(TS) – The Google Nexus 4 was back on sale this afternoon at the Google Play Store. Only thing is, it was the Canadian version of the Google Play Store that had the sizzling hot handset back in stock. Google had sent out emails to those interested in the device to alert them that it would be offered for sale starting at 12 Noon PST on Monday, which was 3PM on the East coast. The price for the 8GB version of the phone is $309 Canadian Dollars ($311 USD), while the 16GB model is $359 Canadian Dollars ($362 USD).
Google also started taking orders for the Nexus 4 again in the US last week, but demand is clearly higher than supply at the moment. The 8GB version of the Nexus 4 is currently out of stock in the US, and the 16GB model has an estimated ship date of 5-6 weeks.
The Nexus 4 is a smartphone with a 4.7 inch, 1280 x 768 pixel display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 quad-core processor, a 2100mAh battery, and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean software.
As a Nexus device, it’s basically everything things a smartphone could and should be in late 2012, and it receives software updates straight from Google, not from the the device maker (LG) or from your wireless carrier.
While the Nexus 4 is probably the fastest Android phone money can buy, it’s not without problems. Battery life isn’t all that great, the glass panels on the front and back make the phone about twice as likely to crack, and during the few days I had one I found it got surprisingly warm after using it for just a few moments.
The Nexus 4 also doesn’t officially support 4G LTE, although if you’re in Canada you may be able to enable a dormant LTE chip to connect to Rogers or Telus.
For those of you that may have forgotten about the Nexus 4′s specs, here they are again to refresh your memory:
4.7″ IPS+ display at 1280×768 resolution
Quad-Core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro processor
2GB of RAM
8GB or 16GB internal storage; no SD card support
8MP rear facing camera; 1.3MP front-facing camera
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