Looks like the Nexus 4 is a victim of its own success, after selling out on the Google Play Store all over the world, Australian customers have been eagerly awaiting information from LG on where and when they can purchase the popular handset from Australian retailers. Back when the Nexus 4 was launched, LG promised that the phone would be available offline promising ‘Further information on offline availability in Australia will be available late November’.
Well we have been keeping track and have noted that as it is now early December we asked LG if they had any further information to add and they’ve just advised :
Due to unprecedented global demand for the Nexus 4 handset LG has had to delay the offline release of the handset in Australia. We expect that stock will be available for release through local retail partners commencing early 2013. Details of retail outlets, pricing and exact sales release dates will be provided as soon as information is available.
This is not the news that most potential Nexus 4 customers in Australia are looking for but unfortunately LG can only manufacture so many phones and the fact that the Nexus 4 is too popular can only serve to be a good thing for the Nexus program, Android and Google in general.
Who is still waiting to order a Nexus 4?