The Nexus flood gates seem to have opened today, with both Best Buy and Wirefly not only launching their respective Nexus 4 pages, but also actually having devices in stock. And now it looks to me like Google is preparing a fresh batch of the sought-after sold out devices, as all "Sold Out" product pages were switched to say "Temporarily Out of Stock" a few minutes ago.

Call me crazy, but I don't think this is simply a meaningless change in wording. According to LG, the Nexus 4 supply should be replenished to satisfy demand by sometime in mid-February, and with the fresh stock and behind-the-scenes go-ahead that some e-tailers obviously received, today definitely looks special. I may end up eating my words later, but I think we're about to see some of these change to "In Stock" soon:

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How soon? That's the question of the day month quarter. If you have any information regarding Play Store's stock, the anonymous tip line is open.

Update: Looks like I wasn't crazy after all.

Here are the devices in the U.S. affected by today's change:

What do you think? An innocent change or an indication of things to come in the near future?

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  • Kenny O

    There is going to be a lot of browser refreshing going on tonight.

  • Dave

    F5 F5 F5 F5 F5!

  • http://twitter.com/dennislaska dennis laska

    About time!

  • Michael

    Seeing the same in Australia at $50 more.

  • http://resaberz.blogspot.com/ Rebornyama

    ladies and gentlemen, prepare your f5 button.

  • topgun966
    • will bartlett

      i could not get them to match off contract prices...

  • selonmoi

    Same thing in Canada.

    Fingers crossed. I just want a bumper.

  • Lachlan

    So... Nexus 4 32gb anyone? Please? Anyone???

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      I wish.

      • Kenny O

        Since we are making requests, can we all wish for a better camera please

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1745689461 Hal Motley

        We wish, who knows though they might do something awesome at Google IO.

  • http://twitter.com/trickedoutdavid David Margolin

    any1 wanna sponsor me and buy me a nexus 10 :)

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii


      • PhilNelwyn

        What if I get "ANDROIDPOLICE.COM" painted all over my body and walk naked on the Champs Élysées?

  • captainkirk

    A lot of us will be locked to our keyboards tonight. Here's hoping that status changes again so we can finally get our hands on them.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      I'm not sure this necessarily means tonight, or tomorrow. Hell, it's not even February yet.

      Plus, we'll be sure to post it ASAP, so keep an eye out on AP.

  • Tomeu

    Same in AUSTRALIA. Fingers crossed!! =P

  • master94

    correct me if Im wrong but isnt Google releasing the Nexus 5 soon? I waited so long, might as well wait a few more weeks to see if the price is the same.

    • Jason Banich

      There have been really shitty rumors about that, but nobody believes them.

      • master94

        Ah okay, than I'll get one. Thanks for the heads up, didn't want buyers remorse again. Never gonna read droidforums again, those guys made it seem like the Nexus 5 was coming out soon and it would be a waste to buy a Nexus 4 now.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      There is absolutely nothing credible to support that theory.

    • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs

      Go ahead, somebody else will just order the Nexus 4 that you passed on ;)

      Seriously though, the odds are strongly against that rumor. It goes against the pattern that Google releases Nexus phones at the end of the year. The only places reporting that rumor are not credible or have a long history of spreading false stories. Many of those sites making that report are long known by iPhone fans as bad rumor sites, which hints that they've finally decided to start trolling the Android waters. It's possible they are right and there could be a new Nexus phone launching at MWC, but it's equally possible that Sean Connery and Harrison Ford will get into a rap battle.

    • PhilNelwyn

      Even if it was true, it would take you one year to get a Nexus 5...

  • Arsalan Afzal

    Wasn't all the refreshes on their server half the reason why the original launch so crappy? IT MAKES THE SERVER FEEL BAD AND YOU SHOULD FEEL BAD (insert meme here)

    • evolutionx1

      Your comment is bad and you should feel bad.

  • http://www.facebook.com/archercc Ryan Stewart

    The fact that they changed other products just means a change in classification. Putting temporarily sounds more hopeful.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      I'm hoping tomorrow may hold a pleasant surprise.

      • http://www.facebook.com/archercc Ryan Stewart

        So I was wrong, and happily so.

  • http://twitter.com/realnudel Meowski Catovitch

    You mean I might soon be able to order an official bumper!? That would be amazing!

    (Sorry, it's hard to talk while monkeys are flying out of my butt.)

  • tyguy829

    Nexus should be back in stock at 9am pst tomorrow morning

  • Nick Schiwy

    Google rarely does things without a purpose. Maybe this is just me being super fanboi crazy impatient but this points to good things in my opinion!

  • http://twitter.com/TKfromCLE Terry Kessler

    I'm tempted to call off of work tomorrow so that I can stay in front of my computer, waiting ever-so-impatiently for the status to change to "Add to Cart".

  • tery_cota

    Change here in Canada too. I think new stock is on the way and it matter of...

  • tery_cota

    same here in Canada too. I think it is on the way and its matter of...

  • captainkirk

    The rumors are saying Tuesday morning 12PST.Hope this one is true.

    • TKTKTK

      I've read 9 am PST, Noon my time. Hoping the 12 PST rumor is true. I'll be out of work by then :)

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

        9am it was.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      12 PST now? Where'd you get that from? I'm hearing 9am.

  • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs

    A post by Marc Baumann seems to confirm the Nexus 4 is going live later today in the US, Canada and Germany. He appears to be legit based on his LinkedIn profile, however it looks like he might have linked to the wrong profile from his G+ account?!?! Here's to hoping it's solid.

    ref: https://plus.google.com/u/0/106809362841514195248/posts/FBhmm93pEsH

  • mauric

    Give me a nexus 4 32gb and i'm sold too

  • Adam Miah

    Just want to the damn bumper tbh

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Go get it.

      • Adam Miah

        I'm in the UK, hopefully tomorrow! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/BelenCebrian Belén Cebrián Sánchez

    There are people on Twitter saying it's already on stock in Germany right now. The guy of this link (https://plus.google.com/u/0/10... said it would be in stock today in Canada, USA and Germany at 3:00 pm CET on Germany, (3 hours later on USA, and 4 hours later on Canada). Also, he said in UK will be available tommorrow, and that there isn't anything confirmed for France (it seems there isn't estimated time for Spain, too)

  • inaki

    There is stock in Germany for the Nexus 4

  • JT

    My coworker sent in his for warranty repair and big G didn't have a phone to send him until now. He called them this morning and they said they will be sending his new one out and should be here later this week.

  • FrillArtist

    This whole situation is like when a fire occurs in a crowded place which causes a stampede for the only door. If everyone is trying to access the website at the same time again, it will just crash like it's been doing before.

  • Ivan

    Same in the UK! I already have one but it is good news for those who want one if they are coming soon. Also Nexus 10 is in stock. Might buy one when I've got the money.

  • http://twitter.com/_rikisan riki

    not open in Paraguay :( only using proxymante, and still saying TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

  • Ken Morino

    Back in stock in play usa
    Estimated Ship:
    1-2 weeks2Nexus 4 (16GB)

  • Ali

    its back in stock, bought one now

  • Ali

    Guys its in stock now. Hurry

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    Looks like I wasn't so crazy after all.