8GB Nexus 4 Sold Out On Google Play In The U.S.


Less than a week after Google slashed the price of the Nexus 4 by $100, the 8GB version of the handset is once again listed as out of stock on the Play Store, and now its beginning to look like the price reduction was more of a clearance sale.

A Google employee who remains anonymous reported to The Verge that Google does not have any plans to restock the 8GB variant in the future, and once inventory sells out from all independent retailers the lower-capacity handset will no longer be available and, therefore, will become extinct.

The Nexus 4 will be a year old in November, but it still manages to provide one of the most native and fluid Android experiences on the market. It packs a 4.7-inch 720p display with a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM, Adreno 320 graphics, and an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera. But, unfortunately, the device lacks LTE connectivity, which could be a hint as to why stock is being reduced, sold and not replaced.

The 16GB model is still available to purchase in the U.S. for $249, and we expect the 8GB listing to stay on the Play Store until stock runs out in other country’s, but for now it certainly looks like folks in the U.S. no longer have the opportunity to pick up the 8GB variant of Google’s flagship handset.