If Google's recent Nexus 4 price cut got you thinking about picking up a cheap $199 8GB model, hopefully you made your decision prior to this evening. That's because the Google Play Store is now out of 8GB Nexus 4 inventory, and while the store page encourages shoppers to "check back soon," Google has told The Verge that the $199 Nexus 4 will not be restocked. The 16GB Nexus 4 is still available as of this writing for $249.99, with new orders expected to ship in 1-2 business days.
News of the Nexus 4's disappearance from the virtual shelves of Google Play comes just under a week after Google slashed the prices of both Nexus 4 models by $100 each. Considering that $199 is a pretty nice deal for an quad-core Android smartphone that comes unlocked and receives updates from Google, it's no surprise that the discounted 8GB Nexus 4 went quickly. It is kind of a bummer that the cheap handset is no longer available to those that couldn't pull the trigger in time for whavever reason, but the still-available $249 16GB Nexus 4 isn't a bad deal either.