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Nexus 4 sales estimated at 375,000 by enthusiasts decoding serial numbers

The Verge
Thursday, 3 January 2013

Nexus 4 sales estimated at 375,000 by enthusiasts decoding serial numbersDespite its lack of LTE breaking our hearts, the Nexus 4 remains almost perpetually sold out in the Google Play store. It's obviously a popular device, especially among Android enthusiasts, but just how popular is it? In a thread in the xda-developers forum, the community has used serial numbers to work out exactly when and where their smartphones were produced, and also give us a clue as to how many Nexii Google has managed to sell.

The serial number starts with three numbers followed by a letter. Within this code, the numbers reveal the month and year of manufacture, while the letter relates to the country of manufacture. For example, 212K would refer to a device made in the *12*th month of the year 201*2 *in* **K*orea. Later in the serial...
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