People have been variously blaming LG, Google, the end of the world at the end of 2012. Google pointed the finger at the LG supply chain, and now we’ve got an update from LG. Tl;dr? It’s not our fault.
LG Mobile France director Cathy Robin has spoken with French media outlet Challenges.fr, and she said:
“… the supply problems are not solely related to LG.”
It seems reality is a bit more complex — it appears that Google gave LG forecasted sales figures, based on previous Nexus sales results, but as anyone could tell you, the Nexus 4 is a quantum leap beyond the previous Nexus devices, and unsurprisingly, demand far exceeded the supply which Google had predicted. This hiccup aside, Robin claims that the relationship between LG and Google remains healthy.
In good news for those of us still hanging out for a Nexus 4, Robin has stated that LG is ramping up production of the Nexus 4 line, and predicts that by February, there should be no more pressure on the market — implying that there should be ample supplies in the next month or so.
Some other tidbits from Robin: