

EDIT: Oh wait, now we are back to 1 to 2 weeks. They must be throttling the orders! They are coming in by the truckload!

I am from Europe, and I am eagerly waiting to see how long the n4 will last in the US this time. To be prepared when it is back in stock in Europe.

Just wish we could buy it from the Play store here in New Zealand instead of being treated like the tech 3rd world. The only way to get it here is to setup a US VPN, have a International debit card and use something like Youship to get it here..

Total BS!! Sold out in under 5 seconds. The site was loading so slow, and I have a 50Mbps connection. Had one in my cart, but it was sold out before I could finish the checkout.

Keeps on saying "add to card" proceed to click and it brings me to empty card. Google is being mean to me!!

no dime :(
Due to high demand, your order could not be processed. Please try again later.

they are on cart

No luck for me either.


a few minutes later, i was again able to get one in the cart... but was not able to Proceed... both models...

--update again--

... and again (5th time now), several minutes later... got it in the cart... cannot proceed to checkout...

I think they are throttling... they know the bottleneck is at checkout (and apparently can't fix)... so they are releasing to the store in batches...

--and again-- 12:57 pacific (3:57 eastern) another sitting in the cart... attempted check out 5 times on this one... scared to click proceed again because it might disappear from cart...

Mine is still on backorder. I don't understan how they are taking more orders before they fulfill the orders they've already taken... It's mind bottling!!!

WOW! Said 'add to cart' then when i clicked. Whoops! Its not there. I love google but this is ridiculous the second time around as well
EDIT: Now in cart but can not proceed to checkout. And the bumper is out of stock now

Google: Nexus, 4 available for purchase in U.S. at noon PST today ------ > They forgot the comma in the title of this story. I put it back in for them :(

honestly, this is a piss poor way of doing business. this is the second time i've tried to buy this phone 10 seconds after the time stated it would go on sale and it's the second time i've been denied (along with a lot of other people)

WTF google!? keep it up and build some resentment why don't you....

Maybe that it is still on B/O is a blessing, I really do like my Unlocked Galaxy Note 2. Maybe it's a sign!

Update. Instead of letting me checkout, item magically removed from shopping cart. F'n come on Google, hire Amazon to run your shopping site.

I'll put up with the ordering issues to save a couple of hundred on a phone. I guess they didn't expect the Nexus 4 to be quite this popular, so I see that as a good thing in the iOS vs. Android wars.

In my cart, then gone 2 seconds later. Pitiful. The 8GB was showing 4-5 weeks and the 16GB was 1-2 weeks. I can't get either to stay in my cart though. Oh well. Going BYOD with Ting.

Damn, had my hopes up that the sale in the US today would go a lot better than this... us Canucks up north are still waiting for the restock to show up here...

F&*k Google and their crappy store. You would think they would've done something to prepare for today after the first launch. I'm moving on to something else as my backup phone.

i had one in my cart at 3PM on the dot... magically disappeared after i unchecked link this device to my google account... then went to sold out.

have one in my cart now, but cant proceed with the checkout

Oh wells. I'm not going to bother pressing F5 for several hours like the Nov 13 launch and find out it was unsuccessful. I guess I'll get one next month/year or whatever. Good thing I'm grabbing galaxy note 2 in the meantime! :)

Congrats to whoever managed to get it this 2nd time around.

I honestly would think that Google would set up a better system. They're not some small upcoming brand. Theyre one of worlds BIGGEST industries, leading in innovation, making the web a better place, AND I CANT BUY A FREAKING PHONE FROM THEM?! ugh -_-"

Still No luck!
Clicked "add to cart" nothing in my cart, refresh, refresh, clicked add to cart, nothing, zippo, notta!
I am so done with this - Oh well

Just got a 16GB on order. Had to keep refreshing the screen to see it in stock and then pounded the check out button until it finally went through.

This is BS! It wont't process my cart due to high demand, then it keeps removing it from my cart. Way to go Google...

Had a 16GB in my cart, but wouldn't let me checkout, then after hitting refresh it was removed from my cart and listed as sold out! Piss poor service Google!

Yeah.... I think they are sold out once again... and seems like the same ol same ol. Tried to add to cart but no luck... said they ship within 4 - 5 weeks but still cant order. :(

I was just able to get a 16gb. I had one in the cart and it kept saying there was an error. I just kept going back to my cart and hitting process. It finally worked after a couple of tries. I let all the pages load completely before clicking any of the buttons..not sure if that had anything to do with it. I got the confirmation email, but wouldn't be overly surprised if later it said there was a problem.

GOT IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


just keep being persistent w/ the checkout button!

Order placed
Thank you. Your order has been placed, and you will receive an email shortly with the details of your purchase.
Nexus 4 (16GB) $349.00 1 $349.00

Way to go Google...Way to go. Glad you thought stocking the store with a total of 3 phones was going to be enough this time.

I got one easily. I just had the page up and at 1:58PM Central time just pressed refresh once and it said add to cart. Already have my confirmation email and all.

Looks as if google really doesn't want to sell this phone for 300 dollars, instead created the hype and demand as well as marketing trick. But in the end, there will never be enough of these phones for people to buy.

I have an idea for you Google. List it on Amazon. I hate this, how is that they have the exact same problem again.

I give up. Had each one in my cart several times only to have them disappear. They're probably just hitting an "Available" toggle at Google and laughing at all of us refreshing.

16GB still available, try it guys, good luck, i can't order as i'm outside USA and don't have US credit card

Okay, everyone back out of the store. Just back all the way out and wait and stop refreshing. I'll go in, check it out, and once it's back up I'll give you the all clear. Deal?

Surely someone at Android Central cask ask whomever is in charge of the Play Store for an explanation? How can a company with the prowess of Google be so incompetent in this area?

I've seen two people post comments that they were able to complete their order and received a confirmation e-mail. They should seriously consider buying a lottery ticket today.

"Oops, we had a problem with your request. Please try again."

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

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

no man... in all seriousness... they key is... once its in the cart... you got to tab over to the PROCEED button, and just hold down enter.

that's how i was able to purchase it both times. may take a little while, but it goes through.

good luck....

and seriously not trying to rub it in anyone's face.. just happy to finally have it ordered.

Holy dog poop! That ACTUALLY WORKED!! Now I'll just hold my breath and hope that it doesn't get canceled! THANKS!

Wow - thanks for the advice. It worked for me. Now I have another N4. If my husband doesn't want the one I got last week (which has a little scratch on the front and I swear I don't know now it happened), then I'll put my "old" one on eBay. Just got my confirmation email.

GameOver69! Your wisdom on overcoming the purchase process is most appreciated. It just placed the order for me! Thank you!

Looks like the Google Play page is getting pounded. Even if it says "Sold Out", refresh until it gives you the "Add to Cart" button. I saw it briefly ... and something about how it "ships in 4 to 5 weeks", but then when I tried to change to the 16GB model, now it's back to "Sold Out." I can't wait to get mine to be activated w/ unlimited everything for only $49/mo :)

Honestly, I think the first mistake Google made was announcing that the Nexus 4 would be available at a specific time. This only ensured that thousands upon thousands of Google hungry geeks, myself included, would be lining up at their doors in a concentrated effort to melt their servers at a record pace. It might have been better to have the store go live then send the e-mail update. That way they don't get slammed initially and some of us could get phones.

In other news, I've been able to add a phone to my cart without the cart emptying. Can't advance beyond the "PROCEED" button though, but the cart remains full. How long will this last?

This is maddening!

If you did not get one keep trying because it just let me through again. I just wanted to see if it would let me and it did.

Hour and 10 minutes of having this thing in my cart and constantly hitting proceed to checkout and still wont go through.

Yup, as mentioned above, tabbing over to the proceed button, hitting enter and holding it down worked for me... Now $750 lighter, I have a confirmation for 2 16gb Nexuseseseses (Nexi?) for the wife and I.

This was about an hour after going on sale. Persistence paid off after refreshing I don't know how many times. Moral of the story: keep trying!

I hammered the Proceed button so much that the page refreshed, it asked me to verify my humanness, just to make sure a program wasn't sending all those requests!

Still stuck in my cart!

Google, take my money. Please.

i hit proceed probably a thousand times, my finger was starting to hurt i was hitting so fast. But it finally went through.

I just got my 2 and had this message pop up just before the payment went through:

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.

The key is to get it in your cart...then never give up on the Proceed button.

When I go to the Play Store in Internet Explorer, there is a yellow bar across the top that reads "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."

All hope is not lost!

Clicking on the Proceed button like I was playing D3 paid off and I finally got to the payment screen. No issues after that.

Order finally went through! But in my haste I entered my shipping info without a name, just the address. Too scared to cancel the order and try again, I'll just try and work it out with UPS when they ship.

Same here, sort of. But in my case I had the state listed 2x for some reason. I did have my name though. Hopefully they can figure it out.

I can also confirm this method worked as of 3:45PST. I had been randomly clicking for hours, tried this holding for about a minute and gave up, then tried again and after about 30 seconds it worked! Thanks for the tip!

Yup me too it took 3+ hours for me... Once I got to the card selection part of Google wallet then it failed! I finally got to that point again and quickly selected the correct card and it went through for the 16g. D@ng that was rough... I guess it was worth the thousands of clicks going between cart and the blue continue button. Every once in a while it would dump my cart and I'd have to go back and refresh on the main page and luckily it came back to in-stock eventually. Crazy clicking for sure but eventually got it ordered!

Woot! Finally got my order thru! Tried about 2 hours ago and still wouldn't go thru, came back and gave it another try and it went thru. They are saying 2-3 weeks but I'm ok with that, just glad I got to order it!

Finally got it after clicking the proceed button for over an hour. I think I wore out my mouse. The tab/enter trick didn't work for me.

Now gotta wait a few week to see if it even ships. Nobody in their right mind would put up with this piss poor order process.

I want to thank GameOver69 for the advice!

Lol. Once I got one in the cart (for the 4th time), I sat a soda can on top of the enter button on my keyboard. I was at work and had to step away from my desk. Came back and it finally went through so I could pay. yay!

The 8GB now says "SHIPS SOON ... Ships in 8 - 9 weeks." 8-9 Weeks? lol. "Soon"? Another couple weeks and that's a nearly a quarter year. 8 Weeks from now would put it at the end of January.