As I'm sure many of you are aware, Google's currently in the middle of their Q4 2012 earnings report. Earlier today we mentioned their entire Q4 details resulting in more than $14.4 billion in revenue, but now we're hearing little details from Google's own Larry Page. We'll be listening to the entire call but he briefly mentioned the Nexus supply issue and we thought you'd like to hear.

The calls are rather boring for us mere humans that have normal jobs. However, while listening in Google's own Larry Page took a moment to update everyone on the terrible supply situation regarding the LG Nexus 4, Samsung Nexus 10, and everything else with a Nexus name on it.

"Clearly there's work to be done managing our supply better, and that is priority to our teams" - Larry Page

That's basically it for now. He certainly didn't say much, but makes it extremely clear that they've recognized their terrible calculations for supply and demand and are making this a priority for their teams. Google's Nexus 4 was launched with great fanfare and tons of eager potential buyers. Sadly the situation is so outright terrible that many have moved on, or just will wait for the next big thing.

Personally many we know (myself included) tried and failed throughout December only to finally get a purchase delayed for 5-6 weeks. Shipping was delayed long past Christmas and into the new year, and many are still waiting. If Google had enough stock this phone would by flying off the shelve at $299, but instead is just covered in a re "sold out" tag and fading from our thoughts. I've already canceled and moved my attention to the Motorola X-Phone, and we have a feeling we're not alone. Hopefully this issue gets solved sooner rather than later. Follow along at the link below

[via Google Livestream]

  • jason

    I wonder what the analytics are for people like me that continue to refresh the page throughout the days, weeks, (gasp) months 🙁 Are they aware of how many customers are ready to buy as soon as it is in stock again?

  • 24bronco

    i agree, i wanted the Nexus 4 badly but was unable to get one. So I purchased a galaxy Note 2. I dont think Larry was to happy with all the missed sales here.

  • JLishere

    I think Larry Page also said something revealing. He said Google Maps for iOS has re-invigorated the product, hinting at a similar redesign for Android (though that’s to be expected). Going further, I think we can expect a major redesign across all Google apps when Key Lime Pie is released: Gmail, Maps, Reader, Music should be getting that clean, bright card look we’ve seen on iOS.

    • Very true. That same card look is in Google now and Google+

  • I gave up on the n4 and bought an optimus 4x. Too bad because I really wanted vanilla jelly bean OS… But I couldn’t play the waiting game for god knows how long. I am happy with the o4x, other than the lg skinned android experience.
    As for the nexus, I hope they can get their s##t together by the next release. Google and LG should be embarrassed at how much business they are losing … How could they really not know the n4 is capable of selling millions of devices??? How many copies did they make, like ten thousand?

  • Waited and waited for a Nexus 4 and eventually went for a Galaxy S3 as i got it cheap.