Last month, Google slashed the prices of the Nexus 4 in what we can only assume was a clearance sale. There was a flat $100 reduction on the rates of both Nexuses ( Nexii ? ), the Nexus 4 8 GB variant selling at an amazing $200, and the 16 GB variant at $250 on the Google Play Store. Last week, we received reports that the 8 GB model had sold out on the Play Store, and today, we received news that the 16 GB model is sold out as well.
While the mere selling out of the device is not entirely alien, the Nexus 4 was sold out for a long while just as soon as it released, The Verge tells us that the device is not likely to be restocked. The Nexus 4 was a revolutionary device when it was announced around the same time last year, and turned a lot of heads for its brilliant pricing, and spec rivaling the best of phones. With the Nexus 7 2013 released in April, and the Moto X more recently, maybe it’s finally time to bid adieu to the trustworthy LG Nexus 4.
This could also be a sign that the Nexus 5 is arriving soon. Google must have the best phone in the market, and as we see the Nexus 4 sold out it definitely means that an new-and-improved Nexus 5 is on the horizon. Online leaks of the Nexus 5 allow us to guess everything except the release date, which is expected to be as early as October. Current Nexus 4 owners will be thrilled to take Android 4.4 KitKat out for a spin as soon as it releases. The rest of us will have to wait for the upcoming device launch
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