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Nexus 4 Completely Sold Out, Nexus 5 Launch Expected Soon

by Jacob Kleinman | September 17, 2013September 17, 2013 9:00 am PST


The Nexus 4 is now completely and totally sold out, with both the 8GB and 16GB models of the LG-designed device listed as out of stock on Google Play. Earlier this month, Google cleared its stock of 8GB models after dropping the price to $199, and now the more expensive $249 variant has also sold out, paving the way for the long-rumored Nexus 5.

Google Play currently notes that although the site is out of inventory for the Nexus 4, customers should “check back soon.” However, The Verge is reporting that Google is done with the 4.7-inch handset and has no plans to bring back the device, according to a “trusted source.” Instead, we expect Google and LG to roll out the Nexus 5 some time in the near future, likely alongside the recently-announced Android 4.4 KitKat OS. According to a recent report, the updated operating system could launch in mid-October.

The Nexus 5 has been popping up everywhere over the past few weeks. Most recently, the smartphone was allegedly left unattended at a bar where one tech-savvy employee was able to snap a few quick pictures and a short video. We still don’t know much about the Nexus 5, but it appears to sport a 5-inch display and a massive rear camera, and is expected to come equipped with a Snapdragon 800 processor.

Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...