It looks like the demand for LG’s Nexus 4 via the Google play store is being felt all around the world, and within the last 24 hours Nexus 4 stock arrived in the Canada store with shipping dates slipping fast. Yesterday afternoon, EST in the United States, we saw orders being placed again on the Canada Google play store for the Nexus 4. At first shipping times were within a week or two, but these quickly slipped to 6-7 weeks within minutes of going live.
The Nexus 4 popularity has been shown in both the UK and US with stock completely sold out, and most people managing to place an order in these countries are waiting until 2013 for the smartphone to be delivered. We touched on the likelihood of the Nexus 4 being permanently sold out for the rest of this year in the US, and even if stock did find its way to the US or UK Google play stores you won’t receive the handset for at least 2 months.
There are ways to get hands-on with the Nexus 4 before then, but this is normally via auction websites like eBay that sell the smartphone at a much higher price. It seems some people are making a lot of money after seeing the bids on Nexus 4 listings, although some 3rd party retailers are also cashing in with higher prices as well.
Did you manage to order a Nexus 4 via the Google play store in Canada, and if so what shipping time did you receive? Reactions from people that tried to place an order are mixed, which includes a few people stating they managed to order a “16GB Nexus 4 at 3:05pm EST, although the handset won’t ship for 1-2 weeks“. It looks like orders were limited to one handset per person, and the 8GB Nexus 4 sold out first after the new stock refresh. Other shoppers were complaining about being “too late again“, and that stock had been “sold out again” by the time they tried to order. Most people would love a way to be notified when stock arrives in Canada, although there isn’t an option from Google at the time of writing.