Okay, so you want a Nexus 4. So did I.  But navigating directly to Google’s Play Store will probably leave you tearing your hair out since the server keeps on crashing.  I know, it’s an infurating experience, especially seeing as Google owns farms and farms of servers.  Unfortunately, a few hours have passed since the Nexus 4 went on sale, so shipping time has increased from 1 to 2 weeks, to 2 to 3 weeks.  Anyway, you best hurry up and order and this is how I was able to order my 16GB Nexus 4:

  1. Head to the Nexus 4 overview page, which can be found here
  2. Next, click “Shop Now”
  3. You should now arrive at the actual shopping page for the device.
  4. If you’re cool with the 8GB version, click “Add to Cart”, but I suggest you grab the 16GB Nexus 4 since it’s only $50 more, twice the space, and ships sooner (the 8GB ships in 6-7 weeks)
  5. To get the 16GB Nexus 4, just scroll down and choose the 16GB model (skip this step if you’re getting the 8GB Nexus 4)
  6. Next, click “Add to Cart”
  7. Now at the checkout page click the blue “Proceed” button.
  8. In all likelihood you’ll see a yellow box at the top of the page that reads “Due to high demand, your order could not be processed. Please try again later.”
  9. To get around this, continuously refresh the page using your computer’s keyboard command while leaving the mouse of the “Proceed” button
  10. Upon each refresh click your mouse
  11. I did this, and in about 7 refreshes I was able to get through
  12. Finally, punch in your credit card and shipping info and checkout

To reiterate, as of 4:08pm PST the 8GB Nexus 4 had a shipping time of 6-7 weeks, where at the 16GB Nexus 4, a mere $50 more, ships in 2-3 weeks.

Quick specs for the Nexus 4:

  • 4.7-inch 1280×768 touchscreen
  • Quad-core Snapdragon processor
  • 8MP Camera
  • WiFi b/g/n
  • Bluetooth
  • Unlocked for GSM networks only (AT&T and T-Mobile)
  • Wireless Charging compatible
  • Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • GPS
  • 2GB of RAM

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."