(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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  • archerian

    rather than selling out, I think its more to do with Google Play’s inability to process the huge amount of orders and reverting to Sold Out status intermittently.

  • thepanttherlady

    While I was never in the market for this phone, I’d be one pissed customer if I was!

    Off topic, David, do you have any info on the Blackberry 10? I’m more specifically wanting to know if T-Mobile will be carrying it.

    • zacamandapio

      Ha ha. We are on the same boat. The reason I’m camping out right now with my Android device it’s so I can wait for the BB 10. I just hope T-mobile is not the last one to get it.

      • thepanttherlady

        I love my Note 2; however, the more I see the Blackberry 10, I’m thinking they’ll have me back if launched on T-Mo. The Storm 2 with Verizon was the last BB I had (also used the Pearl & Curve on T-Mo and Curve on Verizon) and I really do miss it. I just got bored with them…things never seemed to change. BB 10 looks to be upping the ante though. :)

        • I had the Storm 2 as well but unlocked on T-Mo. Got rid of it tho shortly for a 8900. At that time BB was clearly not ready for touchscreen.

        • thepanttherlady

          I did try using an unlocked Storm 2 on T-Mobile at some point when I came back to them and hated it. I think by that time, Android had gotten so much better and I was spoiled with the responsiveness. Not to mention data was slower than a native T-Mobile phone. I did like it on Verizon’s network though. Of course, installing hybrid OS’s probably helped. :)

        • zacamandapio

          My last BlackBerry keeps being the 9900. And I say “keeps” is because I use an Android device for one or two weeks and I’m suddently looking for a 9900. I don’t know why I keep coming back to BB. BTW, who has a 9900 available?
          Ha ha.

        • thepanttherlady

          I haven’t given BB a second thought for some time now until I got wind of the 10 and now I’m eagerly awaiting it. I don’t think I’ll be getting rid of my Note 2 though, probably just have both phones. =D

          P.S. No buying or selling on here. What? I have to do my Mod duties. =P

        • zacamandapio

          Yeah I know. I was joking.

        • thepanttherlady

          No worries…just making sure the boss knows I’m working. ;)

  • Hitman

    This is straight up bullshit on tmobile part I’m due for an upgrade and it’s not even available! Tried google and its already sold out….smh

    • Same. I can’t seem to get the phone anywhere!

    • jerry

      Call cc! I got my upgrade!

      • Andy Besselman

        I called customer service and they said they didn’t have any in stock and didn’t know when they would get them. What did you say to them?

        • Ty Christensen

          I called CC as well and they said they have no way of getting it for an upgrade, the CC Rep was even nice enough to investigate it and called me back 30 min later but still wasn’t able to use my upgrade for it.

    • Seanmmvi

      its Clearly T-Mobiles fault…. they are out of stock on a phone that they have ZERO control over. gahhllll! stupid T-Mobile. LG, the manufacturer of the phone, and Google, the over-seer of the entire project arent to blame… in anyway.

      • Drew

        How is it T-Mobile’s fault?? They aren’t even selling them in all of their stores. That’s ridiculous, this clearly rests on Google unless LG had some component issues and weren’t able to ship as many as was requested by Google. Leave T-Mo out of it, I’m sure Google was doing this out of courtesy for their continued relationship…

        • k-mack

          i think he was being sarcastic…

    • steveb944

      It’s not sold out, buy it from Google and don’t extend your contract.

  • Ventz Petkov

    It has not sold out — if you refresh ~10 times, it will become available, and you can add it to your cart. The problem is that it’s hard to check out (cart checkout keeps timing out due to high server load)

    • Nick Gonzalez

      THAT INDEED WORKS!!!! FYI EVERYONE, I LITERALLY JUST TRIED IT. not gonna buy this phone though, just wanted to see if it works.

      • nut lol

        • Nick Gonzalez

          what? i was curious! lol

  • Alex

    Google failed again !!!!!

  • Google is and internet company, the fact that it can’t handle the volume of orders is almost as frustrating.

  • scuttlefield

    I lucked out and got my order in for the 16 N4 right at 12pm. Got the confirmation email seconds later. It happened on the first try and I had no problems whatsoever. Thinking about how easy the process was, I went to look at others’ comments and I’m thinking that I’m the *only* person who had it easy this time.

    • Ford_Thundercougarfalconbird

      I’m thinking you were. I make it to the cart occasionally, but when I click on “Proceed” to actually purchase the phone, I get a message to try again later, then the cart is emptied.

      • Ventz Petkov

        Same Exact problem here.

  • Ventz Petkov

    It seems my comment was deleted — the phone has not been sold out yet. If you keep refreshing (Google Play) store page, you will get it as available (every 5-10 refreshes I get 1-2 “available”) and then you have to try 1-2 times to get it in the shopping cart. The problem is that after that you can barely check out — cart program keeps crashing on google’s page

    • thepanttherlady

      Not deleted…4 comments down. :)

      • Ventz Petkov

        The refresh was very slow here. I refreshed, and saw nothing for ~5 or so minutes. Maybe all my bandwidth was being used in refreshing google :)

        Feel free to delete this one :)

        • thepanttherlady

          I, too, have posted before and not seen my first one only to see it after I post the second one.

          Better to have too many comments than none at all. :)

        • Some comments get stuck through Disqus, absolutely NO comments are held back unless they contain a URL. Any comment containing a URL require moderator approval, a choice I’ve made to cut down on spam. It’s let everything through and delete the spam after the fact or cut it off before it starts, I chose the latter.

        • thepanttherlady

          And here I thought it was just my browser this whole time!

          Luckily, I learned my lesson the first time it happened.

        • One I thought you had deleted one of my post and I was heated. Went back days later and it was there. LOL

  • Kjio223

    wohoooo!! got my N4!!! but no bumpers!

  • Noel

    I failed the last time and it seems this time as well..but still trying this very minute. The last time ppl were able to get thru even after an hr or so. It sucks that one has to go thru all this trouble just to get a device. VN

  • Andy Besselman

    the Tmobile upgrade is a joke. I called retentions and asked them why it lists it on tmobile for new customers but not upgrades. Their answer was they are out of stock on all ends and dont know when they will be back in stock. But i went on like I was starting a new account and I went all the way to checkout and it said it would ship by the 29th. What a joke on tmobile toward their cusotmers

    • Ty Christensen

      I had the same experience, exact same, haha.

    • kphillips1089

      I actually had the opposite experience with retentions on the Friday when tmo started that Samsung sale and the site went down. It shown the nexus 4 was sold out so called about it and they sold one to me anyway for $200 on the upgrade, credited my account $100 and dropped my 5 gig data plan to $5/month.

      • TMOTECH

        Sometimes all you gotta do is ask the right questions and kiss a little ass.

      • Herb

        Did they put the phone on a $15/mo. payment plan? That sounds like the “bridge to value” deal.

        • BahamasGeek242

          I got my Nexus 4 from T-mo the day they were available and it was a upgrade. I have my same plan from seven years ago it cost me $217 total and my bill is the same

        • Herb

          Yeah, that sounds typical with the older plans, but with the $5 for 5GB of data kphilips’ situation sounds like bridge to value.

  • Lmao!! Apple is laughing right now, I’m sure. What a horrible launch from Google. Glad I passed on this one.

    Anyways, I look forward to a Nexus device in 2013 if it’s launched right of course with more battery power and a better camera. Hopefully Motorola, HTC, or Sony Xperia makes the next one.

  • I’m still getting it in my cart from time to time, but then can never check out and it just goes away.

    Why not just take orders and fulfill them as the product becomes available??

  • Doesn’t matter if it shows up after refreshing…you still can’t checkout. All it does it taunt me. “Here you can buy it!” “HAHAHA No you can’t” “OK OK really you can this time!” “HAHAHAHAH, I fooled you again!!!”

    • redman12

      Sounds about right

    • i just wish there was an option to bill to carrier :)

  • West Coast Commentator

    Still in the eternal checkout loop… At least it still shows the N4 in my shopping cart (in the beginning it emptied the cart which just was embarrassing). Now I get alternative yellow boxes “Oops, we had trouble processing your request. We’re working on fixing the issue. Please try again later.” or “Due to high volume cannot checkout”. Just lovely. But I’ll hang in there.

    • 3:45 was my cut off time. I’ve pronounced this purchase dead to me.

  • Nexus 4 might as well have been called the Nexus Unicorn because I’m obviously never going to see one in real life.

    • niididdy

      Keep trying bro…trust me it’s not sold out….yet. they’re experiencing issues.

      • pcjnyc

        Keep trying is the key phrase. My order went through at 6:15 pm East Coast Time.

        • Hippowise

          That’s funny because I actually call my nexus 4 unicorn. It’s as hard to buy as finding a unicorn in the forest. I would’ve thought that Google would’ve done something different, but it looks like if their servers are just as messed up as the first sale. They should really outsource this to someone else or hire someone more competent to setup their e-commerce store. It’s becoming a little bit more than a little embarrassing.

          The trials and tribulations of buying a Nexus 4


      • Dakota

        Google is looking incompetent through this mess. Website problems, poor management and planning, … it’s a joke.. All during the holiday season.. Rthey to sell phones and build the android brand or push more people to iPhone s

        • nex

          Oh they whizzed by incompetent long ago, many of us who ordered on the 13th still don’t have our phones yet and google can’t tell us what the hell is going on.

          Now the best part is the new orders on the 27th have already started shipping out, unbelievable. There are many issues with the google play store as well.

    • eanfoso

      You made my day man! Lol

  • johnny

    Very similar story when I tried to buy Mumford and Sons tickets last summer. Seemed to sell out in minutes, but then after trying for almost an hour, I magically ended up with 2nd row center. You just never know. But not sure why people are so gaga over a phone with no removable battery and a camera that reviews have found to be not very great

    • Ford_Thundercougarfalconbird

      I don’t know why you’re gaga over a band with no discernible talent, stupid beards and fans that like them only because they suck.

      See, works both ways.

    • Skeet

      Name another high-end smartphone you can get for $300 with a warranty and no contract.

    • 21stNow

      Those are two things out of around 100 about the phone. Maybe the camera is good enough for spur of the moment pictures for some people. Some people can also charge their batteries instead of removing/replacing them.

  • FlyOhMy

    it’s still available you just have to get lucky. I bought mine at about 3:30pm est.

  • sean

    i agree, this IS straight up bullshit, was online right 12 pst, and it didn’t let me complete the order at first and kept taking the phone away from my cart, and then it said sold out. smh, really disappointed with google.

  • Ford_Thundercougarfalconbird

    Anyone remember the old “Find the Monkey” website from the early days of the internet? You had an image of a tree split up into a grid. You clicked on a random square and, if you picked the right square, you found the monkey and won like $1m. The only problem was the page randomized the winning square every time you clicked, so you had a better shot of winning the lottery while being struck by lightning.

    The buying a Nexus 4 reminds me of that.

    • thepanttherlady

      Hahahaha! I remember that.

  • Ford_Thundercougarfalconbird

    Google can serve up millions of search requests per second, yet they can’t sell one device.

  • Dstar

    Very disappointing and aggravating process. The order goes to the cart, then disappears into thin air. Maybe I will purchase the HTC One S or Windows 8X.:(

  • eastengr

    Sorry, but that thing is ugly.

  • atari37

    The trick is to keep on hitting “proceed” even after the “proceed” icon changes from blue to gray. Eventually the “buy” button will pop up. Make sure you have your credit card and address setup in google wallet first.

    • Rielle

      THANK YOU SO MUCH! That worked instantly after trying for an hour and a half.

  • angelo

    my brother was able to pick up 4 8gb versions the day they came out and just sold them on craigslist for 400 a piece (hes an iphone user)

  • Due to high levels of unpreparedness, your order could not be processed. Please try again later, at which time you will most likely receive this message again.

  • “Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.” Google is either insane or incredibly arrogant. What did they do different this time? Other than make it available when they said, rather than 30min early. They have a lot to learn if they want to be relevant in the hardware business.

  • archerian

    I would pay an extra $50 or so as part of Best Buy (or some other store’s) cut and have these devices bought the old fashion way in store with lines before opening and the manager tells you EXACTLY how many units there are so we can either wait in line or leave

  • Thanks for blowing my lunch hour Google. :-

  • trife

    While I had a few reservations about buying the N4 directly from TMO for the full $500 the day of launch, I sure am glad I did. This is a joke. It really shouldn’t be this difficult to buy a phone. I feel bad for folks getting left out in the cold again.

    And where are the bumpers?! You can sell more phones that require a very detailed and technical manufacturing process, but you can’t re-up on plastic bumpers?

    • Ventz Petkov

      I see them as available on the Play Store.

      • trife

        Really? Says sold out for me. Arrrrrrgh.

      • Noel

        After a torturous ordering ordeal…finally ordered one late in the evening. Will check with Tmo stores if they have the bumper in their store or their online store. Will definitely need a bumper or solid case b4 using this device.

  • New 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.”

    I guess that means they just can’t handle the load. Keep trying.

  • BrianTessier

    Just got a banner that the following “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.” Don’t give up if you still want the phone.

  • lol for shame Google .. for shame. how they keep F’n this up is beyond me.

  • PatroitDay

    Google home of the suck-ball shopping experience, 1.5 hours lost productivity and no phone… thanks Google I’ll stick with Apple!

  • Y314K

    New info on top of the Play store… They are saying that it is not sold out… But that they are getting hammer with traffic and to try ordering a little to bit later…. Guess they still want out money but their pockets are to small…lol Horrible interaction Google… I even started thinking about a Nokia device..

    Direct quote from Google Play store.. “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.”

    It’s a two week in the future aka back order sale anyways….

  • Still switching between sold out and shipping soon. Bleh!

  • Noel

    Still trying… They now have a msg that says…if this storm is coming to springs in high traffic.Nexus 4 is not sold out and will be available for purchase. Please try again shortly. Thank you for your patience. But I have to get out the house now…it’s almost two hrs after.

    • Noel

      Sorry messed up the beginning of my comment…voice input. Google is currently experiencing very high traffic

  • qpinto

    adding it to cart. can get that far. once you hit checkout, it says high volume and try again later. go figure >_<

  • niididdy

    Check your email, David…pretty please….

  • Nick

    For everyone who wants Google to become a wireless carrier, remember how much they suck at basic retail and customer service

  • John Crichton

    It took Me an hour before I could checkout so keep in cart and hit proceed a couple of times per 15-30 min until it lets you proceed and buy. I didn’t think I would get it until next year and only gave myself a 2% chance of getting it today. Boy was I wrong. Google really needs another way because I don’t want to go through this in another 2 years.

    • archerian

      I placed my order a while ago too, did you get the confirmation email?

      • John Crichton

        Yes I did and printed the page after. As long as it gets here before Christmas I am cool with that.

        • archerian

          just got mine via email too, 4-5 weeks is cutting it real close, but it might be sooner

  • Andy Besselman

    i just got through for one

  • redman12

    I now have two Nexus 4 that went through. Good luck guys..

  • I almost wonder if this is a ploy to create so much pent up demand and hype for their product? Could it all be a scam to make us froth at the mouth over this phone? The more I try, the more determined I become to get the damn thing! ;-)

    • zacamandapio

      Of course it’s. Google is an internet company. Not even the iPhone does this and they sell more than all Androids combined here in the US (that’s what I read somewhere). I was actually waiting for this device and later I got tired of waiting. The next big thing is here!!!

  • minioninnc

    The “High Traffic” waring at the top is now gone, this is at 5:09 ET. Still getting error in shopping cart.

  • minioninnc

    David what’s up with the T-Mobile twitter thing running down the center of the page, you can’t see what you have typed in here.

  • 5hifty

    Y is there only a 2 day shipping option??! WTF?

    • niididdy

      You are lucky because its now saying 1-2 weeks for 16gb to ship, and 4-5 weeks to ship on 8gb.

  • Hector

    I just got through with my purchase of 2 Nexus 4 16GB yessssssssss!!!

    • IM reading these comments as tho to get some incite as to how to get one myself. HELLO, I ALREADY HAVE ONE!!! I just am excited for everyone else that gets one too!

    • Congrats. Hope to join you eventually.

  • 140 minutes and I finally got 16GB one! AND 2 day shipping from CA at only $13.99 is a good deal! Should be free after this last fiasco though…

    • mjpado

      Two day shipping when it becomes available. Did you see when shipment was going out? Mine is 2-3 weeks, with 2 day shipping.

  • minioninnc

    I wonder how long do I let google control me and make me keep hitting F5 and proceed?

    • niididdy

      Open/try in different browsers maybe?

    • I’ve been under their control for more than three hours so far. ;-)

    • John Kiser

      i wouldn’t recommend that i got through with rapid clicking of proceed for awhile just kept it up and eventually it went through.

  • Ventz Petkov

    I was just able to buy one!

    • Ventz Petkov

      Here’s a tip which worked for me: keep clicking your shopping cart icon (top left) and then the “Proceed” becomes blue again and you can click it. Then it gives the error that they are over loaded –> cart again, then proceed. It took >100 clicks and it finally went through.

  • thepanttherlady

    I was checking out the process just for sh*ts and giggles and I, too, got the yellow banner telling me to try again later but the phone stayed in my cart. What made me shake my head; however, was how the shipping time changed from 1-2 weeks to 2-3 weeks depending on which time I refreshed the screen. :/

    • tomnewtn

      I noticed that the 8gb showed a longer ship date than the 16 gb, but then I think that changed to. Is this Google’s idea of pre-order? That’s what crossed my mind.

  • Adi Ado

    Have two N4s in card, keep refreshing but so far no dice.

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  • AndroidProfit

    Finally got 2 after hitting proceed several times. Good luck everyone! I guess Google either didn’t learn from all the previous Nexus DISASTERS are simply doesn’t care. I am going with doesn’t care because NO COMPANY that wants to stay in business would have this many problems.

  • tomnewtn

    wow….after over 2 hours of amazing ineptedness (is this a word?), I then see Google begin to process my order for a 16gb N4. Just sent me a receipt too, so keep trying everyone.

  • Amit Shah

    Finally was able to place my order , the wait times have now risen to 2-3 weeks. Google had such an advantage going into the launch, but i think it lost it.

    • tomenewtn

      I see it as 2-3 weeks for LG to get their act together and fix whatever is creating such a fuss throughout webdom. So I’m happy with waiting now that the order appears to have processed. Locking in is the key, so well done.

    • JC

      finally able to place my order too! i actually went through internet explorer, how ironic. Hopefully this pathetic logjam is finally opening up

  • John Kiser

    Well i managed to get my order through and all that. I had to like literally rapid fire click to get through when the phone was in cart but it eventually went through and processed so i’ll have it in 2 – 3 weeks i guess *cheers*

    • SkippyFlipjack

      did you keep refreshing the cart, or clicking “proceed” even after it was grey?

      • tomnewtn

        I kept clicking on PROCEED even when it was greyed out. I had the best luck with Safari on my Mac, but I also use Chrome and Firefox. Keep at it.

        • SkippyFlipjack

          ha.. took your advice and within two minutes was through and order was complete. (geek note: on Chrome I opened developer mode (cmd-shift-C, select Console tab) to watch the ajax calls going through so I could wait til each one completes to click again, probably clicked twice per second)

  • mark long

    I had zero problems ordering or getting it the next day back on the 14th. Overall it is the best device I’ve used. That being said, the battery is sub par. The camera isn’t as bad as everyone is saying but it isn’t as good as my last phone, the S3.

  • Mark Sworab

    My wife just got one! So keep trying

  • irfan

    So many said good and bad but still looking because this is a much better phone with the price is right..yes good having some issues but Google trying …

  • minioninnc

    6:37pm EST and mine just went through for the 16gb. Keep trying. It does work, and they aren’t sold out.

  • AirGirl03

    Just got my order through! Picked up a trick on another site so I thought I’d share: 1. Put the phone in your cart 2. Click somewhere on the screen 3. Press tab until the Proceed button is highlighted, 4. Press and hold the enter key until Google Wallet pops up. Worked like a charm for me.

    • tomnewtn

      Your technique was also mentioned on XDA. It works too!

    • steve818

      Worked perfect!

  • Got through, finally. Try clicking the shopping cart to refresh and then PROCEED. Ridiculous that you have to pay for two day shipping when you have to wait weeks regardless. ;-)

  • marco

    I just got mine, 16Gb and shipped in 3 weeks

  • vvilliamm

    Found this somewhere else.. in chrome browser.. do this it will auto click for you.. Takes about 3 mins and you will be able to check out

    var a = function(){ document.querySelector(‘.buy-button-price.goog-inline-block’).click(); window.console.log(‘click’); setTimeout(a,150);}; a();

  • marco

    I just ordered mine, it will take 2 to 3 weeks

  • James

    I feel like the universe is actively trying to prevent me from getting this phone.

    • tomnewtn

      Try this James….it works if it’s in your cart….at least as long as they don’t run out. 1. Put the phone in your cart 2. Click somewhere on the screen 3. Press tab until the Proceed button is highlighted, 4. Press and hold the enter key until Google Wallet pops up.

  • 21stNow

    I just succeeded in placing my order for a 16GB Nexus 4!

  • Ford_Thundercougarfalconbird

    Finally got mine. 2-3 weeks for delivery on the receipt.

  • steveb944

    I just got my order in! WHOO!

  • mjpado

    I order two ( its the limit ) and it took me 50 minutes to finally get an order form. Once that appeared my order went right thru. Not like when I ordered the N10, when the pay screen would boot you back out. My order went thru at 5:56 pm EST.

  • Adi Ado

    Just came home and was able to buy it on the first try…finally!!!

  • Just as I had given up, at 7:28 pm, it allowed me to proceed. Albeit with a six to seven week lead time. I have secured a future meeting with my unicorn.

  • Noel

    Wow..finally got the order in at about 7.15pm EST. I was home all day just waiting to give it a go again since the 11/13 attempt ended in a fiasco…i tried for 2hrs with no success had to leave the hse and gave up. I just decided to try again on the road using my N7..bam worked like a charm. Even got two separate orders in due to an error with the first one…just cancelled one. Guys keep trying…when u get to proceed, just keep hitting it repeatedly till it let’s u in to where u can input or info. Wanted the bumper case but it’s sold out. Good luck my Nexus brethren..now the wait begins.

  • rocco316

    got mine today at 7:30 pm eastern standard time. the 8 GB version. Delivery 2 to 7 weeks, but I’ll wait until 2013, I don’t really care. $330 with tax and UPS 2 day delivery. Stoked!!! Now my value plan is 500 min talk, unlimited text and 2GB for a cool $55 with local tax and fed fees. About half the price my son and daughter pay for verizon with shared data.

  • olographics

    I have been trying since 2:00 pm Chicago time and after tried in my smartphone,my office computer and my house computer for hours…finally I gave up, but just like that, I check the link again, I press add to cart/ checkout/ confirm and pay, AND I JUST GOT MY CONFIRMATION….
    I am so happy, well, except for those 2-3 weeks in the waiting.

    • George Kougianos

      I got the same story here…3 more weeks! Just in time for Christmas!

  • LC

    Estimated time is six to seven weeks, but at least my order is in there…

  • Tim

    I got it!! I got it!! I got it!! I want to scream it from a mountain top but I don’t have a mountain I have a comment on a blog.

  • loulow

    Got mine first day at store in Houston can’t put it down congrats to everyone who got thiers today

  • Guest

    FINALLY managed to get one! Was trying on&off for the past 6 hours! Google should have given us the phone for free.. Free stuff seems to work better for them :)

  • Austin Allen

    Well, 6 hours later, I decided to randomly try to order, and it went through! 2-3 weeks delay, but atleast I have an order in place. At noon I saw the add to cart, button but from there it kept bugging out.

  • tomnewtn

    I just tried it with a 16 GB model and it was going to let me check out. So I guess it’s not too late even now. Yes, I emptied the cart.

    • Austin Allen

      Aww you didn’t want to order 12 phones like I almost did?

  • souggie

    Just got mine from the tmobile store for 500. I got sh*t to do and I’m actually losing money everyday I wait for this thing as my phone ties directly into my financial productivity. I’d rather just pony up the extra 150 as its still cheaper than most phones of its caliber. Nexus does the job well for me and I wanted this one so I searched til I found it…..then got it. May be worth some of you guys in this threads whiles.

  • John Crichton

    Hey guys for all that got through and ordered congratulations. Now comes the kicker, they didn’t restock Nexus bumpers they were still sold out. So guess what we have to go through when they come back in stock again, sorry to be the kill joy.

    • timmyjoe42

      By the time I get my device in 4-5 weeks, I’m sure that Ebay will have some for $0.99.

      • John Crichton

        Yeah that would be nice but with this phone it will be next year before they become available.

        Please someone bf Christmas make a bumper that better, cheaper, and most important FASTER than the one Google makes.

  • Matlock

    honestly, I think the complaining on here and every where about how the servers crash when people are bum rushing the Google Play website ridiculous. I deal with this same crap whenever I try to get a pair of sneakers that is highly sought after (ex: any highly coveted Retro Jordan, or limited edition Nike). I really dont feel sorry for anyone with this situation. Pretty much all of the sneaker sites like Footlocker.com, finishline.com, Nike.com, etc. have the same thing happen. Thousands of people are trying to get through to purchase the same item, at the same time, so the servers get overloaded and sites crash, and it takes forever and a day to get through and checkout. Even then, you are not guaranteed to receive an order confirmation. So all this crying is pretty pathetic, if you ask me. There are far worse things in life, then not being able to place an order for a phone.

    • 21stNow

      There are several differences in the situations. People complain because this is Google that we are trying to order from. Google is primarily in the Internet search and advertising business. Both of those lines require extensive server resources. You would think that Google would have the resources to sell a few thousand Nexus 4 devices.

      Those companies that you mentioned are primarily in the apparel business. While I’m sure that they contract with competent webmasters to run their e-commerce sites, people don’t have the same expectations of Footlocker as they would Google when it comes to internet related matters. Also, this level of problems processing the orders shouldn’t happen today when the phone went on sale two weeks ago.

      While many of us want a Nexus 4, I don’t think that the US demand is as great for the Nexus 4 as it would be for new shoes promoted by an athlete. While some people think that paying over $100 for shoes is too much, more people think that paying $300 or more for a phone is too much. Second, tennis shoe purchases are not restricted in the same way that the Nexus 4 purchases are, because the purchaser has to be on or willing to switch to a GSM carrier. This rules out around half of the current cell-phone subscribers now. Third, go to your nearest street corner and ask them if they have heard of “Jordans”. Then ask them what a Nexus is. Let me know how many blank stares you get on the last one.

      There are worse things and I don’t think that this is cry-worthy in any way. But, I do agree that Google is probably doing this on purpose to make it look like the demand is higher than it is. If Google can’t handle e-commerce, then what company can?

  • Marco

    I got mine.. 2 weeks shipping

  • Dakota

    Just curious what phone you’re switching from and what all the excitement is about if you’re using a galaxy nexus with 4.2 already. I hear the camera is still lacking, the volume hadn’t improved much.. So it’s a little faster and every one is hysterical as this is lodge and death. Misty of you I assume already use very high end phones anyway.. Is it just being first?

    • BrianTessier

      I am coming from a Sensation 4G, but have been having some issues with mine. It’s actually my 3rd one, as my first one broke, the second was replaced under warranty when the screen died, and the third is doing strange things on occasion. It also doesn’t receive all my calls/texts. I figure I’ve been using it a year and a half already, I’d rather just get the N4 for nearly half the price of a comparable phone. I did get mine ordered finally around 7 PM EST yesterday.

    • 21stNow

      I’ll let the Nexus 4 replace the Galaxy Nexus. While I don’t think that the Nexus 4 is a big improvement over the Galaxy Nexus (especially for my usage patterns), I like the Nexus line. When I made my 2012 phone list at the end of last year, the next Nexus phone was the only one that I was definitely buying, no matter what. All the other phones needed to impress me in some way for me to get them. I’m working on my 2013 phone list now, and the next Nexus is again in the guaranteed spot. The only manufacturer that will be harder for me to get past than LG will be Motorola. I hope that Motorola doesn’t make the Nexus 5.

  • Adi Ado

    It says ships in 7-8 weeks…well I’ll have to wait a long time. Not cool at all :(

    • SkippyFlipjack

      now it says 4-5 wks

  • Adi Ado

    Why do they charge us for two day shipping if it’s going to be shipped in 7-8 weeks?

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    • 21stNow

      Because once it’s shipped, you will receive it in two-days. The two-day shipping is the part that UPS, FedEX or whichever service is responsible for, and the fee is for that service. It has nothing to do with order processing and fulfillment, which is what Google is responsible for. Order processing and fulfillment can take anywhere from hours to months.

  • niididdy

    My order from 11/13/12 Nexus 4 launch date got shipped today and will be delivered tomorrow according to UPS tracking. Finally!! Now to order Nexus 10 on Thursday! Thursday because I’m not home and would like to be at home when it gets delivered over the weekend ;)

  • Melissa

    Got mine at 9:30pm central time……will take awhile to ship but at least it’s on order….

  • skf

    Tryied tobuy it from 6:00 to 7:00pm EST, no Luck, but log in at 3:00AM and phones were available. Bough one with out any problem

  • Works fine for me, Just says ships when available.

  • jbhotnessmon

    WAIT WHAT LG AND GOOGLE F something up after the lg g2x I’m not surprised. they’ll probably drop support for this thing tomorrow

    • tomnewtn

      My G2X still works fine, but I was sent one with GB already installed. I unlocked it in Italy last month too. I should just root the thing and install CM like I did on my Touchpad.

  • it now says ships in two months+ lol

  • predation

    pre order status now. lol

  • BahamasGeek242

    I would love to see more people with a Nexus device, am I the only person that thinks google should have anticipated the demand based on the last Gnex sales and by the number emails they got about when it would be in the play store. I could see how this could turn some people away who just want a new phone and they cant buy the one they want so they get something else.

    • Todd_the_Hunn

      Google should have anticipated more demand on it being the holidays alone : ) Then again when its taking preorders for two months out and its the end of November maybe volume on this device isn’t a major factor .

  • JeffreyME

    I was able to order mine at about 10:30pdt, last night.

  • Ordeith

    Sorry Google, I’m not for sale.

  • 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.

  • 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.