LG spoke to Chosun Biz, a subsidiary of the Chosun Ilbo (Korean Daily News) newspaper, and told the publication that it’s not having any problems with Nexus 4 supply. LG claims production at its Pyeongtaek plant is proceeding without a hitch. LG also used this interview to refute the recent rumor that says the company is working on the next Nexus device.
This statement on supply, however, doesn’t explain why Nexus 4 availability is so low. The Nexus 4 is currently not available in the Google Play Store and both the 16GB and the 8GB model have been out of stock for a while. If LG’s supply is not the bottleneck, then why is the Nexus 4 not available? Is Google really ordering an embarrassingly low number of Nexus 4 handsets or is there something else going on behind the scenes?