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Google Sends Out Emails to Update the Buyers of Nexus 4 Devices

We are receiving some more information from Google as Nexus 4 buyers were starting to become a bit impatient as the wait for their phones has been pushed to a few weeks now. According to the email, Google plans to ship out a large number of the devices by the end of this week and will also include a credit for shipping to make up for the unexpected wait.

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

Have you been waiting ever so patiently for yours or were you lucky enough to get one from the first batch?

Cheers Ryan and Michael!

  • sidney547

    I’m in the market for a new phone (upgrade in a couple weeks) and I was looking at this vs. the S3…this phone isn’t 4G? really? Why would anybody release a non-4G phone?

  • dkzpanda

    That email was supposed to be sent out on the release day. Couldn’t wait any longer + my Xperia S is on the way.

  • DC_Guy

    I’m eager to see the N4 return to the play store. I’m more excited to get my shipping confirmation email from Verizon for my Note 2. They charged my credit card yesterday. Can’t wait!

    • Droidzilla

      The Note II is so incredibly full of win. If the Nexus 4 wasn’t such a darned good deal, I’d be getting me a Note II.

  • TheWenger

    At least when Google effs up, they try to make up for it.

  • jcorf

    Still trying to figure out how to get out of my Verizon contract..

  • Liderc

    What they should say is “We’re sending the Nexus 4 back to the drawing board to replace the glass backplate and make the device LTE because we failed miserably.”

    • Teng Taing

      wouldnt the glass back be more of an LG thing since they submitted the phone to Google? and you already know how they feel about LTE

  • nice wallpaper! care to divulge?

    • Check “Droid DNA Wallpaper” Post

  • JMonkeYJ

    waiting has actually made me want it more (i haven’t even been able to order it). kinda surprised by that, but it’s true…

  • I just wish it didn’t have a sh_t battery.

    • battery’s not as bad as some are complaining about! I got through 15 hours with full brightness and high usage.. plus with a few software tweaks and updates the battery will only get better.

      • I’m contemplating getting one today and ditching my S3. Good move?

        • personally i’d say yes.. do yourself a huge favour though.. make sure you sign into dropbox on your s3 to get the free 50gb storage (it’s what i done) and then also download the ‘box’ storage app on your nexus 4 when you get it – they are offering 50gb to all lg phones if they log on / register via their lg devices by dec 31st.

          that’s 100 gb storage right there yo!

    • Droidzilla

      I’ve heard up and down on the battery. I think it has to do with the fact that Google shipped review units with unfinished software, which is a major fail in my opinion.

  • Bitchpleas

    Where can I get that wallpaper

    • Check Droid DNA Wallpaper Post

  • dave

    Be even nicer if they sent more memory.

  • mw630

    Any idea when we are going to see the wireless charging dock?


      Google announced it will be shipping with the official Galaxy Nexus pogo dock!!

  • droyd4life

    I feel like the only one who HASN’T been able to order a nexus 4 yet… I WANT ME NEXUS 4!! ARRGH!!

  • Jroc869, Cool story bro

    I’m glad the are doing a little something for the people who ended up having to wait. They should have thrown , in a free bumper since this phone is a crack waiting to happen. I love my N4 but I’m scared to death of wrecking it. Kinda like driving a really expensive car praying you don’t eff it up

  • Mark

    I think it’s time for Nexus 5 rumors. The Nexus 4 isn’t that great. Not much of an upgrade from the previous if at all.

    • Dain Laguna

      said no one ever, except a few disguntled droid life members.

      • Liderc

        Said everyone. It has a glass back that breaks by setting it down and lacks LTE. It’s such a step backwards it’s beyond ridiculous.

        • athom07

          Thats right, it’s sold out everywhere and people are going crazy to get it because EVERYONE thinks it’s not enough of an upgrade! Your logic is so sound, I don’t understand how I didn’t think of it first!

          • Daniel Clifford

            You know….this is exactly what happens when a new iPhone is released and all the Apple Fan boys run and buy them all up. Is it really that hard or a stretch to think some Android Fan boys are now doing the same? I like, not love, the Nexus 4. I do agree it has some let downs.

          • athom07

            What does this have to do with what I said? I don’t care why people will or wont buy the Nexus 4 – I’m just pointing out the logic of that comment was flawed to an extreme.

          • Liderc

            You have no clue how many units they are selling because they don’t release the numbers. And I’ll bet you a million freagin dollars they aren’t selling NEARLY as many as you think. We know the Galaxy Nexus didn’t sell well, why would this be any different when less people actually have access to purchasing it?

          • athom07

            I still think you are having a hard time understanding why your logic is flawed…someone else explained it pretty good further down, so I’ll just leave it up to you to figure it out.
            2) If I was looking for proof that they were selling well, (and I was going to ignore all the analysts that already confirmed this) – You could look at eBay who as of today set a sales ceiling for non-authorized sellers to sell the Nexus 4 (they only do this with “hot” items). The phone is selling pretty good, I’m sorry that makes you upset.

            P.S – I don’t care how well the damn phone sells, your comment was just stupid. I’ve already pointed out why, so have others, I’m not going to debate over a goddamn phone that I am not going to be buying with you.

          • Liderc

            I couldn’t care less how the phone sells (Well I sort of do because I love the idea of the Nexus, which is the reason I have the Galaxy Nexus). But it selling out has nothing to do with it being a “hot seller” it has all to do with how many units they have available. Google is known for having trouble keeping up with demand (despite not having a huge demand), which causes it to appear like they’re selling out, when if they were a capable manufacturer (Or capable of picking someone better to partner with) then they would be able to keep up with demand and maybe we’d be able to see some real numbers. Since they’ve never been able to produce enough devices compared to other manufacturers, we really have no clue how well they’re doing. Whether that matters or not, who knows – but the fact is you or anyone else have no idea how many they’re selling.

            Whether you want to keep making up facts or not is your deal, the fact is, there are no facts. All we know is Google can’t keep up a website to sell devices and they run out of devices that they sell despite them not being very popular. I love Nexus devices, I have the 2 Nexus 7’s (One for myself one for my wife) and the Gnex, but I know for a fact they aren’t nearly as popular as we want them to be.

          • athom07

            I informed you of a sales limit that eBay imposed, so you start talking to me about the Play store. Your right, I don’t have any idea how many Google is actually selling – but I do have an idea how many are being sold on eBay (my employer), and I informed you about the sales limit that we imposed. Why don’t you respond to that? You can simply Google the information I gave you to verify that I am telling the truth. Or better yet, just don’t respond – this is annoying.

          • Liderc

            If your facts are so great, why not just copy and paste them here. It’s not like I’m unwilling to believe any facts that I’m presented with. It’s just that Google has never released numbers for us, therefore we’ve always been in the dark about the Nexus line in terms of sales.

          • Liderc

            I’ve read the info about the limit. That has nothing to do with anything except that Google has told them that the phone won’t be available for 6-8 weeks. So they are basing their decision on the fact that they don’t want customers making complaints about not receiving the device after purchasing them on ebay. Aka they’re trying to prevent loads of customers sending in complaints about sellers selling them a device they can’t ship for 6-8 weeks.

          • athom07

            This is absolutely not what it means. Your an idiot and I’m not replying to anything else you write. It is pointless to argue this with you.

          • Liderc


            An idiot.

          • athom07


            An idiot.” — Liderc

            (I copied that so you can’t go back and edit)

            You even failed at correcting my grammar. I can’t waste anymore time responding to you, but that was just too awesome to ignore.

        • Pedro

          Seems the previous GSM version didn’t have LTE either.
          Not that facts should interfere with interweb comments.

          • JoshGroff


        • Dain Laguna

          I didnt say it, so therefore that renders an all encompassing comment or label (i.e. ‘everyone’) totally moot and irrelevant. Your needs do not equal everyone elses.

      • Right. The only ones who don’t think it’s an upgrade are Verizon huggers. LTE isn’t the be all end all of cell phone technology. Twice the RAM, several times the processing power, a better screen technology, larger battery (albeit irremovable … it IS an upgrade, and a rather large one at that, for any GSM user.

        • Droidzilla

          Not to mention it does . . . wait for it . . . have LTE. Do people complaining about the N4 not having LTE on Droid Life even read Droid Life? How can anyone complain about Verizon’s heavy handed approach to devices, then piss and moan when Google says “F U, Verizon, we’ll go it on our own”? Boggles the mind.

    • michael arazan

      Moto Nexus should be out by late spring early summer 2013

  • i’m glad i got mine already had it for about a week

  • moelsen8

    got the email, woo! now i just need a case. thought for sure the cheap one coming from china would beat it here until i could find a better one.

  • I heard they are pre-cracking the backs on these to get that stress out of the way.

  • Wish i could have snagged one.

    • hope you get yours soon! me and 8 of my friends have gotten ours during the last 4 days

  • Michael

    When is Droid-Life sending my Nexus 4, for Christmas?

  • j__h

    Queue all the people that will now be mad that their Nexus 7 shipping was not refunded.

    • paul_cus

      Haha, yes.

    • JoshGroff

      I didn’t pay shipping for mine, then again I also picked it up at the local Staples on release week.