The LG-made Google Nexus 4 has been ridiculously hard to get a hold of since it officially went on sale a couple of months ago, and it's led to plenty of speculation as to exactly why.
The popular theory is a simple case of demand far outstripping supply, but a new rumour has cropped up that in fact LG has halted production altogether in favour of a new and improved model.
It sounds on the far side of unlikely, but the International Business Times says the Nexus 4 has dropped down LG's priority list and is even suggesting that the Korean firm may hit Mobile World Congress next month with a successor to the hard-to-find handset.
That's one interpretation you could take from the company's pronouncement at CES 2013 this week that “at MWC next month, and throughout the year, we'll be bringing more tier one handsets, in various screen sizes”.
Most people would just be happy to see renewed stocks of Nexus 4 made available, and maybe the oft-rumoured Optimus G2, but the continued scarcity of the former and the thus-far non-appearance of the latter has clearly got the rumour mill hitting bizarro-world levels of daft speculation.
For the record, this LG Super-Nexus has been tipped to come packing a 2GHz quad-core processor and Android Key Lime Pie.
And you thought some of those iPhone rumours were daft. Happy Friday night.