Google Nexus 4 Sells Out In An HourDale Wright
Yesterday Google started selling their newest smartphone, the Nexus 4, in the Google Play store. It proved to be one of the most popular devices Google has made, selling out within an hour (or perhaps even half an hour, depending on who you believe).
The Nexus 4, which is made by LG, is the newest handset in the Nexus family. It’s retailing at just £239 for the 8 GB model. There’s also a 16 GB version for £279. Both have 4.7 inch screens, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, NFC, 1280 x 760 resolution and a quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor. Both can be charged wirelessly too.
The Nexus 4 doesn’t have 4G capability, but it has still been hailed as a bargain considering its specifications.
It’s thought that the Nexus 4 might also be popular because it runs a ‘pure’ stock version of Android, rather than the modified version used on other smartphones. The Nexus 4 will probably receive OS updates fairly quickly compared to other Android phones since it’s made by the same company that produces the OS.
If you missed out, Carphone Warehouse is currently advertising a white Nexus 7 which doesn’t appear to have been announced elsewhere. It’s not clear yet if the white version mentioned on its website is a mistake or an exclusive model. If it is, eager Android fans who didn’t get the black model yesterday may soon have another colour option to choose from.
Google is also selling bucket loads of its Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets after a refresh yesterday. The Nexus 7 is now available in three flavours: 16 GB with wifi, 32 GB with wifi and 32 GB with HSPA+. The Nexus 10 is available with 16 GB and 32 GB storage capacity; both have wifi, but no 3G. Both Nexus 10 models are also currently sold out.