Google states Nexus devices will be back in stock in the coming weeks

Google states Nexus devices will be back in stock in the coming weeks

Did you, like me, sit at a computer for much of the late night and morning, refreshing the Google Play store screen, waiting and hoping to be the proud owner of a brand spanking, shiny new Nexus device?

Did you, like me, end up without one because they sold out in a matter of minutes?

Do you, like me, want to know when they’ll be back in stock?

Well, according to the official Google+ page, that will be in the “coming weeks”. See their statement below:

Nexus 19:03 – Public
Earlier today, we began selling three new Nexus devices around the world:

Nexus 4 — the new smartphone with Google Now and Photo Sphere camera:
Nexus 7 — a thin, light and portable 7” tablet, now with up to 32GB of storage and the option to add mobile data:
Nexus 10– a powerful 10” tablet, with the world’s highest resolution display (300ppi):

There’s been so much interest for the Nexus lineup that we’ve sold out of some of our initial stock in a few countries! We are working hard to add more Nexus devices to Google Play in the coming weeks to keep up with the high demand.

“Coming weeks” you say? There are fifty-two of them until I expect another Nexus phone, will it be before then?

Such a woolly statement from Google is just as bad as the seemingly disorganised launch of these much anticipated devices; it will do very little to appease the masses of customers thrusting wads of cash at the Play store and getting nothing in return.

So the playground is most certainly not open at the moment and all we can do is wait (or pay massively over the odds for one on ebay), but rest assured, we’ll be here to keep you updated when a more concrete date is set.

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  • I was on my way to work when they opened the doors for customers. Nice to get an email alert!

    By the time I’d made a 5 mile commute and a cuppa, turned on the laptop and browsed to the store my web page still just said “coming soon”. Great I thought, a day of waiting but no biggie.

    It was only when I spied a news post on the US time release I realised that the UK window had already opened!

    Anyway, long story short – I never got one, my partner now doesn’t get my S3 as a hand me down and another iPhone stays on the streets instead of being converted to Android.

    When I saw that Google+ post I nearly spat my drink – there’s a couple of really funny PR people at Google!!

    Nicely played today everyone at Mountain View ::slowhandclap::

  • Anonymous

    I finally bagged one after 10 hours of continuous refreshing.

  • martin clinton

    As much as I applaud Google’s aggressive pricing etc. Yesterday was a total shambles. Why they can’t simply have a pre-order system like Amazon does for kindles is beyond me. Any why didn’t they restrict the numbers that can be ordered as Amazon do (I saw on ebay last night pre-oredered ones for sale where the seller ‘by mistake’ ordered 4).

    At least this way they would know how how many items are needed, and if there would be a MASSIVE shortfall (Amazon seem capable of showing an estimated delivery date too, so if you’re not in the first wave of pre-orders, your estimated delivery date is further back), and people register/buy over a period of time which saves their own infrastructure from crashing (seeing the play store behaviour yesterday you wouldn’t think they were one of the biggest companies on the planet!).

    Maybe they just read all the ‘it sold out in minutes’ headlines rather than the ‘what a shambles’ ones!

  • Moo Moo Head

    Arsenal Football Club have a great system for times when the servers that are used for purchasing get too full, you sit in a queue. You have a page that has a line on it that moves from left to right, so you know how long (estimated) you will be waiting, then when you get to the front you are allowed in to make the purchase, I have only ever seen this one their website and it only gets used a few times a year, for season ticket renewals and cup final tickets, etc. Why do not others use this simple policy, it is quite remarkable in this day and age that servers, especially for a company like Google, can be crashed like this still.
    If they can’t cope with that, they should just have a pre-order system…

    In the meantime, I have been negotiating with o2 upgrade, they seem to be buying the device from LG at full price.
    Best so far: £31/24mth/ultd calls+texts/1gb data + phone usually £149 but they offered it at £59, but I want the phone for free, so sticking to my guns.

  • jake

    @3f6eecac2b3119ca79c12613d7cc6ac1:disqus I’ve seen that system on another website too – the Tottenham Hotspur ticket purchasing website!! Funny that they both use the same.

    It can still be frustrating waiting for the little line to fill up from left to right, but like you say, at least when you’re in you’re in and you know you’re going to have the time required to purchase something.

    I’m keen on the Nexus 4, especially at the price, but wanted to wait and see before i dived in. Quite happy with my Galaxy S2 really, and still holding out hope for an official 4.1 update :-)

  • Anonymous

    Truly pathetic from Google. So much excitement, and so many let down. Makes you appreciate how Apple handle their launches, on a MUCH larger scale as well.