LG Electronics: Google at fault for Nexus 4; didn't order nearly enough

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  1. EbookReader macrumors 65816

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    http://www.androidauthority.com/nex...ld-out-popularity-explained-lg-france-148214/

    LG is producing at the rate of 600,000 Nexus 4 (probably higher) per month now.

    So the comment that starting in mid-February, there will be plenty of Nexus 4 might be coming true.



    Look like the Nexus 4 is way way way more in demand than the Optimus G. In the next 2-3 months, it will easily overtake the Optimus G in sales #.

    As of mid-January, around 600,000 Nexus 4 have been delivered per XDA-Developers sleuthing.
     
  2. Beeplance macrumors 65816

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    The LG Nexus 4 is a splendid device. They should produce more & OFFER IT IN MORE COUNTRIES.
     
  3. ChrisTX macrumors 68030

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    It's quality of device, plus the low price that got people on board with it. Even as a Galaxy S3 owner it was hard to pass up that low price.
     
  4. Ericcc macrumors member

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    Perplexing and unfortunate. At its price, the Nexus 4 could have hit the jackpots internationally, and propelled stock Android to the mainstream. Through that, Google could have even gained more leverage on the likes of Verizon and AT&T. Well, there's always the next Nexus...
     
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    If that "mid-February" bit is true, I'll be a happy camper. Been waiting to get my hands on one to replace my iP4S from work - looking forward to trying out Android! Vanilla Android is really the only way I'd want to go and the price of the N4 makes it a winner in my book already!
     
  6. Dr McKay macrumors 68040

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    For anyone waiting to get a Nexus 4 I'd recommend a case for it. The glass on mine is a magnet for Micro scratches, the back has thousands of them concentrated on one spot, I once put the screen face down on my desk and now there are 2 lines of hundreds of tiny scratches running along the sides of the screen.
     
  7. jrswizzle macrumors 603

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    Thanks for the tip - was planning on one anyways - not being my daily driver, I'm going to try not to be terribly picky with it (though I'm insanely so for my iP cases)....any recommendations?
     
  8. Dr McKay macrumors 68040

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    I don't have a case at the moment, I've decided that it's already scratched so I haven't bothered getting a case, I just put it on a cloth on my desk now.
     
  9. knucklehead macrumors 6502a

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    I've managet to keep mine pristine.:)
    I've been using a Diztronic TPU case -- I agree with all the good reviews it gets. The only slight problem I have it that it adds to the already pretty large size of the device. I just ordered a second, thinner case to go along with it:http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AAIEU1W/ref=pe_175190_21431760_M3T1_SC_dp_1
    For when I don't (... hopefully don't ...) need as much protection.
     
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    That doesn't protect from being dropped. I have a great case on my galaxy nexus that I like. I'll see if the same company makes one for the nexus 4.
     
  12. onthecouchagain macrumors 604

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    For sure. I was talking about protecting from scratches. Definitely no help against drops.
     
  13. Faux Carnival macrumors 6502a

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    I looked for a Nexus 4 for weeks. It wasn't offered in my country, I tried 2 other countries and couldn't find one. I was even willing to pay the ridiculous $500 T-Mobile price. But still couldn't find one. I gave up and bought an iPhone 5.

    Google's loss. They should improve on two things: 1) Distribution (it should be available at least in Best Buy's) 2) stock
     
  14. jrswizzle macrumors 603

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    I'm thinking about this (if the N4 ever becomes available again):

    http://www.amazon.com/i-Blason-Flex...TF8&colid=2OBSUNNU1ZM1M&coliid=I3NDJ4TAQ9LHEG
     
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  16. jrswizzle macrumors 603

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    Well - it is a cheap case....and I happen to like the look of it (at least of the all black one - not the translucent).

    I've got time to look haha - fortunately and unfortunately. I'm hoping I can find one I like and just stick to it for the N4....I'm about to buy my 3rd (and maybe 4th) cases for my iP5 - my wife thinks I'm insane.
     

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