Google Nexus 4 Continues to Sell Out Since Debut Google's latest and greatest may be in the form of its new Nexus 4 Android smartphone. However, the Nexus 4 at T-Mobile, the Google Play Store and around the world have been consistently sold out since the device's launch in November 2012. The Nexus 4 joins the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 as the newest member of Google's line of smart devices. Competing with products like the Apple iPad, Apple iPhone, Samsung Galaxy and Microsoft Surface, the Nexus family represents Google's initial break into the hardware market. However, the Nexus 4's launch has raised questions about why the smartphone has been perpetually out of stock and difficult for consumers to get a hold of.