Google is sending out emails to many of those who ordered Nexus 4's during the first day of availability, and were subsequently told they'd be waiting up to three weeks to get their phones. We're now hearing from numerous tipsters that Google is sending out an email indicating those orders will ship this week. Members of our team have received the email, as well. Here it is:

Your Nexus 4 order is scheduled to ship this week. We’ll send you a notification, including tracking information, when it’s on the way.

Please note that your order will be charged in full when it ships.  As a courtesy and to thank you for your patience, you’ll then receive a credit for the shipping charge within 7 business days.

Thanks again,

The Google Play Team

© 2012 Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043

You've received this mandatory service announcement email to provide you with important information related to your purchase  from Google Play.

Sounds like a new shipment came in. Now, how long until we see it show back up on the Play Store? We'll definitely keep you updated as this unfolds, because if Google's able to fill those delayed orders, it seems reasonable to guess that sales will resume some time in the relatively-near-future. Our eyes will be 100% peeled this evening. And tomorrow. And the next day. Well, all the time, basically.

Thanks to everyone who sent this in!

David Ruddock
David's phone is whatever is currently sitting on his desk. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • http://twitter.com/OpenIntro Eric Vaughan


    Still pissed. But FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Matthew

      The whole Nexus 4 buying experience was kinda sad .

      • QwietStorm

        Hopefully our actual Nexus 4 experience makes up for it. This has definitely been a sloppy display, but realistically, its been 2 weeks. I'm expecting to look back at this, laugh about it, make a meme, and get high on some jelly beans.

        • TK

          It will. I actually got mine this past week after getting errors during launch day, and boy is it amazing.

        • http://www.facebook.com/lucyparanormal Daniel Tiberius

          I'm with TK. You'll really enjoy it. It's such a great device.

      • Ray

        So was my marriage experience. Sht happens :l

  • Ricky

    You guys are the best and fastest Android news site. Wow

    • Christopher Saylor

      Yeah, around 6 months ago I stopped going anywhere else. Sometimes reddit.com/r/android just to stay up on the larger community.

  • http://twitter.com/JBowdacious Jbowdacious

    Very quick, just got mine. Btw, WTH @google

  • tylerwatt12

    awww yeah.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joeyklatzko Joseph Klatzko

    I hope they get some new stock of those bumpers! My N4 has been bare naked for 2 weeks.

    • Samantha Mclean

      some people wish they were that lucky to have a new N4!!!!!

    • FrillArtist

      Wow. Boo hoo. You have a naked N4. I WISH I had an N4 to keep naked.

  • Marthur Jones

    Any news on the bumpers?

  • kindrudekid

    is it still possible to get 1 before 15th on my hands?

  • Matthew

    Too bad There were no Nexus 4's available on Black Friday or Cyber Monday. Would most likely have gotten more Nexus 4 sales for LG and Google and happy customers.

  • Kam Siu

    got the message too. hope to get it soon!

  • http://twitter.com/Aybaybay_23 Heber Zelaya

    I got the same message and my card was charged so does that mean it has shipped?

    • Ray

      No, it just means that your card was charged?

  • FrillArtist

    I love how fast you guys are with you Android news. While other sites have slowed down and don't post as much, you guys only seem to ramp up your efforts. Keep it up.

  • Mr.Nom

    I cant' wait to get mine! i just got an email as well

  • http://twitter.com/vikramadityarai Vikramaditya

    Hi! I'm from India. Just had a few questions.
    I've asked my aunt to get me the N4 from Canada.

    1. Is C$359 the final amount to be paid, or would some taxes or other charges be added to it?
    2. Can I expect regular updates from Google in India?

    • Steve Williamson

      2. I would say it doesn't matter where you are you will get pushed the same updates as anyone. but even at the low chance you don't you can always head over to XDA developers and they will help you out with updating with everyone else (and sometimes before)

      • http://twitter.com/vikramadityarai Vikramaditya

        Thanks a lot Steve! Any clue about the final amount that I'd have to pay?

        • Robert

          You may want to ask your aunt, perhaps shipping and tax?

          • http://twitter.com/vikramadityarai Vikramaditya

            Thanks! I will. But the devices get sold out so quick, I don't know whether it'd be possible. Lol

    • Amarjeet Singh

      Dont worry. If you do not receive upate, you can follow manual update instructions that the users post here or any other Android forums like XDA

      • http://twitter.com/vikramadityarai Vikramaditya

        Thanks Amarjeet!

    • Hugo Rafael

      I'd say you don't need to worry. I got my Nexus S in the US, got transfered to Mauritania and I still get OTA updates regularly.

      • http://twitter.com/vikramadityarai Vikramaditya

        Thanks Hugo! Any clue about the final amount that I'd have to pay?

    • jeff

      For the 16 gig phone this was my total:

      Shipping: $13.99
      Tax: $26.50
      Total: $389.49

      • http://twitter.com/vikramadityarai Vikramaditya

        That sucks! I was under the impression that the amount was inclusive of tax. Google Play too says that the amount would be inclusive of VAT.

  • Owen Finn

    By the way - I don't know how to send in a "tip" to AP, but it seems that the next batch of N4 devices will NOT come with the legacy LTE chips on the board, and therefore will NOT be LTE-ready for Canadians. Buyer beware!

  • whatphk


    • Dmitry Lekhtuz


      But did you actually get the phone 7 days later? I got the tracking number last Friday, 5 days ago. But according to the UPS site, the shipment has not yet been handed over to them. In merchant talk "shipped" only means that the label was created.



  • Bollox

    I got the same 'shipping this week' email and NOTHING. Has anybody actually received their device this week?