UK customers who have ordered the LG Nexus 4 from the Google Play site face a wait of up to three weeks until the phone is despatched, it has emerged.
Made available to buy earlier this week from the search giant’s official online Android store, the Nexus 4 sold out within just half an hour, thanks to a SIM-free price that looks incredibly keen next to UK carriers' monthly contract pricing.
Today’s bad news, if you’re among those who’ve placed an order, is that those stock shortages aren’t easing any time soon.
According to Google, “overwhelming demand” for the Nexus 4 means that it has been forced to delay the due date of some orders, with the result that instead of a wait time of three days, customers are unlikely to get their handset until well into December.
The Nexus 4 was on sale at Google Play for £239. That’s a price point even mathematically-challenged sorts can work out compares very favourably with the cheapest monthly contract deal, which starts at a shade over £30 per month.
Google is believed to be heavily subsiding the smartphone and could be losing up to hundreds of pounds on each unit sale.