0.33-celebration shops nonetheless promoting the software, however no indication of how lengthy inventory will cling
After seeing the 8GB version of the Nexus 4 go out of stock on Google Play a mere two weeks ago, we have to say it isn’t completely surprising that the 16GB version has just gone out of stock today as well. Now normally we wouldn’t give too much thought to a device going out of stock on the Play Store — the Nexus 4 has a pretty shaky history of availability — but the timing here is more interesting than usual.
If you recall back to our original coverage of the 8GB model going out of stock, sources familiar with the situation indicated that it would not be restocked in the Play Store, letting the 16GB live on as the only model. Now with both variants unavailable from Google Play, we have to think its a little late in this device’s life cycle to be refreshing the inventory levels.
Now of course if you’re still looking to get your hands on a Nexus 4 there are plenty of options out there. Naturally, third-party retailers still have both capacities in stock in many cases — T-Mobile will even sell you one still. But the device going out of stock (potentially for good) from Google directly likely hints to something coming to take its place soon.
Of course many people are also noting that the Nexus 7 LTE has gone out of inventory within the Play Retailer nowadays too, however we do not see how the 2 are associated. When demand outpaces provide within the first run of a product, it goes out of inventory — we are able to most probably are expecting extra New Nexus 7’s to be to be had quickly.