The Nexus 4 won a lot of fans with impressive specs and a wallet-friendly price tag, so much so that the device sold out on Google Play in little more than half an hour when it went on sale on Tuesday.
Now we’re hearing that even some of those who were lucky enough to place an order face a three-week wait for their Nexus 4s.
That’s the story according to, well, tons of sites and forums across the cyberweb. On the plus side, Google has offered to waive the Nexus 4 delivery fee.
An email from Google Play to customers says: “Thank you for your recent purchase on Google Play. Due to overwhelming demand, your Nexus 4 is on backorder and is expected to ship within three weeks. We'll send you a notification when your order has shipped and will credit the shipping charges.”
It’s not entirely clear if Google failed to anticipate massive Nexus 4 demand, or simply didn’t produce many units for this first run. At the time of writing Google Play says: "We are out of inventory. Please check back soon," with "SOLD OUT" in big red letters.
Of course, if you’re desperate to grab a Nexus 4 in the UK, you can always head over to exclusive carrier O2, where it’ll set you back an incredible £399.99 on PAYG.
The amusing thing here is that we’re ultimately talking about an LG smartphone. If you’d told us just a few months ago that people would be climbing over each other to grab a slice of LG, we would’ve pushed you down a flight of stairs.