Google has sold less than 500,000 Nexus 4 handsets so far
It sold out in record time, twice, but, according to estimates, Google has only sold around 375,000 units of its Nexus 4 handsets to date…
Google has sold less than 500,000 Nexus 4 handsets since first launching the device back in Q4 of 2012, according to reports.
The handset, available from Google Play for either £239 or £269, has sold out twice since its initial launch here in the UK. Many disgruntled punters assumed this was on account of demand, but a new report published by XDA has made some claims to the contrary.
‘Based on data gleaned from device serial numbers,’ reports BGR, ‘[XDA] members have been able to determine where and when their Nexus 4 handsets were built, and they were also able to estimate the total number of units sold to date: 375,000.’
Did Google not order enough in to satisfy the most basic-levels of demand? Either that or LG is struggling to produce the device in the numbers required. Or Google is deliberately bottle-necking supply of the device.
Basically, something’s not right and it’s either Google or LG’s fault. Or, XDA could have it entirely wrong and the handset could have sold in the millions and Google and LG are just well and truly fresh out of supplies…
What do you think?