For all those people who fell in love with the Nexus 4 but weren’t able to get hold of a piece on Google Play or other retail outlets, here’s why it happened. The $299 unlocked device soon went out of stock and is still out of stock in every country where it was sold, and it doesn’t look like this situation is going to change.
To start with, apparently, Google itself was unable to forecast the demand for its flagship smartphone accurately, with demand far exceeding what they had expected. What’s even worse news is that owing to a fixed contract agreement between Google and the phone’s manufacturer, LG, Google cannot even demand that LG increase the supply of this device.
While it may be shocking to dismiss this as an oversight in an age when other popular smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the iPhone 5 cost over $599, it is possible that Google wanted to limit this subsidized offer of the Nexus 4 in the market to start with and deliberately didn’t make too many pieces.
Whatever the reason, looks like people who have managed to order the Nexus 4 are in for a long wait, and people who want to order this phone may have to look for alternatives instead.