Nexus 4

$249 16GB model still on sale; no indication that more 8GB stock is on the way

Just a handful of days after Google cut the price of the Nexus 4 by $100, the phone has once again gone out of stock on the Play Store. While many of us have flashbacks to the stocking issues that hindered the device's launch, the store page prominently says to "please check back soon" for more inventory. But word is that the 8GB model may actually never come back in stock.

Sources tell The Verge that Google doesn't plan to restock the lower-capacity handset, and that as stock dwindles down in different markets they will be the last 8GB models sold. Right at this moment the 16GB model for the newly-lowered $249 price tag is still on sale, but at this point we have to wonder if it won't soon hit the same fate as the 8GB model.

Naturally this stokes the rumor fire about a new Nexus device in the pipeline, as the October-November timeframe is usually when Google announces its new phones. We'll be keeping a close eye on this one, and if you still want a Nexus 4 in your life, you're probably best off snagging a 16GB model here soon.

Source: The Verge