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Google sells out of Nexus 4 8GB models again

05 Dec 2012
Google LG Nexus 4 with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

Google's Nexus 4 handset is sold out once again in the UK, which could mean some buyers may miss out on getting one in time for Christmas.

The Google Play store is now showing that it has completely sold out of 8GB Google Nexus 4 handsets just hours after the phone went back on sale in the UK. Buyers can still pick up the somewhat more expensive 16GB model however, although the store is saying that this will not be shipped for five to six weeks.

It is unclear when Google will be receiving its next batch of Nexus 4 handsets, and it has yet to respond to our request for comment.

It is not surprising that the Google Nexus 4 has sold out once again, as despite the handset's high-end specifications sheet, it massively undercuts its rivals' pricings. The Nexus 4 8GB model is priced at a mere £239 SIM-free, while the 16GB model costs £279.

Buyers certainly get a lot for their money, as the handset features a 4.7in HD IPS display, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and the latest version of Google's mobile operating system, Android Jelly Bean 4.2.

There is also an 8MP rear-facing camera, a front-facing video calling camera and a 2,100mAh battery.

Google started selling the Nexus 4 in the UK on 13 November, but sold out within minutes. It only went back on sale on Tuesday at 5pm.

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Carly Page

Carly Page joined The INQUIRER as News Editor in April 2012. Before becoming a full-time geek, Carly studied Journalism at the University of Lincoln, and dabbled in the music journalism industry. Carly's main coverage areas include mobile devices, mobile software, telecoms, mobile operators, social networks and anything Breaking Bad related.

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