Though Google remains mum on exact sales figures for the Nexus 4, a group fans at XDA believe they have cracked the handset’s IMEI number and discovered a way to estimate the number of phones in the wild. According to a post yesterday, the Android 4.2 flagship has reached its one millionth unit sold.
The number can be traced to a black Nexus 4 supposedly manufactured on February 5th and sold in Turkey. Technically it was pinned down as the 999,998th phone off the line, but the assumption is that LG has produced phones beyond that number. According to their figures, production of the phone has increased significantly in the new year, with LG pumping out over 550,000 units in January alone.
Google seems to be catching up on its backlog of Nexus 4 orders, and the once hard to come by device has been in stock via the Google Play Store fairly consistently as of late. If you want the details on how the number of devices manufactured and sold is being calculated, or if you want to add your data to the crowdsourced cause, head over to the XDA link below.