Google has started accepting orders for the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 in the Play Store. Shoppers in the UK eager to pick up the stock Android phone can choose from 8GB or 16GB variants, priced at £239 and £279 respectively, while those in Australia will be paying A$349 for 8GB and A$399 for 16GB. Anyone in the UK more interested in Samsung’s tablet, meanwhile, will pay £319 for the 16GB model and £389 for the 32GB version, while Australians will be paying A$469 or A$569. Several stores across Europe are also live — including France, Germany, and Spain — with the 8GB/16GB Nexus 4 priced at €299/€349, and the 16GB/32GB Nexus 10 costing €399/€499. The devices aren't up in the US Play Store just yet, but when they do go live, customers will be paying $299/$349 for the 8GB/16GB Nexus 4, and $399/$499 for the 16GB/32GB Nexus 10.
Interestingly, Google is also offering a bumper case for the Nexus 4 not unlike what was created for the iPhone 4. Just like Apple’s offering, the case is designed to slip around the edge of the handset, but provides no protection for the glass back.
Update: The Play Store has been sluggish since orders first began, no doubt due to sheer demand, and now it looks like some models of the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 are no longer available to buy.
Update 2: The Nexus 4 has completely sold out in the UK, as has the 32GB Nexus 10, but the 16GB version of the tablet is still available. As for the US? We're told that the Play Store will go live with the devices at 9AM PT/12PM ET.
Update 3: The US Play Store is now live with the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 slightly ahead of schedule.
Update 4: And just like that, the Nexus 4 has sold out, with both capacities reverting to "Coming soon" status. The Nexus 10, meanwhile, is still up for grabs.
Update 5: Google has posted an update on the situation, stating that "There's been so much interest for the Nexus lineup that we've sold out of some of our initial stock in a few countries!" The company says that it expects to add more inventory in the coming weeks. However, we were able to order a 16GB Nexus 4 through the Google Play Store just moments ago, so if you're anxious to get your hands on the latest Android flagship phone, it might be worth checking out the site throughout the day.
Update 6: Google Play now lists the Nexus 4 as "Sold out" in the US.