Nexus 4, the latest Google phone out there and the first in the series to be built by LG, has seen impressive demand all around the world, the South Korean handset vendor claims.In fact, the company also announced that, due to this overwhelming demand for the smartphone, users in Australia wouldn’t be able to purchase the phone through local retailers until next year.
The smartphone was made available for purchase in the country on November 13 through the Google Play Store, but stock was depleted within minutes.
New shipments did arrive in the meantime, yet it seems that they were not enough to feed the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean-loving mob in Australia.
LG and Google too face similar situations in other markets around the world, where the device sold out in a matter of minutes in the first day of availability.
“Due to unprecedented global demand for the Nexus 4 handset LG has had to delay the offline release of the handset in Australia,” LG told Ausdroid in a statement.
“We expect that stock will be available for release through local retail partners commencing early 2013. Details of retail outlets, pricing and exact sales release dates will be provided as soon as information is available.”
Running under the latest flavor of Google’s Android operating system, Nexus 4 was launched along with other new Nexus devices, including a 3G flavor of Nexus 7 and the 10-inch Nexus 10 tablet PC, all of which enjoyed similarly strong demand since day one.
Undoubtedly, LG will manage to ramp up production and ship more devices to meet demand for Nexus 4, yet some users will have to wait a bit longer before being able to purchase the device through the retailer of their choice. Keep an eye on this space for additional info on the matter.