News, comments, and reviews about Google’s new Nexus 4 smartphone are everywhere. And while reviews of the device have been generally good, critiques of supply chain mis-management and product shortages have been stinging.
The shortage is a shame because the Nexus 4 is Google’s latest attempt to be a brand champion, of sorts, for the entire Android smartphone brigade. Because it’s a Google-approved machine, like the other Nexus devices, the idea is that it’s closer to Google’s own technology and plans and thus may deliver a glimpse of the future of Android experiences before that of any other Android manufacturer partner.
The supply slip up (and unfortunate glass-back issues) comes as there are fresh rumors that Amazon is planning its own smartphone, and that Microsoft may be releasing a Surface-branded smartphone too–both are due in 2013.