The blame over the shortages for the LG Nexus 4 has been passed between Google to LG and back. A spokesman on behalf of LG said that production of the handsets has been going as planned however over at LG France there is another story for the French market.
LG Nexus 4 availability issue may ease by February
Cathy Robin has said that Google’s predictions based on previous sales of the LG Nexus 4 were lower than what had been planned and this was the reason behind the shortage. She went on to say that the production had been ramped up and that the strain on the market will be a thing of the past by February. She also denied that Google were selling the LG Nexus 4 at a loss, instead she said that Google and LG had come to an agreement over a “reasonable price”.
It may be tempting therefore to assume that predictions that have been faulty have happened in other countries too. The LG Nexus 4 was sold out within minutes of it going on sale in the UK and at the moment it remains out of stock over in the US at the Google Play Store. Robin said that the demands were lower in France than everywhere else. She said that predictions in Germany and the UK were ten times those of France. Google had shipped a lot more handsets to these markets than they had to France.
However it still seems that she is pointing the blame at Google, along with offering those waiting for the LG Nexus 4 some hope that come February, all these availability issues will be a thing of the past.