There was a true frenzy of purchasing that occurred on Tuesday, when Google opened orders for the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10. The 16GB Nexus 4 16GB sold out in what I calculated to be 22 minutes, while the 8GB version lasted a little over an hour and a half – in which time our own Jedi, Geoff Fieldew, ordered his 8GB Nexus 4.

Unfortunately it seems this morning that the Play Store team from Google has sent Geoff some bad news in the form of the email you see below. They don’t have enough stock of the Nexus 4 to satisfy demand, and his order has now been placed on back order with shipment expected in 3 weeks.

This scenario seems to be occuring around the world, with customers in the UK and the US also reporting receipt of such emails. It seems Google really underestimated the popularity of the Nexus 4.

Have you awoken to similar bad news this morning? Did you order an 8GB or 16GB? Tell us in the comments.

Thanks: Geoff.