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Update: Google has confirmed to us that "the Limited Edition White Nexus 8GB and 16GB are sold out on Google Play." A sold out limited edition would mean the limited run is over, so the White Nexus 4 is no more on the US Play Store.

Head over to the Play Store listing for a black Nexus 4 and you'll see that in the "Choose another Nexus 4" area below the main splash, its white brethren are nowhere to be found. That's because now, after the 8GB white model was listed no longer for sale, the 16GB edition has suffered the same fate (see page here).

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While the URLs for both the 8GB and 16GB white N4s are still functioning, this is likely just to prevent 404s. The devices cannot be discovered directly on the Play Store (though some of you may still seem them - this is just caching). Typically, when Google lists a device "no longer available for sale," this means that the entire stock has been depleted, and that no new stock will be arriving. We've reached out to Google to confirm the news, but you can rest fairly well-assured that this is the end for the white Nexus 4.

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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.

  • jonathan3579

    I guess I contemplated it too long. Ironically, T-Mobile's pricing just went back up from $408 to $427. (It was also $0 down and now it's back up to $19.99)

  • Cherokee4Life

    and the prices on eBay just doubled!

    • Metroview

      lol i figured that would happen

  • epsiblivion

    rumors for new nexus 7 announcement by end of july

  • shadowdude777

    I just checked and it now says "Temporarily out of stock".

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      You're seeing page cache.

      • shadowdude777

        D'oh. You're right. Ctrl+F5 changed that for me. Well, that's a shame.

    • icyrock1

      It says "Nexus 4 with Bumper (White, 16GB) is no longer available for sale."

      For me.

  • icyrock1

    Glad I ordered mine two days ago has a backup! The free bumper was a nice bonus. It should be arriving on the 5th.

    • Brian Marks

      You should totally sell it on ebay for the price of 2 black N4's, and buy a spare black N4 instead. For free.

      • Wazzifer

        There are two kind of men in this world.

        • Krzysztof Jozwik

          People who want White Nexus 4's and those who want black ones for free?

  • icyrock1
  • mechapathy

    Not "discontinued," "limited edition."

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      Every product gets discontinued, including limited editions.

  • Matt

    That does seem like a very short-lived limited edition. Perhaps Google is testing the waters for future Nexus releases? It would make sense since this isn't exactly the high point of Nexus 4 demand and, therefore, a white Nexus 4 could work as a decent pilot study without necessarily manufacturing a lot. Seeing whether multiple colors at launch are likely to sell well or whether to cut down on manufacturing costs by focusing on one color would make sense for future launches.

  • Justin W

    These were a "limited edition", weren't they?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      Yes.

  • carlisimo

    It's like they wanted to remind everyone what it was like to order a black one last fall.

  • Wazzifer

    This was completely useless anyway, having only the back in white is just a dumb.

    • Krzysztof Jozwik

      I guess the screen should have also been white?

      • Wazzifer

        Yes, jackass, that's exactly what I meant.

        • Krzysztof Jozwik

          You do realize the screen is still black when it's off. What you showed me as white is not the screen, it's the face of the phone where the screen is not.

          • Wazzifer

            Dude are you for real?

          • Krzysztof Jozwik

            Yes, I honestly think the white iPhone's are hideous compared to the black ones because of the high contrast between the white and black. I think they did right by keeping the face black and the back white.

  • TY

    I'm sure you can buy a white replacement backplate somewhere and transform your black nexus into a white one.

  • ProtoKun7

    Not yet, necessarily; the black one is still available for sale. If the black one disappears too (like the Galaxy Nexus did) or if any new developments come to light, then maybe.

  • Andrew Longwell

    Was waiting for them to come to the UK, looks like I'll have to go for the 'Ford' option.

  • Lars Jeppesen

    Great podcast as always, guys.