The holiday spirit seems to have a firm grip on Nexus 4 fans, as the device (this time the 16GB version) is currently out of stock on Google’s Play store. Well, you can always get an Optimus G? Maybe?

[template id=246811 expires=7200]Google’s latest Nexus device, manufactured by LG, has been a very hard item to come by ever since it was launched in November. It hasn’t been the smoothest of product roll outs we’ve ever seen, either, with delayed shipments, sell outs, and everything you can imagine tormenting availability.

Demand is obviously high, which has been reflected by the 8GB version being particularly scarce. But I suppose that’s a good problem for Google to have. Of course, t’s unfortunate for customers who wanted to gift the device this holiday season.

With just a few weeks left of 2012, it’s looking likely that the device will be out of stock until next year. Google hasn’t hinted at when more Nexus 4 units will be available, so for now customers will just need to wait around with bated breath.