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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

    1. 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…

      1. 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.

        1. 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.

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

    3. 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

    4. 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

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

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

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

    2. actually it might be in march.

    3. With LTE!

      1. 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.

        1. Why? Because it’s too confusing?

    4. 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.

  5. 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.

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

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

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

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

  10. 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?


    1. No devices. >.<

      1. Yeah I just saw that in the terms and conditions.

        That stinks.

  11. Waiting for Obama to deliver mine now! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpAOwJvTOio

    1. 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.

      1. 404 Humor not found.

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

  12. Lucky bastards

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

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

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

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

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

          1. 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+

    2. 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.

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

    3. 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. 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?

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

        2. 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.

          1. 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.

    4. 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.

      1. Here are my Verizon speeds. Care to share yours?

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

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

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

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

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

          6. 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.

          7. Hopefully this posts

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

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

          10. 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

      2. 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.

        1. 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. – )

    5. 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.

      1. 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.

  15. lucky….I want one so bad

  16. 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.

  17. “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.

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

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

    1. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    1. 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.

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

  29. 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.

    1. 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!

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

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

  32. 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?

  33. Mine is arriving on monday!

  34. 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….

    1. 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.

  35. 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.

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