The LG-built Google Nexus 4 was the surprise hit of 2012, largely thanks to the insanely reasonable £239/£279 price tag. Indeed, it’s mostly been “SOLD OUT” of late.
Both LG and Google have hinted that the other is to blame for the short supply, and LG is again pleading innocence.
Back in early December, LG suggested it was on top of things, and explained that the Google Nexus 4 had simply been met with “huge demand”.
LG’s UK guy, Andy Coughlin, purred: “As with any sales process, LG supplies product quantities against partners'/customers' (ie retailers, operators etc) forecasts. Demand via the Play Store has been very high in this instance.”
However, a couple of weeks later, Google appeared to lay the blame on LG, saying: “Supplies from the manufacturer are scarce and erratic”. Oh dear.
Speaking to Chosun Biz, LG claims that things are still proceeding as planned, and denies any supply issue. An official yells: “Domestic Pyeongtaek plant in Nexus 4 has been produced without a hitch. There is no problem in supplying "
The latest Google Nexus 4 rumours suggest supply has in fact been halted entirely, as we'll meet a successor at Mobile World Congress next month. Hmm.
via: The Verge