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Google exec faults LG for ‘scarce and erratic’ Nexus 4 supply

Published Dec 17th, 2012 3:35PM EST
Google Nexus 4 Supplies

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It’s no secret that Google’s (GOOG) Nexus 4 smartphones have been hard to come by and now one Google executive is saying some of the blame for shortages lies with manufacturer LG (066570). XDA-Developers points us to Google UK & Ireland Managing Director Dan Cobley, who posted a now-deleted message on his Google+ page apologizing for delayed Nexus 4 shipments that have been caused in part because “supplies from the manufacturer are scarce and erratic.” Although Cobley’s message no longer appears on his page, it has been subsequently pasted onto the XDA-Developers forum. Earlier this month LG admitted that it was having a tough time meeting the “huge demand” for the Nexus 4 and said that both it and Google have been surprised by the high demand for the new smartphone.

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.