LG Nexus 4 Returns To Play Store On February 29

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If anyone were to ask you which handset would be out of stock last year then you might have said the Apple iPhone 5. However it wasn’t as you could get it from any Apple Store quite easily. The handset that was almost impossible to get hold of when it launched was the LG Nexus 4. The device runs pure Jelly Bean 4.2 and it remains hard to get right into 2013.

LG Nexus 4 availability issue show no signs of easing

Since its release in November it has been difficult for those wanting the LG Nexus 4 to get their hands on it. Since releasing it the shipping times have got further and further behind and even if you could order the device today, you perhaps wouldn’t get it in your hands before end of February or early March.

Devices that have Android on them have to be available immediately upon launch. It is all well and good having to wait a few months to get the Apple iPhone 5 as Apple reveal only one handset per year. However there are numerous Android devices released and what this means is that there is always something newer and faster around the corner.

Even if the LG Nexus 4 comes into stock in February, by then there could be several devices released that match up to it, or surpass it. If you have been waiting for the handset, chances are that there will be a new device on the market before stock of the LG Nexus 4 is in.

There is an app in the Google Play Store that tells you when stock of the LG Nexus 4 is available. This app is called the Nexus 4 Stock Alert and when the handset comes into stock to a Play Store close to you, either in the US, UK, Australia or Germany, the app notifies you. However for some people the notification could come in too late as rumors of the imminent launch of the Samsung Galaxy S4, the HTC M7, Motorola X or the Sony Xperia Z could happen any day now and will make the LG Nexus 4 appear like a dinosaur!

P.S. In case you didn’t get it, there is no February 29 in 2013.

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