LG has made comments about improving the Nexus 4 inventory situation and after hearing from T-Mobile earlier in the month, it had appeared as if their issues were going to be resolved. If you remember back, T-Mobile had said they would have the Nexus 4 available with all retail stores in the coming weeks and that the handset would be available online as of January 23.

Well, January 23 arrived and the out-of-stock notice was removed from the Nexus 4 listing on the T-Mobile website. The problem here, it is now just about 24 hours later and that out-of-stock notice is back. Simply put, if you wanted a Nexus 4 with T-Mobile — you missed your opportunity to do so online and will now have to venture out in hopes of finding one at a local retail store.

This does bring some questions. Mainly, why does it seem Google and LG cannot keep these available? One would think they would be able to meet demands. Of course, without having access to sales and manufacturing numbers, there is no clear answer. After all, the 375k estimates that were based off of serial numbers were later said to be much lower than reality.

No word from T-Mobile as to when, or if they will have more Nexus 4 handsets available for online sales. All that being said, it seems that one point is clear — those hoping to secure a Nexus 4 will need to have some cash at the ready and be prepared to jump when they see some handsets available.

[Update] It looks like some inventory has returned.

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  • Alec Puente

    It’s in stock again

  • Pj Almonte

    This situation with the accessories and availability is catastrophic. Why on earth after all this time is LG not able to keep up with demand. even if google’s estimates where off, by now they should have adjusted to the actual demand and ramp up production accordingly. Perhaps they are losing money on the device and dont want o make so many…? Its a wild guess but really what could it be..?

  • ariya

    I don’t know exactly what google is trying to do by giving all the inventory to these phone companies instead of restocking the google play store. What google has failed to acknowledge is that they are losing committed customers in the long run. maybe people are willing to buy the phone at higher prices right now, but the next time a google phone will come out, I’m sure people won’t be as excited considering all the issues happening with this one.

  • Its out of stock now

  • Paladin

    The N4 seems to be a big joke, and Google and LG are laughing their collective asses off. I ordered the 16GB N4 around dec 6, still have to hear anything from google.

    Why make a phone if you don’t want to sell it? If you do want to sell it, why not make some more? If you can’t make more, why not sell it at a price where demand won’t exceed supply by that much?
    How in the name of science you don’t expect a top end phone at half the price of any other comparable device, and without the crapware most android phones come with, not sell like crazy?

    These might be questions for which we will never know the answers.

  • 750,000+ already

    Can you write an article about Nexus 4 production number is now over 750,000+

    Back on January 3rd, techcrunch, the Verge etc….wrote articles about Nexus 4 production at 375,000 based of the thread on XDA-Developers titled

    [INFO] LG Nexus 4 Production Date and Place Identification

    the latest number from “poking at the serial number” gives off 752k

    from that same thread in XDA-Developers, the production number is estimated as followed:

    October: 70,000 devices produced
    November: 90,000
    Dec: 210,000
    January: on track for 550,000+ (385,000 as of January 22nd)

    Which mean that LG is ramping up production in a very big way.

    That would make a good article no?

  • If Apple can crank out 50 million phones in 6 weeks, why can’t Google produce 1 million phones in 3 months??? What is going on. There is something wrong.