If you asked anyone which of the handsets of last year would have been out of stock soon after its launch, they perhaps would have said it would be the Apple iPhone 5. However it wasn’t and you could get hold of the device just about in any of the Apple Stores around the globe. The handset which has been the hardest to get hold of was the LG Nexus 4 that runs pure Android Jelly Bean 4.2 and it has been the same this year.
LG Nexus 4 availability issues
The LG Nexus 4 came out in November and it has been one of the hardest handsets to get hold of. Since the device was revealed the shipping dates have got further behind. Some good news came by this week when it finally arrived back in the Play Store after being missing for months. However since then it has disappeared again after taking a bunch of orders and customers receiving some shipments. Now all eyes are on February (or possibly March) before we see it swarm the Play Store again.
Being able to get hold of devices that run Android fast is essential. It is all well and good waiting a couple of months for the Apple iPhone 5 as Apple only releases a new iPhone once per year. Android devices come out often, with new ones appearing what seems to be every week.
Towards the end of February or March there should be many Android handsets on the market that would beat the LG Nexus 4. Therefore if you have been waiting to get your hands on the device you could come across something better whilst waiting.
You can get an app at the Google Play Store which would tell you when the LG Nexus 4 is back in stock. This is by way of the Nexus 4 Stock Alert. The app will alert you when the handset comes into the Google Play Store either in the US, UK, Australia or Germany. The alert may come too late for some people though as they could have moved on as there are handsets such as the Samsung Galaxy S4, the HTC M7, Motorola X and the Sony Xperia Z coming out soon this year.