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Google confirms Nexus 5 production has stopped, but the phone will continue to be on sale in Q1 2015

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Google confirms Nexus 5 production has stopped, but the phone will continue to be on sale in Q1 2015
A Google spokesperson told TechRadar that production of the Nexus 5 smartphone has officially come to an end, warning prospective buyers that "once they are gone, they're gone, so we'd suggest people get them while they can". The low-key announcement came around just as Google pulled the plug on the smartphone's red and white versions, leaving only the black one for sale. Pretty soon, the super-sized Nexus 6 will be the only Nexus smartphone you can buy new.

Although it took a few months before Google solved its battery life and camera performance hurdles, the Nexus 5 was, and still is, an Android beast. Made by LG, powered by the aging, but outstanding Snapdragon 800 processor and 2GB ram, the Nexus 5 and its 1080p 5-inch display were a dream for everyone who wanted the best specs and the raw Android 4.4 KitKat experience at a killer price. We hate to see this one go, but the Nexus 5 lived a long and fulfilling life. Now, the time for it to ascend to the Heavens in the form of a glowing ethereal deer to the tune of sobbing Android enthusiasts has come. Bon voyage!

UPDATE: Later, Google told The Verge that "Nexus 5 will continue to be available for sale on Google Play and through select retailers in Q1 2015." Thus, it appears reports of the Nexus 5's death are true, yet a bit exaggerated.

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source: TechRadar , The Verge

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posted on 11 Dec 2014, 09:38 22

1. Zomer (Posts: 242; Member since: 31 May 2013)


Probably the best Nexus device till date.

posted on 11 Dec 2014, 11:22 2

18. TGreg104 (Posts: 38; Member since: 14 Jun 2011)


n6 is pretty nice once you get used to the screen, but i agree. This could be a bad move for google (giving up on a normal sized phone in lieu of a phablet) unless.... They're planning a Nexus 5 2015.

posted on 11 Dec 2014, 12:18

24. kanagadeepan (Posts: 891; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)


Well except that tiny battery...

EDIT:-
Ooops... You are right, all Nexus phones have pretty bad battery life and so you are cent percent correct... +1 to you...

posted on 11 Dec 2014, 12:20

25. Nine1Sickness (Posts: 108; Member since: 30 Jan 2011)


Best nexus device ever? No way. It was trash. I had it for a couple weeks and hated it so much that I exchanged it for the older htc one m7.

posted on 11 Dec 2014, 17:42

34. puckhead (Posts: 81; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)


Really? Hows the sh*tty camera on the M7? and the pointless front speakers? cause really why do you need good speakers on a phone? If you listen to music you use headphones or external speakers.

How bout Sense? Pretty sure not as good as Lollipop which the N5 just got updated to.

posted on 12 Dec 2014, 10:12

39. TGreg104 (Posts: 38; Member since: 14 Jun 2011)


I'm a nexus user/lover too, bruh, but you just sound salty. Who cares what he thinks about the nexus. To each their own.

posted on 11 Dec 2014, 09:40 6

2. great (Posts: 85; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


nooooooooo !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

it was fun till it lasted ,shame on google for not launching a nexus 5 upgrade....6 inches is not everyone's cup of tea !

posted on 11 Dec 2014, 09:45

3. theguy2345 (Posts: 1180; Member since: 24 Jun 2014)


Every phones gets discontinued eventually. At least it lived a full life. My last phone only lasted five months.

posted on 11 Dec 2014, 09:46

4. Zero97 (Posts: 36; Member since: 15 May 2014)


why they have to discontinue such great products?!

posted on 11 Dec 2014, 09:47 7

5. NexusKoolaid (Posts: 459; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


"the super-sized Nexus 6 will be the only Nexus smartphone you can buy new."

Except,... you can't actually buy one.

posted on 11 Dec 2014, 10:04

9. HASHTAG (unregistered)


You can buy one through a carrier...

posted on 11 Dec 2014, 10:50 2

14. jasonmadura161 (Posts: 12; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)


No you can't.... You can be put on a waiting list through a carrier.... I have been waiting for 3 weeks with T-Mobile.... AT&T's all got pulled.... Verizon - Ha... Dont make me laugh..... And Sprint... My friend is also on a waiting list for his.... You stand corrected....

posted on 11 Dec 2014, 20:33

36. EC112987 (Posts: 519; Member since: 10 Nov 2014)


i returned my original one and they had me waiting over a month

posted on 11 Dec 2014, 09:48 1

6. VJo003 (Posts: 356; Member since: 11 Mar 2012)


Nexus 5 is awesome... really is

posted on 11 Dec 2014, 09:53 1

7. Genersis (Posts: 217; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Thought for sure it was going to stick around until a similar sized Nexus replacement was announced. Ah well...

posted on 11 Dec 2014, 12:30 1

27. Commentator (Posts: 3651; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Well, for all we know, Google will release a normal sized Nexus once the Snapdragon 810 comes out.

I'm hoping (but not holding my breath) for a July release alongside Android 5.1.

posted on 11 Dec 2014, 09:55 2

8. Planterz (Posts: 1998; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


I have long coveted a Nexus 5. Development for this phone is unparalleled. But the dinky battery has kept me from buying one.

posted on 11 Dec 2014, 10:28

11. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Going to hang onto my N5s for some time yet.

LG an Asus have been pretty decent Nexi OEM IMO.

High Nexi Five!

posted on 11 Dec 2014, 11:06 1

15. Awalker (Posts: 1363; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


I think LG did a great job with the Nexus 4 and 5 but I'm not sure about ASUS. I had touch issues with the Nexus 7 2012 and I have touch issues with the Nexus 7 2013.

posted on 11 Dec 2014, 11:45

20. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


I've heard that, but did not experience it myself by any means.
Sorry to hear that though.

posted on 11 Dec 2014, 10:30

12. bucky (Posts: 2442; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Isnt this phone only a year old? Please correct me if im wrong.

Would have been smart for google to keep this wonderful phone going for those that dont want a tablet.

posted on 11 Dec 2014, 10:48 4

13. jasonmadura161 (Posts: 12; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)


HEY HEY HEY.... .WHAT'DYA KNOW?!?!?! THEY STOPPED PRODUCTION OF THE NEXUS 6 AS WELL!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHA In other news.......

posted on 11 Dec 2014, 11:09

16. Micah007 (Posts: 254; Member since: 09 Oct 2014)


Can't wait to get my hands on the 6.

posted on 11 Dec 2014, 11:12 2

17. Anshulonweb (Posts: 430; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


i have started to lose my faith in Google..

posted on 11 Dec 2014, 11:24

19. ThePython (Posts: 865; Member since: 08 May 2013)


Douchebags.

posted on 11 Dec 2014, 11:46 1

21. ibap (Posts: 752; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)


The real issue is the pricing for the Nexus 6 models. The Nexus 5 was relatively more affordable.

posted on 11 Dec 2014, 12:06

22. afraaa (Posts: 138; Member since: 23 Oct 2014)


still rock in my pocket . nexus Forever

posted on 11 Dec 2014, 12:10 4

23. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Shame on Google. Now there's no Nexus phone for anybody who doesn't have Shrek hands...

posted on 11 Dec 2014, 12:27 1

26. PHYCLOPSH (Posts: 121; Member since: 28 Jun 2014)


5 was alright but I liked design of the 4 more. Good riddance to the LG nexus.

posted on 11 Dec 2014, 13:25

28. gu3sswhoo (Posts: 28; Member since: 04 May 2012)


While I loved my N5, the battery life sucked. I got to the point I was having to charge my phone 3 times a day. I have had my N6 for about a week now and absolutely love the phone. I have 8 3/4" hands so this phone fits really nice. The battery life is really good. I leave my house for work @ 5:30am and still have at least 30% battery life when I finally go to bed. I will buy phablets from this point forward!

posted on 11 Dec 2014, 13:33

29. shinywindow (unregistered)


and to think Luis D., the nexus 5 is still 2 years ahead of krapple. I guess Iphone Arena is happy there is less competition pointing out how out dated krapple phone's are. haha.

posted on 11 Dec 2014, 13:37

30. bucky (Posts: 2442; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Insecure much? Nobody is even bringing up the iphone here.....

posted on 11 Dec 2014, 14:46

31. Professor (Posts: 208; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)


Well... I have been trying to buy a 32mb Nexus 5 (black) for over a month. I have been checking in a daily basis and always has been "out of stock". I suppose this now means... officially out of stock forever!

posted on 11 Dec 2014, 16:14

33. Planterz (Posts: 1998; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Secondary market (like Swappa) is your best bet.

posted on 11 Dec 2014, 18:43

35. Professor (Posts: 208; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)


Thanks... I check the site (swappa) and it seems to be good just that is for buying & selling used cell phones. I am trying to buy one new. If I can not buy one new I probably don't have any other option than to buy a Nexus 6, if one day Google actually decides to sell them for real in the Play Store. (I don't buy phones to the carriers due to their added bloatware).

posted on 11 Dec 2014, 15:18

32. Rorschach (Posts: 83; Member since: 26 Apr 2013)


Actually sold my 32 GB Nexus 5 a few days ago and was glad I almost got full retail price. Would have kept it but battery life and camera still weren't cutting it for me, even after Google "solved" the issue. Also, Lollipop brought too many bugs for my liking.

posted on 12 Dec 2014, 01:58

37. GalaxyS5 (banned) (Posts: 430; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


Why is google going this way? they should produce a compact phone with an affordable price tag .. I don't want a 6 inch behemoth and many don't want one too ..

posted on 12 Dec 2014, 03:45

38. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


When Google/Lenovo starts making more 64GB Nexus 6 phones, that will be the one for me.

Even though there is a 32GB Nexus 6 from ATT, I am not buying a carrier phone from ATT ever again. This is why I don't have a Note 4. Samsung + ATT = bloated to death.

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