Thursday , March 30 2017

Nexus 4 and 10 now available to order from Google Play Store (Update: only 16 GB Nexus 10 still available)

Update, 5.10pm AEST It appears the 32 GB Nexus 10 is also sold out! [Jason]

Update, 5.00pm AEST At some point during the afternoon it looks like the bumpers for the Nexus 4 went on sale, and have also sold out. It’s a bit disappointing that they weren’t available when the device was in stock earlier. Did you get a bumper AND a Nexus 4? [Jason]

Update, 2.19pm AEST Looks like the 8 GB Nexus 4 is also sold out (thanks, mohammad_danish). We’re also seeing reports from some users that the Nexus 10 is showing as Coming Soon, although I’ve not been able to verify this personally. [Jason]

Update, 12.46pm AEST It looks like 16 GB Nexus 4’s are sold out, taking just 22 mins to do so. Ausdroid reader mi7k alerted us to the page’s return to ‘Coming Soon’. Hope you got your order in, everyone!

After the Google ‘Playground is Open’ event was cancelled last month due to Hurricane Sandy hitting the east coast of the US, the Nexus 4 and 10 were added to the Google Play Store with a promise to start accepting orders on the 13th of November, whilst it got off to a late start, they are now available to order to Australians in the Devices section of the Google Play Store.

The Nexus 4 comes with either 8GB of onboard storage for $349 or for $399 with 16GB on-board, both devices attract a $19.99 delivery fee which promises delivery within 3-5 business days.

The Nexus 10 is available to order with onboard storage options of 16Gb for $469 or 32Gb for $569 with delivery setting you back $19.99 with delivery promised within 3-5 Business days.

Still waiting on the 32GB 3G enabled Nexus 7to be available to order the page still currently advises that it ‘is not available in your country’ but we’ve heard it’s due to start arriving at bricks and mortar retailers around the end of this month, so its arrival in the Play Store can’t be too far away.

No sign of the Nexus 4 wireless charging orb that was shown off on the introductory video hosted on TheVerge at the launch of the new Nexus devices, however there is now a bumper accessory for the Nexus 4 showing as coming soon for $19.99. So, inductive charging will have to wait until Google announces price and availability for the orb, in the meantiome the QI enabled Nokia Charging matt which arrives in Australia with the launch of the Lumia 920 later this month will work I’m told by reliable sources(LG).

No information is known about the supply chain of the Nexus 4 or Nexus 10, however the Nexus 7 has so far shipped out of Expansys in Hong Kong via FedEx so something similar is expected for the newest phone and tablet in the Nexus line.

So there they are, go get them. Remember to let us know in the comments which model/s you’ve ordered and of course when you’ve got a shipping notification.

Check out our range of Google Nexus 7 by Asus accessories at the Ausdroid Shop.


Daniel Tyson   Editor at large

Dan is a die-hard Android fan. Some might even call him a lunatic. He's been an Android user since Android was a thing, and if there's a phone that's run Android, chances are he owns it (his Nexus collection is second-to-none) or has used it.

Dan's dedication to Ausdroid is without question, and he has represented us at some of the biggest international events in our industry including Google I/O, Mobile World Congress and IFA.

  • nicholas


    • Dim

      Did you place an order Nicholas??

  • Dim

    Just ordered it….hell yeah. Cannot wait

  • 2 phones ordered. Hope it gets here before the weekend.

    • Dim

      Fingers crossed Andrew…been refreshing the page for a while and BANG.

  • Dim

    Ohh…and priority freight is $19.99

  • I love how it still says coming soon. Ordered!

  • “Shipping estimate: November 15, 2012” from the Google Wallet page. Is that when they’re leaving their depot or when they expect them to arrive in my grubby hands?

  • Nexus 4 Ordered 🙂

  • Kenny


  • Dim

    There’s gonna be a lot of happy campers posting this over the coming hours

    • Michelle Treloar

      and a lot of unhappy one …. with now SOLD OUT

      • Dim

        🙁 sorry to hear Michelle…lets hope Google gets plenty more in stock. Never want to see a stock Android fan miss out. Fingers crossed

        • Michelle Treloar

          considering the 8gb… just want one to replace nexus s… thoughts?

          • Graham Bae

            If you’re willing to compromise on the internal storage, then sure, why not? 🙂

          • Dim

            If you use the cloud or if you NAS at home then definetely. I have most of my pics and other stuff on the NAS and then access it through apps. Still have over 7gb left on Galaxy Nexus and over 11gb on Nexus 7

          • Michelle Treloar

            sounds like a plan… pretty much using my phone as phone only now that I have a Nexus 7 and am learning how to use the cloud. Thanks 🙂

          • Dim

            Happy to help Michelle…hope it all works out well…although i just noticed the 8gb is out of stock too. Tell me you got one in time?? 🙂

          • Michelle Treloar

            NOOOOOOO … jokes … a huge sigh of relief YES I ordered one before they too sold out and I think you again for being a brains trust cos i would have been procrastinating for too long and missed out without your help 🙂

          • Dim

            Awwwwww…schucks 😉

          • trism

            For your sake i hope im wrong when i make a guess at them being back for sale tonight or tomorrow

          • Michelle Treloar

            All good I am happy as I am currently only useing about 4G on my current phone and with the Nexus 7 being my new companion I am sure I will not be disappointed. I just wanted the ‘better value’ deal.

          • enty

            What app do you use to access your NAS? I haven’t liked any of the ones I tried so far.

  • Adrian Lynch

    ordered 2 phones and 4 10″ tabs 😀

    • 4 tablets, holy cow. 1 for each room? (just a little jealous)

    • GreviousMcG

      4 10″ Tablets??? Wow!

  • Mohammad Danish

    Did any of you guys order the 16GB Nexus 4?

    • Yep, 2 16GB. For $50 more why would you get the 8GB.

      • Mohammad Danish

        No I was looking for 16GB too but it says coming soon..I think I missed out :-

    • Dim

      Yep…sure did. I guess playing the waiting game helped.

  • Pete

    16GB ordered :o)

  • dbareis

    I’ve been watching the “Coming Soon!” 🙁 Anyway I added it to the cart, the cart cleared itself and now its back to the “notify me” button 🙁

  • Jonhson

    16GB sold out already? My order was cancelled because I used a PO box, so I went back and now it just says “Notify Me” for the 16GB model :S

  • Just ordered one to replace my broken One X. $400 is an absolute steal, they are going to sell them by the bucket loads

  • Michelle Treloar

    I have been trying to get through for past 40 min with no luck (click proceed and nothing but the wonderful spinning wheel) 🙁
    and its now saying OUT OF STOCK grrrrrrr

    • Mohammad Danish

      Out of stock? I still see coming soon.

      • Graham Bae

        Yep it says Coming Soon, but we’re assuming that the reason is because it sold out.

        • scb1898

          I wonder was it mistakenly available? Maybe they just reset it back to normal.

          • Matt

            If that was the case, the 8gb would be unavailable as well…

          • scb1898

            So true.

          • Graham Bae

            The 8gb version is still available and the orders processed normally, so I’m going with ‘sold out’.

      • Dim

        It was in stock 30 mins ago…demand outstripped supply

    • Michelle Treloar

      I did get an “OUT OF STOCK” message now reverted back to COMING SOON”

  • Yeowch, thats gotta sting.

  • Trent Hill

    I’ve ordered a 16G Nexus 10 but I too only have the option of “Notify Me” on the 16G Nexus 4 🙁

  • Whoah… 16GB Nexus 4 sold out in 20 minutes flat? Glad I was quick! Shipping estimate: Nov 15 🙂

  • dbareis

    16GB Nexus 4 run out? 8GB still available…

  • wl

    Far out it sold out….

  • Damon Lewis

    I got an order for the Nexus 10 32GB in

    • scb1898

      good job!

  • Looks like the 16GB model sold out in under half an hour.

  • sadpanda
    • Justin Zobel

      You were getting laid during the middle of the day? Get a job you useless bum.

  • trism

    Devastated. F5 all day, then take 15 minutes to do something else and its gone. No point even worrying about the 8gb really.

    • scb1898

      Damn! You stepped away for just a bit. That sucks!

  • mks

    I got in with the 10′ 32gb, they are still up so I guess selling bit slower than the 16gb 4’s

  • JB

    very happy i dedicated today to refreshing the 16gb nexus 4 page. order in

    • Dim

      i hear ya….wasnt suprised it would be sold out pretty quickly

    • Adam

      When did they go on sale? I’d been looking at the site all morning

      • JB

        i checked at about 12:20 and they were in stock. ordered straight away

        • Adam

          wow, they must have sold out quick I was checking the site all morning. I was the 8gb’s on sale but was after the 16gb.

  • Happy Nexus 10 guy

    got my nexus 10 32gb by monitoring the news updates from this website…yeah !.

  • AR

    So much for switching from iphone4 … sold out. gg

  • drjacka

    So WTF was the notify me option there for. I haven’t been notified and now they are all gone. I wanted to try something other than an iPhone for once. F U Google!

    • scb1898

      Remember that Notify Me never notifies you when it actually first appears. I can see you getting an email later today.

      • drjacka

        Yeah. I’m just so disappointed. I have been refreshing all day and then got stuck with customers at 12. Once they left I was too late. Fingers crossed Google doesn’t take too long to get more stock. Maybe at least let me order one.

      • theadamtron

        still no email.

      • Kelvin

        I can tell there is no notification email throughout the world even in US….

    • Adam

      I got the same thing. Their notifications dont work.

  • scb1898

    I’m in the States, and I am so jealous of you guys!

    • Dim

      Your time will come my Nexus friend!

  • Fuze

    i picked up an 8gb, dont really need 16. happy (:

  • TT

    Just ordered a 16GB one before it was out of stock. In the forum, there are quite a lot of Apple fans said Google is going to “Hungry sales”. Anyone has some ideas?

    • scb1898

      It’s possible, but I doubt it.

  • Iain Simmons

    Are you kidding me? No notification, and that’s with 2 emails addresses!

    • scb1898

      I find that you never get the notification email at the actual launch. it is usually later in the day.

  • Darren Kemp

    Got my 32GB Nexus 10 ordered, but I was hoping that the smart cover would also be available

  • DigiFizz

    LOL what a joke. Stick 500 units up on the Aussie Play store and watch them sell out in 20 mins – bam! Worldwide publicity. Google you’re no better than Apple.

    • scb1898

      You’re no better for making this up. We don’t know how many were in stock.

    • Dim

      Thats a bit premature…who knows how many thousands were bought by us Aussies?

  • Adam

    16gb nexus 4 order in. thank god I didn’t give my f5 key a rest for the last few hours.

  • nexus 10 is coming from Singapore according to my confirmation email.

  • Mohammad Danish

    The bumper is in stock !

  • Mohammad Danish

    They just removed “Available for purchase on Tuesday, Nov. 13th” from the 16GB Nexus 4 page. There’s goes my hope, now I believe it really is out of stock 🙁

    • Luke Monahan

      It was gone, but now it’s back (Edit: and now it’s gone again — must be a change that’s finding it’s way around different mirrors?).

      8GB Nexus is now unavailable also, also without the “Available for purchase on …” box.

      No idea what this means, if anything. I won’t try and divine anything from it.

  • Mahmoud

    Half happy and half not!!
    Ordered my Nexus 10 32GB, but couldn’t order the Nexus 4 16GB 🙁
    Is it sold out for sure or is it just not ready yet to be sold?
    I’ve been refreshing the page since 12 a.m and never comes to add to cart!!!

  • gerard currie

    8g now sold out too

  • Steven Chen

    refreshed every 30 min but still, missed out the 16GB! was sad for a few while, but soon I turned out to order a 8GB instead plus a Nexus 10, whatsoever, it’s Nexus, I can still get it on hand on 15th, and saved $50, that’s enough for me. I already have a Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4 for girlfriend. happy.

  • Daniel Farrugia

    Looks like the 8gb Nexus 4 is now sold out as well 🙁

  • P

    8GB N4 is also out of stock now

  • gutted

    Spewing! had been refreshing all day (from midnight). I was away from my computer for just a while after 12. Even the refreshes up to half an hour ago were saying ‘available Tuesday 13th November’. WTF. They better get some more out quick smart

  • Lame, totally should have taken my lunch break at 12 today

  • KaiLim

    I was at work 🙁 stupid cod launch phone blocking me

  • Chris Spencer

    Super stoked I got a 16gb Nexus 4. Now I just want the bumper cases to be available, not coming soon.. wireless charger would be nice also 😉

    • Well, that’s another irritation. The bumper, the charger, a car kit, a Miracast HDMI dongle for your TV… why aren’t they just ready and available? Why can’t you line this stuff up neatly Googs?

      Sell a $400 phone, and sell an extra $200 of bits as well….

      • Chris Spencer

        Absolutely good call greg!

      • Matt

        And we get charged postage on each right? Well done.

    • Matt

      Exactly. How can they also not have the accessories. They announced this a month ago. Er.. maybe start manufacturing a bit earlier?

    • Pete

      I managed to purchase bumper for the very brief period they were on sale in Aus at 14:19pm UTC+11 (nearly 2 hours after I bought the 16GB N7).

      Expensive though – the bill came to AUD$30.98 including the shipping…

  • Really really not handled well there Google.
    At least up up a “Sold Out” sign.
    Stop people checking in thinking the phones are going to be on sale later today.

    And no notifications. If you aren’t gonna send the emails, don’t ask people to sign up.

    Not good.

    • Adam


    • GreviousMcG

      Right on, mate.

      I just hope that Google explained why they sold out so quickly and how they intend to improve their communications with their customers. Using the “underestimating demand” excuse is just BS. There are ways to gauge interest in a product before launch to estimate demand. It just a matter of using the right tools (and people).

  • Adam

    sold out in 20 minutes. Went on sale at a completely random time. Googles notifications didn’t work. Complete bullshit google.

    • perfectlyreasonabletoo


      • theadamtron

        damn right

    • NotHappyMan

      Dang right! I was checking the site midnight and then in the morning at work. then it goes on sale while i am at lunch without any Email notification… What a good time to kick off sales Google…

  • Adam

    I checked the Nexus 4 on the site all day/ all morning. The notifications on their site don’t work. I signed up for notification and I received nothing. Sold out as soon as they went on sale. Not happy google.

  • Google $uck$

    farking useless idiots… then they complain Oz aint a big enough market so we have to charge more.

  • Jimmy2cents

    I checked at 12:00AM, 7AM, 12PM, 5PM… Avaiable 13th November.
    I’m so disgusted with Google I’ve bought my 1st Apple product, an iFad 4 with Retina bursting screen.


  • So for those of us that got an order in, anyone get a shipping advice yet?

  • Was there a limit to how many you can purchase in one order?

  • he_pennypacker

    Absolutely stoked that I got a 16GB Nexus 4 in the 22 minutes it was on sale. I went to the order page when I woke up – coming soon. Checked it when I got to work – coming soon. Went to a meeting, came back, ordered!!!

  • What the hell did they only have 50 phones or something, looks like only people who work at a computer or dont work had any chance of ordering. DAMIT i wanted this phone first

    • Matt

      Maybe in a few years time Google will actually understand how to sell stuff on the internet.

  • ledski

    The 16GB Nexus 10 is still in stock for me

  • Does anyone know how I can search for the Nexus hardware on the play store ? There’s no hardware category !

  • Just noticed that my order now says

    Delivery estimate 15 November 2012

    Here’s hoping that it actually arrives then.

    • Pete

      out of interest, at checkout did you uncheck the option to link the device to your google account? also what time did you order?

      i left it checked by default, and mine doesn’t have any delivery or shipping estimates yet. i ordered at approx 12:35 UTC+11. My bumper says shipping estimate 15th Nov.

      • Actually, I never saw the option, although I was ordering 2 phones so it might’ve removed it from the checkout screen. I wasn’t able to get an bumpers though, just had the notify email box.

      • And now it’s changing back to shipping estimate. Damn you Google, stop playing with my emotions.

  • Missed out on a bumper for my 16GB Nexus 4, after ordering that I decided to then grab the 16GB Nexus 10. Just need a Bumper now, anyone got a spare??

  • Greg Bell

    Looking at the time stamps on some of the comments here, are you sure your times are in AEST (Qld) and not AEDT (NSW, Vic, ACT)? You also mixed them up in a previous post and I think from memory you’ve said you’re in Canberra. I just want to know if I was driving to work or working when they went on sale so I can have fully informed disappointment.

    • They were EDT : Eastern Daylight Time, there is a lot of confusion as some people use AEST Australian Eastern Summer Time to denote daylight savings. Basically the times we put are NSW Time.

  • nexus

    i wonder why we still can’t get our hands on the nexus 7 3g version yet – even though the google blog mentioned that we should have been able to get it yesterday!!! lol

    • Pete

      I think it was only officially released in the USA for now. I checked the google play store using a USA proxy and can see it’s available as an option for US$299.

  • kelvintang

    Anyone who had brought Nexus before can confirm that the invoice has ABN?? I wanna refund the tax!

    PS: Google Play has changed “Notify me” into “Sold Out”, it might be due to the ambiguity of description.

  • Woohoo – – Just got shipping information from Google. Expected tomorrow before 5pm. Here’s hoping.

  • nifty

    Ordered the N4 at 12.20pm Tues and have got notification that it has been shipped today Wed. Cant wait.

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