(Updated: Keep Trying) Nexus 4 Hits Google Play Store Right On Schedule, Sells Out Within Minutes

Quick Update: Around 4:40pm EST, Google Play started showing 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.” In other words, keep trying!

It took just a matter of minutes, but both 8GB and 16GB Nexus 4 smartphones are already sold out as Google once again underestimates the sheer number of orders coming in. If you didn’t get it the first time and if you didn’t get it the second time, there’s no telling when Google will offer up a third batch. Current shipping times hover around 4-5 weeks for the 8GB and 1-2 weeks for the 16GB.

T-Mobile still has the 16GB Nexus 4 in stock through T-Mobile.com, though existing T-Mobile customers are seemingly unable to upgrade through My T-Mobile.

Did you get your order in this time around?

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  • Andy Besselman

    Did anyone that ordered actually have their phone shipped yet?

    • John Crichton

      Yes, ordered Nov 27 and shipped Nov 30. It will arrived on Monday Dec 3. The only thing that upsets me is that bumpers were sold out at the time of ordering so I will buy an aftermarket case.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Duke-Fawcett/100000451488181 Duke Fawcett

    I bought one at 6:10 PM central, missed the 8 week shipping (8GB) part, so I bought the 16Gb (2-3 weeks) at 6:20, then cancelled the first later. I gave up at 2:30 with the cart issues, and thought I’d check it out at dinner. Winner.

  • sanman

    Glad I still have my Samsung Gnex. Waiting until the next Nexus phone is released to make the upgrade. Just got the Gnex in early July. Google should’ve been more prepared for this launch. Their customer service is poor from what you see from reviews and now they don’t have enough devices for the holidays. Still think they are great and thank them for supporting their software on their flagship devices by giving us faster updates. 4.2 Jellybean though, is a big laggy and buggy on my Gnex. I hope they send a fix update soon.