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Old Jan 18, 2013, 09:40 AM   #126
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I got in my order on 7th Dec and got the 6-7 week lead time. Thought about it and tried to cancel, but couldn't as I was outside the hour window. So I thought I'd wait it out. Reading all these got me hyped for device and up until today delivery was estimated for 23rd Jan. woke to a mail this morning that my order has been cancelled. Really peeved now!
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 09:59 AM   #127
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Just noticed this head scratcher and thought i was seeing things, Nexus 4 now $549 retail price at t-mo... up from $499 a week ago...

Saw this yesterday at the store, assumed it was due to the $50 monthly 4G plan...
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 10:03 AM   #128
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Do you really believe that Google wants people to buy the Nexus 4?
They would have spent a decent amount in developing the product and marketing it, so yes.

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They are losing money on each device sold.
Source? Everything i've read estimates either they are breaking even or making a small profit.

Also, your statement demonstrates a complete lack of knowledge regarding Google's history with hardware launches. Even on devices where they have been making significant profits they've managed to turn it into a farce. It's almost a tradition now.

Your statement also contradicts LG which has stated that Google massively underestimated demand (you know - the logical, non-conspiracy theory explanation) but that they are now massively ramping up production.
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 10:21 AM   #129
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They would have spent a decent amount in developing the product and marketing it, so yes.



Source? Everything i've read estimates either they are breaking even or making a small profit.

Also, your statement demonstrates a complete lack of knowledge regarding Google's history with hardware launches. Even on devices where they have been making significant profits they've managed to turn it into a farce. It's almost a tradition now.

Your statement also contradicts LG which has stated that Google massively underestimated demand (you know - the logical, non-conspiracy theory explanation) but that they are now massively ramping up production.
I would like to see that too...there is no way they are taking a loss on each device.
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 10:36 AM   #130
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Your statement also contradicts LG which has stated that Google massively underestimated demand (you know - the logical, non-conspiracy theory explanation) but that they are now massively ramping up production.
We've all watched The Verge's video on Google's insight to the Nexus 4. But honestly I question how much of it Google actually developed. Sure it has wireless charging, and they dictated the back being made of glass, the chamfered edge, a 16:10 screen, and no physical home button... but its a rehashed Optimus G. They weren't designing it from scratch.

That said, LG can't be thrilled of a device selling w/o their interface, but its win-win for them. I won't even guess how Google goes about contracting a Nexus device. But is it Google that determines how many to ship to other vendors? I can buy that Google dropped the ball on the lack of stock on the playstore, but what about other outlets like T-mo?
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 05:46 PM   #131
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But is it Google that determines how many to ship to other vendors? I can buy that Google dropped the ball on the lack of stock on the playstore, but what about other outlets like T-mo?
I would suggest that Google retains absolute control over that stuff, including the total number of units to be produced. This in turn would obviously affect stock levels to all vendors.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 02:57 PM   #132
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Looks like the Nexus 4 is now available to order with a ship date of 1 to 2 weeks
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-575...n-the-u.s-too/
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 11:00 PM   #133
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Just put in my order for a 16GB! 1-2 weeks shipping, but I'm hoping it'll be sooner than that.....

Will update when I have shipped confirmation!
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 05:57 AM   #134
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Got my order back in just after UK store got restocked yesterday. Confirmation received today its been shipped. Yay! No sign of the bumper yet though. Boo!
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 07:09 AM   #135
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We've all watched The Verge's video on Google's insight to the Nexus 4. But honestly I question how much of it Google actually developed. Sure it has wireless charging, and they dictated the back being made of glass, the chamfered edge, a 16:10 screen, and no physical home button... but its a rehashed Optimus G. They weren't designing it from scratch.

That said, LG can't be thrilled of a device selling w/o their interface, but its win-win for them. I won't even guess how Google goes about contracting a Nexus device. But is it Google that determines how many to ship to other vendors? I can buy that Google dropped the ball on the lack of stock on the playstore, but what about other outlets like T-mo?
Where the hell is that little device....seems like the nexus 5 will be out before that orb.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 01:54 PM   #136
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Good news to everyone who ordered their Nexus 4 when they were restocked the other day. I ordered mine at 15:03 in the UK and it's just been shipped. So much for 1-2 weeks!
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 02:01 PM   #137
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Good news to everyone who ordered their Nexus 4 when they were restocked the other day. I ordered mine at 15:03 in the UK and it's just been shipped. So much for 1-2 weeks!
Hoping that means the US isn't as far behind....maybe shipping confirmation in a few days?
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 04:58 PM   #138
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I am shocked at how the Nexus 4 release has been handled. We are almost into the third month since release, and since last month, it has been sold out, and no longer available to order. I could see it being out of stock, with maybe a 2 - 3 week lead time, but there has been no news whatsoever from Google as to when it will be fully back in stock and for sale again ? Both Google and LG have been very silent in the new year about the Nexus 4.

Some say, it has a 8 - 9 week lead time from order, that's ***** crazy

What's the real story here ? Is LG to blame for not producing enough ? Is Google to blame, for not ordering enough from LG to start off with, thinking it would be a low volume seller ? Does Google not even care it's not available for sale anymore, because they don't make much money off such a low and cheap seller ?

Maybe Google have an all new Nexus 5 coming sooner, after Google I/O in Summer, with Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie ?
google is loosing 150 to 200 usd on each device, do you really think they wanna ship 50 million of Nexus 4 ? I highly doubt it...
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 09:34 PM   #139
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Charging orb for $59.99.

http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/01...ile-for-59-99/

Nooooo thank you.

My desire to keep the Nexus 4 dims day by day.
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 02:19 AM   #140
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Hoping that means the US isn't as far behind....maybe shipping confirmation in a few days?
I'd hope so, waited long enough!

It's 'Out for delivery' according to tracking! Excellent

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Charging orb for $59.99.

http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/01...ile-for-59-99/

Nooooo thank you.

My desire to keep the Nexus 4 dims day by day.
If its the same as the charging dock that came with the Palm Pre, no thanks.

It was a damn fiddle and very gimmicky.
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 09:09 AM   #141
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I'd hope so, waited long enough!

It's 'Out for delivery' according to tracking! Excellent [COLOR="#808080"]
Mine too! I guess they overestimated the shipping time so they didn't piss a ton of people off again.....

Also have a feeling the wait killed a lot of the desire for the phone.
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 04:38 AM   #142
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Just ordered an 8GB!
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 06:28 PM   #143
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I ordered a 16 gb Nexus 4 yesterday (Feb 05) and at the time it said "ships 2-3 weeks".
I just now got an email from Google saying it has shipped.
Less than 24 hours after I placed my order.
Can't wait.
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