Nexus 4 16GB is officially sold out on Google Play, the new Nexus 7 LTE as well


Nexus 4 16GB SOLD OUT

We’ve been receiving reports all day about the Nexus 4 16GB selling out in some of our reader’s Google Play Stores, but thought it might have been a fluke. Sure enough, our page monitor updated us to its change in status, with our own listing in the Play Store now showing Google is “out of inventory”.

We know how this typically plays out. Whenever an older device — especially one that was recently the subject of a clearance sale — disappears from the Google Play, it’s likely never to return. With rumors of the Nexus 5 on the horizon, it’s entirely possible Google/LG was simply clearing out old stock before the arrival of the next flagship, and this is the last we’ll see of the Nexus 4 16GB.

Still, we were hoping the Nexus 4 would remain in the Play Store for another year as a low-cost Nexus option for Android users on a budget (maybe with more storage). Slap a plastic back cover on the back, offer it in a few colors and watch as the kids eat this up. Hey, if Apple can do it — why not Google?

Also, many of you noticed that the Nexus 7 (2013) 32GB LTE is also showing as “not for sale at this time”. Different verbiage than the Nexus 4, and one that doesn’t even suggest to “check back soon”. Given the Nexus 7 LTE is brand new to the Play Store, we’re anticipating stock to replenish again. Nexus 4? Can’t be too sure.

[Nexus 4 16GB on Google Play | Nexus 7 (2013) LTE on Google Play]

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. nexus 5 coming, android kit kat better save it because specs are probably going to be lower or on par with top phones out right now

    1. I’m guessing it will be offered in 16GB/32GB options, have a Snapdragon 800, 1080p display, 2GB of RAM, improved camera, and Android 4.4 KitKat. What more could an Android junkie want?

      1. I am just hoping it comes soon. I am going on vacation in a month and need a decent phone. I was going to purchase the Nexus 4 today.

      2. One thing… Verizon but no one is holding their breath for that one. If they are holding their breath they are unconscious for sure.

        1. I told you man let vzw go.. even Chris will tell you to go AT&T (depending coverage in your area)

          1. I am planning to go with T-Mobile. It works well in my area.

          2. I tried a Nexus 4 with T-Mobile and had no service in my house and had to return it. I haven’t tried AT&T but they may be a possibility.

          3. T-Mobile has free Wifi-calling, thus not a problem.

          4. When I asked about this T-Mobile told me it wasn’t available for the Nexus 4. Is that incorrect? Also, how well does that service work?

          5. Are you using a Play Store N4 or an N4 direct from T-Mobile? Perhaps only the latter has it (if at all). My wife just got a T-Mobile HTC One, and the wifi-calling works perfectly.

          6. I bought it at T-Mobile. Apparently it’s not offered on the Nexus 4. I wonder if the apk for wifi calling can be sideloaded.

          7. Requires a driver. There are some ROMs on XDA that include WiFi Calling for phones that had it originally, but I dunno if anyone has Nexus + WiFi Calling…

          8. Wifi calling doesn’t work with the Nexus :/

          9. I don’t understand why so many people say “just leave” verizon. Most of here have G-nex which probably means we have unlimited data, which if I’m correct also means that due to provisions when the spectrum is being bid on means that data can not be throlleted. Truly unlimited that pays for itself is a good enough reason to stay.

          10. I still have unlimited data, but I’ll be leaving Verizon when my contract is up. If you have unlimited data, once your contract is up, you have to pay full price for a new phone to keep unlimited, but you still have pay “subsidized” contract prices. That, combined with delayed Android updates, high prices, locked bootloaders on most of their phones, no Google Wallet, etc, etc, makes staying with Verizon just plain dumb.

      3. a 3,000 mah battery :-(

        1. 3000+ mah Replaceable battery and a 64GB version, maybe? ( I gave up with the mSD slot… it’s not going to happen with Google)

          1. At this point i’d be happy with them making a 32… this 8 / 16 nonsense really chafes.

  2. Every so often it shows up as available. If it does again I am going to purchase it. I really need a new phone and can’t wait another week.

    1. But the Nexus 5 is SO close!

      1. But my phone doesn’t work that well and reboots all the time – :P

        I go on vacation soon and I need a new phone.

        1. Get a cheap $10 phone from the dollar store until the Nexus 5 drops.

    2. Try eBay or Craigslist.

  3. Well there goes my plan of buying this a couple days before the N5 event and possibly returning it within the 15 day return window, if the N5 was cheap enough…

    1. What’s funny is I was planning on buying it and not opening it for 14 days and see if the nexus 5 was released.

      1. I’m still thinking of grabbing one, 16GB, locally with a wireless charger for $230…

        1. From where? T-Mobile sells it for what 400 off contract right?

          1. It’s used, so that seems like a good price, hopefully it’s in still great condition. I’m in Utah myself.

  4. Idk if I’m a bad person for wanting to return my girlfriends $500 present and wait for the n5 lol

    1. that’s pretty despicable champ lol

      1. yea i know ill just look at it and maybe spend hours messing with it at tmobile

        1. Good idea.

    2. idk if I’m a bad person for not wanting to return your girlfriend

  5. I ordered two last week for the new low price, and it hasn’t changed to ‘shipped’ yet. But, at least from Australia, Play still shows the 16GB model ‘in stock’ (ships from Singapore apparently) so despite being momentarily frightened by this article, I’m hopeful that I’ll still get what I paid for.

  6. i agree on having a Nexus 4c with colors for the younger consumers..

    1. Won’t somebody please think of the children???

  7. N7-LTE showing in stock for me. Contemplating an upgrade from my 32GB WiFi-only…. But having a Nexus means I have a free hotspot.

    1. Just my two cents, if I was going to invest in a 7 inch tablet I’d get the LTE version, because it’s so portable carrying it around places often seems like it would be a no brainer.

      Unlike my 10 inch tablet which is home bound unless I travel in and don’t have wifi in which case I tether to my phone, which is a small hassle but more than sufficient for the few times a year I find myself wanting to use my 10 inch tablet in a place I don’t have wifi of some sort.

      I’m just weird I guess but I don’t like the 7 inch form factor, it’s too close to my 5 inch tablet, web browsing / video is much more enjoyable at 10 inches for me. everything else my 5 inch phone is more than capable enough for, even short news article reading.

  8. I literally ordered a 16gb N4 yesterday (16th) from Google (in the UK). It’s still showing as in stock here, but 8gb model now out of stock. Looks like I was just in time, and such a bargain price :)

    1. you are lucky Paul… i just tried to order 16GB N4 on 17th and i didn’t make it.

  9. Plastic on the back would probably be better than the fragile glass that’s currently on it.

  10. ” Hey, if Apple can do it — why not Google?”

    But that was the big surprise in the latest damp squib from the heavy mob. No knock down prices for older models.

    1. The Nexi are already sold at/below cost. There’s nothing left to knock.

  11. Nexus 7 LTE available again

    1. us??

  12. Hoping for a Nexus/Android 4.4 announcement soon. Sick of hearing and reading about iOS7 and iPhone 5S everywhere.

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