LG Blames Google for Nexus 4 Shortages

LG is pointing the finger at Google yet again for shortcomings in the UK Nexus 4 Supply, and really in the supply across the entire Globe.  Google’s reply is it had no idea the demand would be so high.

The bottom-line according to LG, is that  LG built as many phones as Google asked for, and their estimations were way too low.  Google says it simply estimated demand based on previous phone sales such as the Nexus S.  LG advised it would take about six weeks to increase the manufacturing and deliveries.  LG will finally do this mid-February, hopefully putting an end to the proverbial “Sold Out” status.

At the end of last year, the Nexus 4 was put on sale, and since then, it has been sold out with occasional short restocks in some countries like the United States.  As soon as product becomes available, it gets snagged up as fast as it is listed.  The only sure fire way to get the Nexus 4 is to sign into a new contract with a provider that carries the device.  Of course that defeats the purpose: getting a super-powered phone at a killer price without having to deal with contracts.

Should Google have seen the potential for the high demand, or do you think this is their way of controlling the market for the time being?

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