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Nexus 4 hitting retail shelves in Australia come Feb. 1

If you're one of the many still trying to get your hands on a Nexus 4, and happen to live in Australia, we have some good news. Starting February 1, the phone that plays hard to get will be available in retail stores across the land of Oz. The 16GB version will set you back $499 AUD (that's about...
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Videotron to launch LG Nexus 4 on Jan. 30

Videotron will become the first Canadian carrier to offer LG and Google's Nexus 4 when it launches the device next Wednesday, Jan. 30. The Quebec-based operator posted the confirmation, in French, on its Twitter feed this afternoon. The news comes almost exactly a year after Videotron launched the...
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Nexus 4, two months on ...

It's been a little more than two months since the LG Nexus 4 first made its way onto Google Play's virtual store shelves. And as we all know all too well, it sold out record fashion. (Or, if you prefer, Google failed to ensure supply kept up with demand even worse than with previous devices.) So...
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Nexus 4 back in stock on T-Mobile website

We heard last week that the Nexus 4 would be back up for sale from T-Mobile directly starting January 23rd, and it has shown up right on time. Provided you're willing to sign up for 2 years on a Classic Plan at T-Mobile the 16GB Nexus 4 can be yours for $199.99, or if you decide to keep it off-...
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Google CEO: Fixing supply woes 'a priority for our team'

Larry Page, from this afternoon's Q4 2012 earnings call: Clearly, there’s work to be done managing our supply better, as well as building a great customer experience.  And that is a priority for the teams. Certainly nothing there we didn't know -- the Nexus 4 is still unavailable on Google Play...
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Official Nexus 4 wireless charging orb appears at Norwegian retailer, Feb. release slated

With the announcement of any official Nexus accessory comes the certainty of months of speculation as to if, when and where it'll eventually be released. So was the case with the Nexus 4's official Qi-based wireless charging station, first shown on launch day back in November, and increasingly...
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LG Mobile France director talks Nexus 4 supplies, Optimus G Euro launch

Nexus 4 production ramping up over the next month; Optimus G to hit Europe in March There's been a lot of back-and-forth over the past couple of months about exactly what's been behind the delays in getting the Nexus 4 back in stock on the Google Play Store. Before the holidays Google UK's...
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T-Mobile now offering the Nexus 7 with SIM through Google Play; Nexus 4 in all retail stores soon

T-Mobile just hit us up with some new info regarding the Nexus 4 and Nexus 7. Here 'tis: Nexus 4: Availability has been expanded to additional retail stores (so call yours to check), and it will be in all stores 'in the coming weeks." It'll be available again at T-Mobile's website starting Jan...
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LG Korea: No problems with Nexus 4 supply

Getting hold of an LG Nexus 4 through Google's official device store hasn't been an easy task. It's been two months since release day, and throughout most of that time the device has been either sold out or on back-order. It's safe to say that the Google Play buying experience has been less than...
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Nexus 4 launches on Virgin Mobile UK

First it was O2 UK, then Three, and now two months after the original Nexus 4 launch date, the phone's headed to Virgin Mobile UK. The provider, which offers service through EE's 3G/HSPA network, is giving away the Nexus 4 for free on 24-month contracts starting at £31 p.m. -- that'll get you 200...
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Android Central Stocking Stuffers final winners, including the Nexus 4 winners

We're wrapping up the huge Stocking Stuffers giveaways, and we've got the final list of winners to announce. That'd be 16 winners of $10 Google Play gift cards, one Stocking Stuffer Nexus 4 winner, and one person who wins a bonus Nexus 4 because we felt like giving a second one away. We had a great...
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T-Mobile USA to sell Nexus 4 in all stores in January

If you're in the U.S. and weren't able to bag a Nexus 4 through the Google Play Store -- and let's face it, many of us weren't -- then your other option was to pick one up from T-Mobile. But not all T-Mobile stores were offering the handset, and the carrier's online store quickly sold out of stock...
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Those 'glitterless' Nexus 4 stories are bullshit

OK, folks. This has gotten ridiculous, and it needs to stop. Now. The picture you see above is the Nexus 4. I can tell because it says "Nexus" on the back of it -- and because I took that picture back in November. To be precise, I took it on one of two windowsills that's painted with a white oil-...
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Another new wave of Nexus 4s shipping

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. (...
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LG and Google show off Nexus 4 in new commercial spots

LG has just put a new commercial up on its official Youtube page showing off the design and features of the Nexus 4. In two minutes of gloriously edited and produced footage, LG shows the device being handed off between multiple people, each accomplishing something new. Photo Sphere, Google Maps...
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Nexus 4 once again sold out in UK, Germany

After a couple of weeks of being on sale with lengthy waits for delivery, the LG Nexus 4 is officially sold out on the Google Play devices store in the UK and Germany. While the 8GB model sold out within hours of the second batch of stock going on sale, it had been possible to order the 16GB model...
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Google UK boss offers 'unreserved apology' for delayed Nexus 4 orders

Dan Cobley says pre-Christmas deliveries on track for this week, offers shipping refund for late orders As we've reported in great detail over the past month, customers hoping to pick up the Nexus 4 directly from the Google Play Store haven't had the easiest time ordering the device. Even after...
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Nexus 4 now available from Three UK

As promised, Three UK has today launched the LG Nexus 4, following the expiration of O2's month-long exclusivity period. Three's selling the new Nexus online on its £35-per-month, 24-month "One Plan" contract, which includes 2,000 minutes, 5,000 Three-to-Three minutes, 5,000 texts and unlimited ("...
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Nexus 4 factory images, binaries disappear from Google site

In slightly puzzling news, Google appears to have pulled the Nexus 4 Android 4.2.x system images from its online repository of factory images. These files allow devices to be restored to their original state, so if something goes wrong when flashing a ROM or otherwise tinkering with your phone,...
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Nexus 4 bumpers back in stock at U.S. Play Store

Even if you've been lucky enough to pick up an LG Nexus 4 in the U.S., you may have had difficulty getting hold of the official bumper case to protect your new shiny. The bumper has been unavailable through the U.S. Play Store for a while, but today it's popped back in stock with a 3-5 business...

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