LG Nexus 4 to be Back in Google Play Store Next Month, Says LG Exec

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By Kristin Dian Mariano | January 22, 2013 3:09 PM EST

Korea's tech company LG confirmed that the popular LG Nexus 4 stocks will be replenished by next month.

The blame game is on for LG and Google as they pointed fingers at each other for the out-of-stock status of the device in Google Play Store.

LG's mobile chief in France has just issued a statement denying this speculation, and forecasting that supply pressures on the Nexus 4 will all but dissipate come next month.

In an interview with Challenges.fr, LG Mobile France director Cathy Robin asserted that the company should not solely blamed for the supply situation of Nexus 4 since Google's orders for the Nexus 4 were based on sales forecasts derived from older Nexus phones' market performance.

LG said that Google underestimated the demand for Nexus 4 leading to the imbalance on the supply and demand of the device.

Robin also denied reports that LG is cutting the production of the smartphone. She said that LG is actually speeding up manufacturing of the handset, hoping that there would be enough units available to allow the handset to fully go back in stock by next month.

The Google-LG Nexus 4 boasts a 4.7 inch screen display with 1280x768 resolution, 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor, 8 MP camera and 2100 mAh battery. The smartphone runs with the new Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, which equipped the device with new features upgrade such as better camera options and controls. This has become the selling point of the device.

There are rumours that claimed that LG is in fact working on the successor of the Nexus 4 smartphone and the next Nexus tablet that will debut on the upcoming Google I/O conference in May.

The successor of LG Nexus 4 coined as Nexus 5 is rumoured to sport a 5-inch full-HD (1920 x 1080) display translating into a pixel density of 440ppi. The device is also speculated to be equipped with NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor with 2GB of RAM, 8/16GB of internal storage, a 13-megapixel auto-focus rear camera with LED flash and a 3-megapixel front-facing camera.

The smartphone will bear the same affordable price as its predecessor, which is one of the selling points of LG Nexus 4.

This is backed by the statement of LG Electronics SVP James Fisher who confirmed that the LG Nexus 4 is just the first of the many devices that Google and LG will make. Fisher added that the firm will be launching its next generation smartphones at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month.  

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