Nexus 10 and Nexus 4 Already Sold Out In Just About Every Market

If you were hoping to get the LG Nexus 4 or Samsung Nexus 10 today, good luck. You will certainly need it.

The Nexus 4 is already sold out on Google Play in the United States. As for the Nexus 10? The 32GB model is out, but you can still get the 16GB version (at least at the time of this writing). In the other international markets, things are even bleaker with all Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 models completely out of stock.

What’s even more crazy is how quickly this all happened. In many markets the sell-out of the Nexus 4 happened in 20-60 minutes. The Nexus 10 also sold very fast, with most markets selling out in an hour or two after its launch. Even worse, the Google Play Store had been experiencing issues do to server overload. The result was that many users that went to purchase a device found that the store was acting up and wouldn’t let them. By the time they were able to click to put things in their cart, the devices were sold out.

Google clearly underestimated the demand for the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10. More than likely, the company used past trends from Nexus smartphones and the Nexus 7 to help calculate demands. They probably even took this information and doubled up to “be safe”. The fact is that the pricing on the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 are so desirable that a major first day sell out was inevitable. Would have been nice had enough stock to keep devices around for at least MOST of the first day though.

If you weren’t able to pick up the Nexus 4 or Nexus 10 for order today, you will probably get a chance in the next few days. That being said, it’s hard to say how long the next several shipments of stock will last at the rate these Nexus devices seem to be selling.

It’s worth noting that the LG Nexus 4 isn’t the only smartphone selling like hotcakes, the Nokia Lumia 920 is also reportedly out of stock in many locations across the United States and in Europe. Too many great smartphone and tablet choices out there— not enough stock.

Were you lucky enough to get the Nexus 4 and/or Nexus 10? If not, are you one of those that attempted only to have store errors or simply find out that Google was already out of stock?


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10 Comments

  1. Took me about 30 mins to get a Nexus 10 (32gb) yesterday.

    I got it in the cart ok, but the buying process often gave a blank page, or an error at checkout saying the order didn’t go through and was cancelled.

    In the end I got 1 email from Google saying my order was on hold and to contact my CC company. I checked Google Wallet and no new transactions were listed.

    When I talked to them they informed me that I had in fact ordered THREE of them, and I had to talk to Google, the one on hold was actually the 3rd.

    When I logged into Google Wallet the transactions finally showed up and I could cancel the latter 2 of the 3 Nexuses (Nexii?)

    I just got an email about 30 mins ago saying it’s shipping now.

  2. I got a Nexus 10 – 16 Gig without any problems yesterday.. but all my accounts including bank account are configured with Google including my Google Wallet and I used Chrome so no problems here..

  3. Mikey E says:

    Ordered the 16GB Nexus 10 at 1 pm EST today! Took awhile with the above-mentioned server prolems (figured hat might happen with so many people trying to order one), but I’m excited to finally get one in 3-5 business days.

  4. william spruce says:

    Took me about 30 minutes as I patiently refreshed and clicked through continuous server errors, etc… but I eventually scored a 32GB N10. I hope it was worth the trouble and the money!

  5. Got my nexus 10 32 GB at 10 am mountain time, no problem.

  6. VicF says:

    Took me about 25 minutes to get my 16 GB Nexus 10. Lots of server errors, etc. Have an estimated shipping date of 11/15. Fingers crossed !!!

  7. Adam Estep says:

    Took me about 45 minutes, but I luckily got a 32gb nexus 10. Can’t wait till it gets here! Also, you may want to keep trying as the server issues have caused the store to say they are “sold out” but if you refresh it enough, you’ll get a buy option. This is according to JR Raphael.

  8. Amy Bergman says:

    Took me 12 minutes filled with webpage errors, but I was able to buy a 16 GB Nexus 10 from the Google Play store this morning. Received the email confirmation but no estimated shipping date yet.

  9. Mitchell Patterson says:

    “The 32GB model is out, but you can still get the 32GB version”
    I think you need a 16 in there somewhere. :)

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