One phone that has been in the spotlight since its release is the LG Nexus 4. The handset may be very impressive; however it has been one of the most difficult handsets to get hold of since it was released in November. Supply issues have been posted on tech sites, but it seems that now the stock issue could be levelling out. Choices of where to get the handset in the US are spreading and the latest 3rd party retailer to sell the device is Walmart.
There have been a lot of posts written about the LG Nexus 4 and the low stock level tarnished the release of the handset, which was a great shame. However the handset is a notable one and it can be recommended. The device did return for sale at the Google Play Store and then it went on to sell out quickly again. Stock of the handset is selling out fast but it seems that the supply chain may be improving and units are starting to arrive and so we are hopeful that LG and Google have got on top of production of the LG Nexus 4.
In the US you can get the handset with T-Mobile, but there are shortages of stock and you do have to pay out more for the handset than you would pay at the Google Play Store. T-Mobile sell the 16GB version of the handset for $549 unlocked, while over at the Google Play Store you can get the handset for $349. News coming out today is that Walmart are to offer the device, however at the moment we don’t know what the cost of the handset will be. It is thought that it could be cheaper than what T-Mobile offer it for, but not as cheap as what you would pay if you bought it from the Google Play Store.
TmoNews has said that Walmart will get the device in the near future and that they are one among many, others include Costco, Best Buy and Wirefly. You do have to wonder if there would be enough stock of the handset to go around, but then Google and LG would not allow others to sell the device if they thought they could not provide enough stock.
Droid-Life said that over at the Google Play Store the 8GB version of the handset now has a shipping time of 3 to 4 weeks, while those wanting the 8GB version of the device will have a wait of 1 to 2 weeks before getting it. While there is a wait it does seem that things are improving when it comes to stock and some people who ordered the handset said that their device came faster than what was expected, often in just 2 to 3 days.