Right as we posted that Nexus 4 units are beginning to ship in the US , it looks like Google is also sending out emails that some confirmed orders have been put on backorder due to high demand and will begin shipping in three weeks time.
This is pretty unfortunate, as getting a Nexus 4 on launch day was hard enough. Now some of you who thought you actually snagged a Nexus 4 will have to wait it out another three weeks.
Many users have reported receiving the following email:
Thank you for your recent purchase on Google Play. Due to overwhelming demand, your Nexus 4 is on backorder and is expected to ship within three weeks. We’ll send you a notification when your order has shipped and will credit the shipping charges.
To check the status of your order at any time, visit the link below: https://wallet.google.com/
If you would prefer to cancel your order, please reply to this email and our team will assist you. Or you can cancel your order using our online tool. Please follow the instructions found here:
We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you again for your order.
The Google Play Team
There you have it, folks. Google sold too many of the highly anticipated Nexus 4. It’s pretty frustrating and there’s not much of a way to sugar coat it, but at least Google is paying for the shipping, if that’s any consolation. We know it’s not.