We have an important shipping update for those who have registered an interest in either the new Nexus 4 smartphone or Nexus 10 tablet from Google. Both devices are due to launch on November 13, but we have since learned that pre-orders won’t be able on the day itself.
It now looks like it is going to be a crazy day on November 13, with Google meeting Nexus 4 demand on a first come, first serve basis. Cunningly, Google has yet to reveal the exact time when orders will start, or when the orders will actually ship once you have successfully placed an order.
What we can tell you though is that Google has confirmed that they’ll be shipping the first Nexus 4 orders on the same day – so if you theoretically order at 2am from the Google Play Store and select overnight shipping, you should be line to have a lovely new Nexus 4 delivered to your door the next day, November 14.
The same will apply for Nexus 10 orders as well, as if you visit both the product pages right now, you’ll see that pre-orders are still unavailable, with Google displaying a ‘Notify me’ message for quite some time. Some dialogue between Android Police and Google confirms that orders will ship on the same day as ordered though, provided that there is sufficient stock.
That is really going to be the key factor then, as when the first batch of Nexus 4 stock run out, we have a feeling that Google are going to be backlogged with vast amounts of Nexus 4 orders that they can no longer promise to ship on November 14, or maybe even before the end of the week.
If you really want a Nexus 4 or Nexus 10 at the first opportunity, it looks like you are going to have to sit down at your desktop or laptop and play the infamous refresh game. Will Google go live with Nexus 4 orders on the stroke of midnight, or will they keep users up till the early hours of morning so that their website is more manageable for the hardcore following who don’t mind staying up regardless?
Let us know what you plan to do, now that you know Google will ship orders as soon as they have received them. Are you playing the refresh game right now even?