Doubly good news for those who’ve managed to fight off the urge to trip it down to the likes of Carphone Warehouse in the meantime. Should you live in the UK, Spain, France or Australia, Google’s latest smartphone is finally on track to make itself available again direct from the company which it bears the name of.
Following extreme demand at launch, the ability to buy either the 8GB or 16GB LG-made Nexus 4 smartphone direct from Google became an impossibility. Once the first batch of stock was gone, that was it; the handset has remained out of stock since the end of 2012. According to PhoneArena however, that’s about to change.
Google have been able to refill the virtual store shelves and word has it, the Jelly Bean-toting smartphone will reappear online on the Google Play store in the aforementioned regions later today and tomorrow. Dates and times as quoted by PA are as follows:
- UK: January 30th 15:00 GMT
- France: January 30th 16:00 CET
- Spain: January 30th 16:00 CET
- Australia: January 31st 09:00 (9am) AEDT
Should either of these two black Nexus smartphones not tickle your fancy, in related news, a white version of the beloved handset has now emerged. Talk of a white Nexus culminated in an original release cited for December 2012, but it never emerged, This is the first potential example of the real deal; a photo of the handset which was sent into PhoneArena.
As you can see, not only does this Nexus feature white banding around the edge and a white glass backing, but if you look closely, in the bottom right-hand corner, the telltale holographic pattern is also present. The EXIF data within this image states that it was captured using an LG Optimus G, which at a push, may suggest this image comes from somewhere within LG’s own production line. As such, we still don’t know if and when this white version of the popular handset will emerge, but we certainly want to get our hands on it.