First Nexus 4 shipments arriving at doorsteps

The first Nexus 4 shipments are landing on the doorsteps of those lucky enough to place an order before the handset sold out Tuesday morning. Google initially quoted buyers a three to five day shipping timeframe, and it looks like things are right on schedule.

The handset remains a hot commodity after initial stock ran dry within minutes of launch. While many were unable to even place an order, some who did successfully purchase the phone were later greeted with a notice that their Nexus 4s were backordered and would not ship for three weeks. If you count yourself among the few that will be seeing the device arrive within the next few days, do your best not to gloat to the rest of us.

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TAGS: Nexus , Nexus 4 , release dates

  • Chris Chavez


    • nick olaguez

      Are those yours? Are you buying for two now Chris?? Awww

  • mtmjr90

    Well…mine’s on the truck for delivery…to my apartment…and I stupidly forgot to have it shipped to my work. SO I get to pay $5 to have it redirected to my work and then get it Monday because UPS likes to hold packages hostage over the weekend.

  • Ryan

    I have no idea where mine is there has been no updates to my Google Wallet since the original purchase at 1134 a.m. on the 13th.

    • Scott Schopman

      same with me man… I have no shipping email or anything still. Called google last night and the girl said my order was not backordered an i should recieve shipping info soon… but still nothing…

      • jeff leet

        Same thing with me. Was told I’d get shipping confirmation today but haven’t gotten it yet. Was also told that I should receive the phone on Monday, but I ain’t holding my breath.

        • Maximillion82

          Again same thing here, not back ordered, and I’ve been told the first time I called it will be shipped on Thursday evening, didn’t happen. Called a second time and now been told it’s going to be shipped on Monday. Supply chain management is definitely not something Google has much experience with.

    • wrxpirate

      I ordered at 8:33am PST and am in the same boat. Sounds like a lot of people are in limbo. Major communication fail!

    • Nathan Bell

      Same here… Tried to cancel it today but it wouldn’t let me. Ordered at 10:45 central time tuesday morning… nothing. starting to get pissed. Maybe it’s because I also ordered the bumper

    • nophables

      Same thing here… $380 poorer but no confirmation email and no shipping or back ordered information from Google. Called yesterday and was told no I’m not back ordered. My order was accepted and charged at 9:34:51

  • Giuseppe Muratori

    I got mine yesterday, it’s really nice. (uk nexus4 owner)

  • stevethepirate

    waiting for the 32GB version in 2 months. Giggity.

    • Tim

      Lol, might take two months for google to get the next shipment of 16gb’s

    • james ortiz

      actually it might be in march.

    • Pnutt916

      With LTE!

      • abc

        It won’t be coming with LTE, at least not through the Play store. I think Google already addressed that…here was an article somewhere on another site about LTE and why it isn’t included.

        • ari_free

          Why? Because it’s too confusing?

    • abc

      Imagine they never release a 32GB version. And you waited for no reason.

      I wouldn’t assume just because they did that with the Nexus 7, that they will do the same with Nexus 4.

  • Malik

    That’s exciting, mine should arrive any minute….what’s that? Google fudged up this launch and my phone won’t be arriving for an unspecified time not to exceed 3 weeks (or so they say)? Oh cool. You can tell this kid is still bitter.

  • Joe Smith

    Multiple units, huh? No wonder I couldn’t get one.

  • kiy0shix24

    I’m using mine right now and it’s AWESOME!

  • benmarvin

    Mine is still in a warehouse or factory somewhere. I haven’t ordered it yet.

  • alfonzso

    Mine is on the UPS deliver truck and hopefully I get the Nokia charging plate today as well. :-) Double happiness!

  • Defenestratus

    Does anyone know if you can use the Play Store giftcards to get the Devices or are they valid for ONLY apps and games and media?


    • bmg314

      No devices. >.<

      • Defenestratus

        Yeah I just saw that in the terms and conditions.

        That stinks.

  • Weezer

    Waiting for Obama to deliver mine now!

    • Gustavo Gomez

      I wonder who is more ignorant the lady or you? obviously, she doesn’t know anything about the program or you by not doing the proper research.

    • ClayRogers

      I used to have a government phone, it’s called safelink. Not sure Obama had anything to do with it but maybe…

  • fauxfire27

    Lucky bastards

  • BigCiX

    I wish I wasn’t poor I’d buy this like. Chris your filthy rich…….hook a brotha up!!!


    LTE or GTFO It’s almost 2013 for fucks sake…..

    • DanielMcCarthy

      LTE is a battery drain for very little added, unnecessary speed. I’m glad they left it out.


        Still carry around a PDA too? Regress is always bad for technology.

        • ClayRogers

          Disagree, if it came with LTE id of disabled it anyway

          • NIGHTSCOUT

            Sure you would…..Once you get a taste of the speed and the low latency, you will not wanna go back to high latency HSPA+

    • Daniel Tiberius

      I just went from an LTE Galaxy Note on AT&T to Nexus 4 today and I’m already enjoying my hspa+ speeds and a more built out network. I streamed an album on the way home from dinner earlier and it played without any issues so I’m all set.


        You should be ashamed of yourself :P I kid, I kid…..

    • OptimusL

      It’s not necessary unless you completely rely on your phone for downloads. I mean wtf are you doing that you need such ridiculous speeds?


        1. Torrents
        2. Apps are becoming larger and larger. 50MB+ is normal now.
        3. Not having LTE is regress. This is 2013 (almost)
        4. It’s the same as saying: Why have Google Fiber, when you can have Comcast?
        5. Get it now?

        • OptimusL

          That doesn’t mean LTE is necessary for everyone, what kind of stuff do you torrent? Movies? Porn?

        • ClayRogers

          Torrents on a computer are stupid, on a phone they are ridiculous. Take the time to learn how to download from usenet. HSPA+ is not regress, they are both competing standards, I personally prefer HSPA+ over LTE.

          • NIGHTSCOUT

            What’s so difficult about torrenting? You need to learn to respect other peoples choices in life. Just cause my choice is different than yours, does not make it wrong. Just different. I bet if the Nexus 4 had LTE capability, you’d flip the script, and say LTE is the future.

    • Jamille Browne

      T-mobile’s HSPA+42 is very competitive with LTE to the point it doesn’t even matter…. My HTC One S pulls down 20mbps average and average data speeds of lte devices are between 8-10mbps depending on how populated your LTE area is.


        Here are my Verizon speeds. Care to share yours?

        • Jamille Browne

          2 burst speeds?

          • NIGHTSCOUT

            Care to share something better? The 4Mbps was inside a hospital where I work. Everyone has bad service inside hospitals.

          • Jamille Browne

            Yeah one moment btw I like how your speeds are from weeks ago

          • NIGHTSCOUT

            I’m inside my workplace right now, all i will get is 4Mbps again. I rarely test, that’s why.

          • Jamille Browne

            Okay here it is.

          • Jamille Browne

            I must say though your pings are better as well as upload speeds but t-mobile is no slouch.

          • NIGHTSCOUT

            Your speeds look good. Ya there’s some lag, but overall pretty good.

          • Jamille Browne

            Yea some lag a bit but like you said its still good, I do wonder how the Nexus 4 will compare… If it will be a better average though it is 42mbps HSPA+ for it all speeds do vary among devices depending on the antenna.

          • Jamille Browne

            Hopefully this posts

          • NIGHTSCOUT

            don’t see anything. That’s fine, if you can’t then you can’t.

          • Jamille Browne

            Yeah the way its formatted on mobile is practically impossible to upload straight from the phone.

          • Maximillion82

            IMO pings are more important than a couple of mbits/s difference, most of the time loading websites on mobile takes a long time because of terrible ping times. Everything over 15 m/bits is more than enough currently, as long as the ping is below 100ms and upload is above 1.5 mbits/s

      • Dwayne Smith

        VZW LTE blows away HSPA+42. I got 25mbps down in heavily populated areas (at the sold out baseball game, seats 41,000+) and in lightly populated areas 40-50 was the norm. It WAS unnecessary and I now have a prepaid GSM GNex but don’t sell LTE short.

        • SparklingCyanide

          Oh please, I get 20 to 28Mbps REGULARLY on T-Mobile HSPA+42 in my area. I couldn’t be happier for something that isn’t LTE but is usually FASTER than Verizon/Att LTE in my area. Cannot wait for those speeds to be a fallback to our LTE-Advanced next year. – )

    • Evan Lavin

      The Nexus 4 does have an LTE chip. It just needs the drivers. I’m assuming that Google will enable/announce when TMobile and AT&T start rolling out their LTE networks.

      • Maximillion82

        It has the chip because it’s based of the Optimus G, but I read over at XDA, that the antennas for LTE are missing. Sadly it’s not as easy as just porting drivers, you’d need the antennas from an Optimus G, I guess. Well maybe they will eventually popup on eBay, taking apart a Nexus 4 is really easy according to reviews. If you really want to go through all that work just for LTE. Why not just pick-up an S3 or One X+, root and load stock Android or a custom ROM, it’s much less work.

  • james ortiz

    lucky….I want one so bad

  • ThreeFourSeven

    With all the complaints of no lte, removable battery, or sd slot. I’m giving Google the benefit of the doubt that they thought demand would be low.

  • Cameron Newton

    “While many were unable to even place an order, some who did successfully purchase the phone were later greeted with a notice that their Nexus 4s were backordered…”

    … and a huge number of people have received neither shipping confirm nor back-order email, so who knows what their deal is.

  • hideeho100

    That is not right! If theory put people on backorder, they should have limited all shipped orders to 1 shipment per order.

  • axlaxl

    Scheduled Delivery:Monday, 11/19/2012, By End of Day
    Last Location:Departed – Louisville, KY, United States, Friday, 11/16/2012
    loooooong weekend…..

    • Croak

      Quitcherbitchin, it could be my ETA:

      Scheduled Delivery:Wednesday, 11/21/2012, By End of Day

      And BOTH of us were fortunate enough to get orders placed and shipped.

  • longshot1056

    I finally got the confirmation e-mail this morning and will be receiving my phone on Monday, I can not wait.

  • LiiIiikEaBau5

    Mine is never been announced in my country. Gonna wait for ages…

  • Victor Epée

    I got my N10 today. It’s nice but I have to admit it takes for ever to charge it.

  • Matt

    Got my nexus 10 today, it’s amazing. Paper thin and unbelievable screen resolution.

  • Daniel Tiberius

    Got mine this evening. Can’t put it down!

  • Alek Tritt

    As someone who had theirs put on backorder, screw you.

  • juaninamillion

    I got a backorder. I’ll just sit and wait I guess

  • ckeegan

    Announce a Moto Nexus Maxx HD for Verizon and my GNex will be on eBay 4 days prior to launch.

    • Jamille Browne

      Verizon should be banned from ever getting a Nexus they have no respect for the Nexus. No CDMA device will ever be a true Nexus because of all of the carrier control.

  • Stephen Blake Gallinari

    Ordered mine 1 hour after launch and its back ordered… this makes me depressed =/

  • Jeffrey Rodriguez

    Read up on XDA… this thing DOES have an LTE radio in it. Kinda sneaky! Who knows if we will ever get to use it but the chip IS there. Now… if they would only ship my dang phone. I still have a pending charge on my credit card… along with the Nexus 10 that already arrived today. If only I knew what to put in UPS mychoice for a reference, then I could find out if there’s been a label created already.

    • joemama

      Yes, LTE radio in it, but NO LTE amp, NO LTE power, NOTHING. STOP CRYING ABOUT YOUR F-ING LTE shyt.. Give it a rest people.. If you want LTE, then DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE. And yes, I”M SHOUTING! Maricon!

  • Jamille Browne

    That is all just replace “mom” with “google”.

  • phinn

    Keep diggin in that box, lemme know if you find LTE.

  • mikkej2k

    Are there any sales figures for the N4? Is there any clue what the demand is? How about how many will be available in the coming weeks?

  • barondebxl

    Mine is arriving on monday!

  • paxmos

    Google learning from Apple to quickly go into the “3 or 4 weeks” wait time or sold out status..It is all a strategy. In a month or so, no one will have any problem ordering one off of the Play Store….My question is that such a big search and spy company on the internet failed to anticipate such huge level of interest and again failed to provide with adequate number of handsets that quickly ran out in 30 minutes??. I just don’t understand it,I cannot trust these big companies any more….

    • Maximillion82

      Well Google relied on comments and review and most of the people (me included, sorry) were making comments about being disappointed. Due to the lack of storage, no SD slot, and no LTE. But when the first video reviews arrived, and the prices were revealed, these people were pleasantly surprised and jumped on the Nexus 4 bandwagon. This must have been too close to launch to order more to match this demand.

  • lee bush

    My brand new nexus 4 (8gb), wouldn’t unlock this morning with the swipe feature. Had to hard boot with power off to fix it. Not a good way to start 2nd day with a brand new phone.