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It’s Nexus Eve! Crack open the Play Store and get your index fingers ready

Here we are on the eve of the Nexus 4 and 10 and I must admit, I’m feelin’ a lot like a kid on Christmas Eve. What is sure to be a frenzy of Android and tech enthusiasts across the country making a mad dash to the Google Play Store, I hope you’re all ready. Google announced that both devices would be hitting the Play Store on Tuesday, November 13th, and while we don’t have an exact time Google will open the floodgates, we have plenty of good reasons to believe it will launch at midnight tonight (pacific time).

First, Google is based in San Francisco here on the the west coast, and if they’re going by Apple’s typical release schedule (which hasn’t seemed to garner too many complaints) it only seems logical that the the N4 and N10 will arrive as soon as the clock strikes midnight. Because the the Nexuses will be launching globally, it seems the other parts of the world will have to wait until the later part of Tuesday — which is still November 13th for them. They’ll just need to wait for the rest of the world to catch up. You also might want to take into account a German Googler who said to expect the device sometime during the “breakfast” hours (for Germany) which — depending on when you crack open your Kellogg’s Frosties — could very well mean 12AM PT, 3AM ET.

Of course, without an official word from the mother ship, the exact time is anyone’s guess. We expect the Nexus 4 to sell out within minutes of going live in the Play Store (the Nexus 10… not so much), so if you really had your heart set on being one of the first to get your hands on one, depending on where you live, you might have a long night ahead of you. I have my browser auto-refreshing the page for the 16GB version and as soon as it goes live, you guys will be the first to know.

All that being said, when do you guys think the Nexus 4 and 10 will go live in the Play Store? Anyone staying up late to make sure they’re not left out in the cold?

Nexus 4: 8GB | 16GB

Nexus 10: 16GB | 32GB

Continue reading on the Nexus 10 forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.

Continue reading on the Nexus 4 forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.




  • mtmjr90

    It’s times like this (and election night coverage) when I’m exceedingly happy I’m on the West Coast. Get to get all my toys and have 7 hours of sleep :D

  • Malik

    We’re counting on you Chris, to post it on Twitter as soon as it happens. Who am I kidding, I also have the page on auto-refresh

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      Every man for himself. O_o

  • oneloveonehate

    Nexus 10 vs Note 10.1? (besides the screens and the specs and the aahhh nevermind) Nexus still wins

    • http://twitter.com/inguatu ingua2

      yeah.. love no SD slot.

  • No_Nickname90

    Um… A 16GB phone? Don’t think so. I’ll wait for a 32GB version. I plan on going to Tmo, so I don’t need LTE, but I do need app storage. LoL!! These apps are gargantuan now and days.

  • pyx

    Its already the 13th here in Australia… but I can still not buy. Seriously Google stop making me wait and take my money!!!!

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      Someone just tipped us that it’s been made available in Australia… Can you check again?

      • pyx

        yup…done and dusted. Where’s that postman damit!

  • Ben Baranovsky

    I will be up at waiting at my computer to order my Nexus 4. On a side note, as much as I don’t want to put anything on such a gorgeous device, I hope the bumper shows up at the same time.

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      Just went live! Well, to be notified. :p

  • tbonefsg

    when does 4.2 come out for gnex

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      Not too long after it’s available on the Nexus 4

      • Larizard

        Will the N4 come with the lockscreen widgets? I heard that’s a separate OTA update; but not sure if the phones will ship with that.

        • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

          The OTA rolled out tonight for the review units that were sent out. I’m sure there will be an update available out of the box enabling it for the first batches sold.

      • tbonefsg

        thanks Chris!

  • Jroc869, Nexus-Life

    Stefan Keuchel poste this on G+
    Hi – here’s an important lesson for anyone interested in purchasing one
    of the new Nexus device. 4 The Nexus smartphone, the new Nexus Tablet 7
    and 10 Nexus Tablet may know, starting tomorrow (Tuesday, 13 November
    2012) on Google Play purchased in Germany. I look forward to just as
    many of you :-) As I learned today, the ordering is, however, only on
    Tuesday released afternoon / early evening. So it makes no sense today
    to persevere at midnight in front of computer to buy a Nexus device. I
    like to keep you informed as soon as I get new information. UPDATE : we
    pass and so the devices can now but tomorrow morning (breakfast time)
    purchased through Google Play.

    From what people have gathered 3am eastern is somewhere around breakfast time in Germany thus making it likely that will be the time. The above post was translated with Google translate so that would be why it looks like broken English. Good luck everyone

    • http://twitter.com/inguatu ingua2

      who cares about Germany.

      • Micha Ols

        Germans.
        But nobody cares about you.

        • Manbo

          Well played.

  • pyx

    I take that all back… now where is the postman?

  • guitarist5122

    It suddenly hit me. While this is Google’s 4th nexus phone, they probably called it the N4 to compete with Apple. People will still probably think the iphone 5 is better just because 5 is better than 4 apparently.

    • mtmjr90

      Or not

      • guitarist5122

        Was just a theory

    • lordmerovingian

      Hmmm…

    • bmg314

      They would have called it the Nexus 6 if that were the case, no?

    • http://www.facebook.com/lucyparanormal Daniel Tiberius

      It’s also 4+ inches in size. Double meaning omgz!!!

    • Jason

      Some of you may laugh, but people really do think like this. That’s why you have names like “Xbox 360″ or “DECT 6.0″.

    • http://twitter.com/Gnabergasher Gabernasher

      Will golfers think the 4 is better than 5?

  • lordmerovingian

    Ok, why the bloody hell isn’t there any news on the Nexus 7 3G? All i keep hearing is the Nexus 10 and Nexus 4. Please, for the love of cheese and tangerines, anyone have any info on the Nexus 7 3G launching?
    Guess i can temper my rage and just wait till the 13th and see for myself..

  • Jason

    My phone supports LTE.

    • raazman

      My phone will have 4.2 real real soon.

      • NIGHTSCOUT

        LTE>4.2 sorry to disappoint

        • http://twitter.com/chadmd23 chadmd23

          Uh, you must be on AT&T. TMO is faster than any LTE phone I have seen.

        • raazman

          Well, I’m usually on wi-fi most of the time and have always been on t-mobile. T-mobile speeds are fast enough for me to stream youtube videos and view webpages instantly. I do have a minor gripe with storage but I can stream everything rather quickly. I don’t have much to cry about.

      • Larizard

        I have a rooted VZW GNex. I will have the best of both worlds soon. #winning

        PS: oh, and I have unlimited data, too.

        • raazman

          The GNex’s hardware is way too outdated. It was already outdated when it hit the market. Wow, all the sacrifices just for LTE….

          • Jason

            Really, my only gripe about the Galaxy Nexus is its battery life. Performance-wise, I haven’t seen any need for anything greater.

        • http://twitter.com/Gnabergasher Gabernasher

          I don’t need to pay Verizon ever again after this phone. #winning

      • Jason

        I expect my Galaxy Nexus to have 4.2 pretty soon also. Unofficially, of course. ;)

    • longshot1056

      I’m not someone who only looks at what something’s short comings are and looks at what it has going for it. You want to troll try harder next time.

      • Jason

        The way I see it, as far as phones go, what matters first and foremost is coverage and connection speed. Everything else comes second.

        • http://twitter.com/Gnabergasher Gabernasher

          The way I see it, a phone is barely a phone anymore to me. I never talk on mine, I text a bit, but a phone is mostly a mini tablet to me.

          • Jason

            I rarely talk or text. I have the 450 minute plan from Verizon (I wish it could be less), pay-per-text, and unlimited data. But my earlier statement still applies. The fanciest phone on the market is only as good as its data connection.

  • Malik

    OK, The Nexus 4 is NOW on sale…in Australia according to users on XDA (and they have receipt emails to prove it)

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      Oh snap! Got the post up! :D

      • Anthony McKay

        I wasn’t going to buy this phone on release, but I just got off a 12 hour shift went to the bar now I am drunk! hello Nexus 4!!1!!!1 yu lookin goooood!!

        • bmg314

          Lol…I’ve heard of drunk dialing, but drunk Nexus-ing? O.o

          • Anthony McKay

            Those Sam Adams Winter lagers x4 do a good job of persuading you want you really want lol.

    • CarlosWay

      Yes.. post those email contents to see the evidence… :) ..!!

      • Malik

        Trust me it’s there, the XDA forums are moving too fast now, lol. Looks like Chris has the article up though:)

        • scoter man1

          oh god, it really is going to be a Nexus 7 replay. The shipment thread… lol

  • Jacob Woolf

    I plan on ordering a Nexus 10, and personally I’m staying up until midnight local time (I’m in Central) and then if it’s not available I’ll set an alarm to wake myself up at 2am (midnight PST). If it’s still not available then I’ll fly downstairs when I get up in the morning and hope it’s available then. I know the Nexus 10 isn’t predicted to sell out as quick, but I still don’t want to take my chances :)

  • Crimsonshadow774

    No LTE means no Nexus 4 for me. Now that Nexus 10 looks sexy, I miss my tab.

    • http://twitter.com/inguatu ingua2

      yeah because you can’t buy a nexus Phone already.. turd.

      • Crimsonshadow774

        Are you retarded? I said Nexus 4. I own an LTE enabled Galaxy Nexus. I’m well aware of the differences.

  • BLADESMAN1889

    UK play store lists N4 as COMING SOON & is priced at a STAGGERING (for UK prices) £239 – there is a ‘NOTIFY ME’ email option available also. The only thing that makes it a no go is the useless 8gig storage – completely useless !

  • BLADESMAN1889

    Oh there is a 16 gig version ! didn’t realize that ! £279

  • Larizard

    Hmm what to do while we wait…. hmmm..

  • VEC

    I am a Google fanatic but I don’t see this release as being to exciting. I really can’t see a ton of people jumping on board to buy that LG.

    • BLADESMAN1889

      as Malik said earlier – go see the XDA thread it flying ! This phone [16 gig] gives people such as myself options – my contract is up for renewal in Jan – my concern is that I don’t pass a new credit check – all phones are free in UK on contract but without are £400+ for top end phones which I cannot afford cos I don’t work [sickness problems] so this gives me an affordable top end phone for what is UK price £239 – £279 [VERY cheap] which I can afford with help at xmas and some saving.

      Then I will have phone contract free meaning it will be a bonus if I do pass credit check as I can get phone and sell it or wait to get another beut !

  • Dvrcowboy

    Nexus eve has a nice ring to it. Is it official Google terminology? If not it should be the basis of an awesome ad campaign

  • Jacob Woolf

    Any word on whether or not Eastern Time Zone saw a midnight launch? That would tell us whether we’re looking at local time midnight or PST, if it even is midnight

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jamille-Browne/1184321457 Jamille Browne

      What if its depending on our area?

      • Jacob Woolf

        That’s what I meant, but according to xda East Coast doesn’t have the option to order yet, so I’m guessing it’s either going to be midnight PST or sometime early morning. Which means I’m off to bed and will get myself up at 2 am! See you all then!

    • http://www.facebook.com/lucyparanormal Daniel Tiberius

      It’ll be midnight on the west coast, so 3am for us.

  • rob bennett

    AHHHHHHH

  • http://www.facebook.com/lucyparanormal Daniel Tiberius

    getting sleepy… must make it to midnight western time…