The Nexus 4 release has been a mess since the beginning. All across the globe, people tried to get their order in on launch day, and, well, they couldn't. Most who tried were left waiting until Google put them back on sale. That time has already come and gone for the U.S., where the second-coming of Google's newest flagship went about as smoothly as the first (read: not very). Even when sales first went live, the device had a "ships in 1-2 weeks" status, which got longer and longer as the day went on. Now the 8GB version is completely sold out, and the 16GB variant ships in 5-6 weeks. That's a while to wait.


But now it's your turn, Canada. It's time to get behind that keyboard, make ready the F5 button for rapid-tapping, and get yourself a Nexus 4. Maybe.

Or maybe it's time to try to get yourself a Nexus 4, only to end up left wanting. I hope that's not the case, but give Big Gs track record thus far, it's probably best to assume the worst.

Either way, Godspeed to our friends in the north. May you get a Nexus 4 with fervor and haste on this day.

[Thanks Mitchell, Justin, and Jeff!]

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • http://twitter.com/brandonb927 Brandon Brown

    To get a Nexus 4 before xmas, or not to get a Nexus 4 before xmas...

    • http://twitter.com/crowley35 Justin Crowley

      that is the question for me.. i purchased a nexus 7 right away back in the day and had the loose screen issue, so i waited a few batches and got a good one

      might wait a few batches for the Nexus 4 until they work out any hardware issues that may arise

      • http://twitter.com/brandonb927 Brandon Brown

        Yeah I'm thinking after xmas I buy one. I only got my GNexus back in August anyways.

  • Guest

    Title correction: "Today at 3PM PT" should be "12 noon" Pacific time, which is 3pm Eastern time.

  • Nitin

    Sitting on the play store website waiting for that clock to hit noon!

  • http://tinyroar.com Cats-R-Friend

    30 mins until the nightmare

  • garychencool

    Wow, now I get an actual email from Google!

  • http://twitter.com/Fysi Richard Ashton

    Sigh, just bring it to the UK already...

    • adi19956

      Nexus 4 16 and 8GB available in the UK now!

  • Frank

    Just got the email today. Too bad I bought a S2x on Koodo yesterday for 100 bucks. Oh well...

  • Khanh

    remember fellow canadians, if the store wont let you check out, tab until the Proceed button is highlighted and press the Enter key until your payment information pops up!

  • http://www.bradley.zxq.net/gallery Brad Biederman

    Unbelievably nervous!

  • Patty Winters

    Nothing's happening. Anyone else see anything?

  • Fabien Chaillou

    Refreshed at 3pm sharp and ordered it in less that 30 secs, i hope it arrives before 2 weeks !

  • dobbsy

    They're in stock (no bumper cases) and says "Ships in 1 to 2 weeks".

  • Kevin Smith


  • dirtyid

    Seems like there is a 1 phone limit. Should have instituted this policy before.

    • Stas

      It's true, 1 phone limit. I've chosen wrong phone number, canceled order(the only way to make changes into order) and wasn't able to order another one cause of limit... So i just used another account to buy it. BTW shipping delay was 7-8 week from the beginning for me... :( 2 months is too long. They should have expected that hardware like in SGS3 but for the half of the price and better build quality will be in demand... and better prepare for it.

  • http://www.afzaln.com/ CuriousCursor

    Got another one. This is too easy. I'll probably sell my current one if some tiny things are better on this one, like the power button.

    And there's a one device limit, it seems. So now I see this message: Thank you for your previous order. You have reached the limit for this item.

  • AQ

    GOT IT....

    No 8GB still - got the 16GB - shipping in 1 to 2 weeks - Ontario total $422

  • Ryeguy

    That was actually pretty easy... 16gb. Done in 2 minutes!

  • dobbsy

    I bought a 16gb and it said ships in 1 to 2 weeks. My girlfriend put one in her cart 10 mins later and it says 5 - 6 weeks.

  • bomberman

    just ordered nexus 4 16gb Woohooo

  • Paul Ber

    Got one. At first at cart it said 1-2 weeks for shipping, now says 3-4 weeks.

  • Fabian

    I hope you canadians get enough of ´em but leave some for your European friends :)

  • dobbsy

    Now it says 6 - 7 weeks.

  • JonnyBoy6

    It works, but the 1-2 week shipping time only lasted 1 or 2 minutes, so now I won't be getting mine by Christmas :-(

    Luckly I had read this tip (http://www.androidpolice.com/2012/11/27/tip-of-the-day-how-to-defeat-the-pesky-play-store-server-errors-and-order-that-elusive-nexus-4/) and was able to get past the stupid "high demand" error messages, thanks AP!

    • http://www.bradley.zxq.net/gallery Brad Biederman

      Interesting, because they redesigned the page so the trick doesn't work anymore. Instead of turning gray, the proceed button disappeared for five-ish seconds every time I clicked it. Presumably to keep you from clicking it at mach one.

      • JonnyBoy6

        I was clicking it and it didn't disappear or respond, not until I tabbed into it, held down enter and then it disappeared and I got the error messages, but it came back and I just held down enter. Maybe it changed from the first time, but I got mine anyways :D

        • http://www.bradley.zxq.net/gallery Brad Biederman

          Ah, I see. Glad to hear that people are at least able to get them this time around.

  • Kevin

    Lets Just hope all charges go through :D

  • http://www.bradley.zxq.net/gallery Brad Biederman

    Didn't go live for me until 5 minutes after 1:00, but I managed to snag one! I see they implemented a one device per person this time, and I noticed that Google fixed the "Proceed" button trick, but after about 20 tries it went through. 3-4 weeks.

  • Owen Finn

    8GB sold out, 16GB ships in 8 weeks.

  • Bob

    Meh, they lost my business. The limited storage had me questioning but the total fuck up at release sold me on a samsung phone which i can use a 64gb sd card in.

    • Alex P.

      Same here.

  • garychencool

    It has been almost an hour at the 8GB is sold out (it sold out pretty fast) but the 16GB is still in stock!

  • Souvik Kar

    Damn meetings - could not buy till 40 minutes after.. got a 16GB one with a 6-7 week delivery timeline.. #firstworldproblem

  • didibus

    4pm, 8 gig sold out, 16gig ships in 7-8 weeks

  • Daniel P

    Got mine ordered at 12:00:31, hopefully a quick shipping time. Best of luck to all who ordered. I hope that you love the new device when you get it.

  • Alain Lafond

    Oh yes!
    Oh yes fan boy... But I'm cured...
    Why getting a N4 when I have a GN.
    Especially when you'll have to wait 7 to 8 weeks.
    When is CES?
    Imagine receiving your N4 after another anounce the next big thing.

    I tought that only Apple fan boy would do this crazy these things.
    I have lotsa self deception...

  • yeekoslovia

    Looks to be out of stock again

  • http://tech9.it/ Luca “ludalex” D.

    Aaaand it's gone.

  • d

    its sold out now right

  • Kevin

    Anyone have any idea when this is coming to UK? Its been almost a month now and not word - plus any shop stocking it are selling it at ridiculously high prices.