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8GB LG Nexus 4 Playing Hide & Seek With Shoppers

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The LG Nexus 4 has followed in the footsteps of some of the popular new handsets that came onto the market and within hours of it being released to the public, it has been sold out.

8G LG Nexus 4 temporarily sold out, or is it?

Within minutes of the LG Nexus 4 being offered for sale in the US, the device was sold out. This meant that those heading to the Google Play Store only saw the “coming soon” notice, for both the 8GB and 16GB versions of the device.

The smartphone also sold out fast in the UK, within an hour, and is now one of the most elusive handsets on the market. Many people who wanted the device said that they had problems getting onto the Google Play Store and when they did they came across problems when trying to check out. Androidworld said that in the Netherlands the handset was scrapped thanks to the high demand in any countries.

At this moment it is not sure just how many units Google had been able to have ready for the launch. The Nexus 4 has been very popular and received a lot of attention thanks to the price tag of $299 and the fact that the handset is unlocked. It also comes with Android 4.2 already installed, making it the first handset to have this release of Android. However it was criticised thanks to the lack of LTE.

Now we’ve been informed by our readers that the 8GB LG Nexus 4 seems to be going up in bursts. What that means is that during the day, we’ve already seen it become available and then back to sold out 4 times now. This suggests Google could be spreading out the availability so it isn’t just available to those who managed to log into the website earlier yesterday. It also explains why Google never gave a specific time when the orders for the LG Nexus 4 would open. Now we’ve only received reports of this with the 8GB model.

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