Google's Nexus 4 Starts to Catch Up

After launching its new flagship Nexus 4 smartphone, Google  (NASDAQ: GOOGL  ) has had something of a blockbuster on its hands with soaring demand outstripping supply. Inventory quickly sold out weeks ago and only recently received more supply. Consumers quickly snapped up those models and Google Play is now quoting seven- to eight-week shipping times on new orders, addressing the criticism that it should allow customers to backorder. The device works unlocked on domestic GSM networks like AT&T  (NYSE: T  ) and T-Mobile, but Ma Bell isn't going to help with marketing, since the Nexus 4 strategy is to undermine carriers. Meanwhile, Apple  (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) continues to catch up with iPhone 5 demand, which has also been plagued with shortages since its launch.

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  • Report this Comment On November 29, 2012, at 10:35 AM, nabeel1127 wrote:

    I'm not trying to be mean, but this page has lost value with every "Google" article I've read. As an investors website you should be giving information about Google on an article about Google, letting us decide whether or not Google is a good buy (which it is judging by the success of its Nexus line, expansion of it's Google Fiber line, and overall success at everything it does". However, you title articles to be about Google, and then dedicate at least half of the article to Apple... Can you please create a non-biased article discussing Google, and worry about Apple in ITS OWN ARTICLES?!

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