1. saintforlife's Avatar
    I understand that there were supply issues for the Nexus 4 that took months to resolve. I can't wait that long for a new phone if that repeats again.

    So what is the best way to ensure that you get the Nexus 5 during the initial sale before it goes out of stock? Does Google specify a particular time like Apple does when a new phone goes on sale - midnight PST Oct 22nd, 12 noon CST Oct 29th etc.? If so I will ensure that I am online at the time and clicking away furiously, so that I don't miss out on it.
    10-18-2013 01:02 AM
  2. BookReader2's Avatar
    I understand that there were supply issues for the Nexus 4 that took months to resolve. I can't wait that long for a new phone if that repeats again.

    So what is the best way to ensure that you get the Nexus 5 during the initial sale before it goes out of stock? Does Google specify a particular time like Apple does when a new phone goes on sale - midnight PST Oct 22nd, 12 noon CST Oct 29th etc.? If so I will ensure that I am online at the time and clicking away furiously, so that I don't miss out on it.
    Google has learned its lesson from last year. LG is making 1 million Nexus 5 per month.

    Last year was a disaster because Google seriously underestimated the demand (70,000 + 90,000 were made in the first 2 months = OUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
    It won't make the same mistake again.


    Nexus 4 Owners Estimate One Million Handsets Have Shipped Since November 2012 Launch | TechCrunch

    October 2012: 70,000
    November 2012: 90,000
    Dec 2012: 210,000
    January 2012: 550,000+
    it took a while for the Nexus 4 production to ramp up.......That is typical in the smartphone world. About 6-8 weeks to fully ramp up from 90,000 a month to 500,000 a month.

    The production from LG in order to satisfy the demand:

    September 2013: ~1,000,000
    October 2013: ~1,000,000
    November 2013: ~1,000,000

    From all indications, the demand for the Nexus 5 LTE will be much greater than the demand for the Nexus 4.
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    10-18-2013 01:23 AM
  3. anon(6174973)'s Avatar
    Like what BookReader2 said, I reckon that Google wouldn't be repeating the same mistake as what they did with the production of the nexus 4. The nexus 4 production was mostly probably a result of miscalculation. So you pretty much don't have to worry about the nexus 5 having the same supply issues. At most, it may have a week or so delay.


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    10-18-2013 01:29 AM
  4. eRod v1.0's Avatar
    How are the carriers affected by this? Will a certain amount go directly to them?

    You'll have to excuse me. I didn't get to purchase last year's Nexus thanks to vzw.

    Posted with my S4 via Android Central App
    10-19-2013 07:17 AM
  5. Gekko's Avatar
    How are the carriers affected by this? Will a certain amount go directly to them?

    You'll have to excuse me. I didn't get to purchase last year's Nexus thanks to vzw.

    Posted with my S4 via Android Central App
    we won't know until launch. the only US carrier that stocked the Nexus 4 was T-Mobile. my guess is that T-Mobile might stock the Nexus 5 but the other carriers will not. i don't expect carriers to appreciably affect Nexus 5 availability in the Play Store.
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    10-19-2013 09:02 AM
  6. eRod v1.0's Avatar
    we won't know until launch. the only US carrier that stocked the Nexus 4 was T-Mobile. my guess is that T-Mobile might stock the Nexus 5 but the other carriers will not. i don't expect carriers to appreciably affect Nexus 5 availability in the Play Store.
    Ok thanks. I'm switching to T-Mobile next week. So I might have a chance of getting it in store as well.

    Posted with my S4 via Android Central App
    10-19-2013 09:33 AM
  7. Gekko's Avatar
    Ok thanks. I'm switching to T-Mobile next week. So I might have a chance of getting it in store as well.

    Posted with my S4 via Android Central App
    i would wait until you have the Nexus 5 in hand before you switch carriers. otherwise hold tight unless you have a temp GSM phone to hold the T-Mobile spot.
    10-19-2013 09:36 AM

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