Both Android devices sold out soon after sales were open
Today, Google is making its newest Nexus devices available for purchase around the world, and has already done so in Australia.Users in the country were offered the possibility to grab one of the new Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 products through the Google Play portal early in the morning, though it seems that they can no longer do so.
Only 22 minutes after being put up for sale, the 16GB Nexus 4 model was listed as out of stock, and the 8GB flavor suffered a similar fate soon after.
The smartphone was made available for purchase at $349 for the 8GB model, and at $399 with 16GB of internal memory. Those who wanted to receive it within 3-5 Business days had to pay a $19.99 delivery fee.
Moreover, it seems that the Nexus 10 tablet PC, which was put up for sale at $469 with 16GB of storage and at $569 with 32GB of memory, was sold out as well, at least when the larger capacity was involved.
According to a recent article on Ausdroid, Google also made available bumpers for the Nexus 4 smartphone, but the stock was exhausted pretty fast.
What remains to be seen is when the new 32GB and 3G-enabled flavors of Nexus 7 will become available in Australia as well. At the moment, they are listed there with the “not available in your country” tag next to them.
Apparently, various retailers around the country are set to receive stock in the not too distant future, and users will be able to purchase them through these channels.
Users in other countries around the world where the Google Play Store is selling devices as well should be able to purchase the new Nexus models starting today. Hopefully, stock won’t be as tight in all markets and more of them will be able to enjoy the new devices.