Google exec pins Nexus 4 shortage on LG’s “scarce and erratic supplies”

I think we’ve got an answer to why the Nexus 4 is always out of stock, and that is LG. The Korean based manufacturer is being blamed for the supply issues hampering the fourth generation Nexus handset. Dan Cobley, managing director for the U.K. and Ireland, gave an apology and explanation on Google+ for the supply issues.

“Dear all, I know that what you are going through is unacceptable and we are all working through the nights and weekends to resolve this issue,” Cobley wrote. “Supplies from the manufacturer are scarce and erratic, and our communication has been flawed. I can offer an unreserved apology for our service and communication failures in this process.”

He also lifted the spirits of those still trying to get their hands on a Nexus 4 (check out our review!), saying “I realize that the people who ordered the Nexus 4 so early are among our most committed and loyal users and we are doing all we can to put things right.” Cobley assured folks who ordered a phone and received a shipping estimate of three to five days that their orders in process.

We don’t know when these supply issues will improve, but LG needs to get to it. The Nexus 4 is wildly popular and the Korean manufacturer seemed not to be as ready as they should have been with demand. However, there’s always two sides to a story, so lets wait and see what LG has to say about this.

Who’s still waiting to get a Nexus 4?

[Dan Cobley (Google+); via cnet]


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