Nexus 4 orders are backordered for up to three weeks.
After many reports of the Play Store crashing when pre-orders went live some are now reporting they're receiving am email informing them their Nexus 4 order has been backordered. Google is estimating the delay for orders to take up three weeks for the shipments to start rolling out again.
Here is the email:
Thank you for your recent purchase on Google Play. Due to overwhelming demand, your Nexus 4 is on backorder and is expected to ship within three weeks. We'll send you a notification when your order has shipped and will credit the shipping charges.
To check the status of your order at any time, visit the link below: https://wallet.google.com/manage/#transactions
If you would prefer to cancel your order, please reply to this email and our team will assist you. Or you can cancel your order using our online tool. Please follow the instructions found here:
We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you again for your order.
The Google Play Team
Were you one of the lucky ones to get your order placed or have you now been moved to a status of backorder?
So if you've been charged and haven't gotten a shipping or backorder notification you should be getting your Nexus 4 shipped soon and, when it does ship, call Google and see if you can get a refund for your shipping!
The ironic thing is that despite having the Google Play page open on multiple browsers on my computer, my GS3 on my home WiFi was the only one that actually got the order to go through.
I am gonna wait it out, until I read actually battery life reviews, possible build quality issues, and a healthy stock is maintained. Then perhaps i'll replace my BlackBerry