After opening up sales in the US and Germany, Google has started selling its highly sought-after Nexus 4 smartphone in the UK, France and Spain [Update: not Australia] via the Google Play Store.

According to TechCrunch, Google is promising shipping times as 1-2 weeks in each market.

As we’ve previously detailed, LG, which Google partnered with to design and manufacture the device has been blamed in the past for the shortage. Dan Cobley, the Managing Director of Google’s UK division, took to Google+ last month to explain the issues, going so far as to apologize for LG’s “scarce and erratic” supply of the smartphone. He later called LG’s communication “flawed”, and promised that the device was now being shipped for anyone who had originally received a three to five day delivery estimate.

When we first reviewed the Nexus 4 back in November 2012, we called the device both beautiful and powerful; we found it proof that Google Now is the future of Android.

If you’re interest is piqued, you can snag one for yourself here.