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Black 16GB Google Nexus 5 officially sells out

Black 16GB Google Nexus 5 officially sells out
Back when the Google Nexus 5 first launched at the beginning of this month, there were a couple times when the product page switched over to saying that the 16GB black model of the device was "out of inventory", but that message eventually disappeared and was replaced with shipping times ranging from 2 to 5 weeks, depending on when you checked.

Well, the Google Nexus 5 has officially sold out this time. The message began showing on the product page for the 16GB black Google Nexus 5 yesterday, and it is still there, so it seems it is real this time around. The last we saw, the 16GB black model of the Nexus 5 was showing a 4-5 week shipping time, and we would guess that Google and LG haven't been able to keep up with demand. 

It could also be that supplies are being diverted to cover the release of the carrier-branded Nexus 5 models. Sprint just launched the device this past Friday, and T-Mobile is planning to start selling the Nexus 5 online on this Thursday, November 14th, and in stores on November 20th. Either way, you'll have to wait if you want to get your order in on Google's latest flagship smartphone.

source: Google Play via CNET

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posted on 12 Nov 2013, 20:29 1

1. NoComment (Posts: 9; Member since: 29 Sep 2013)

Lucky me, got it in from the ups guy last Friday

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 20:53

2. PBXtech (Posts: 1032; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)

How many units they sell for this first wave?

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 21:05

3. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

NEXUS BEST ANDROID PHONE on the market wish i could of hold out till it launches ill buy the 32gb

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 21:45

4. greathero1 (Posts: 576; Member since: 13 Jun 2008)

I got mine a full 3 weeks ahead of schedule so I'm all smiles. Also agreeing with InspectorGadget80 too. I love this phone! Just put my HTC One and Nexus 4 on Craigslist!

posted on 12 Nov 2013, 23:06

5. camera531 (Posts: 346; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)

It's ridiculous that it's so hard to get a new Nexus. The Nexus 7 is the best value for a tablet, and they're easy to buy. Google also promised that this wouldn't happen again after the N4 disaster, but here we are again! The iPhone isn't even this ridiculous!

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 01:17

7. andynaija (Posts: 985; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)

At least the shortage didn't happen as fast as it did with the Nexus 4.

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 00:33

6. orca99 (Posts: 87; Member since: 05 Oct 2013)

Only in the U.S. In other countries' Play stores, they're still available.

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 09:26

9. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)

In India it still shows coming soon ...

posted on 13 Nov 2013, 02:20

8. DimitriTech (unregistered)

;( its been too long.. i want mine already, but mine wont ship until the 22nd.. and i bought mine the same day it released, only at night.. why did my check have to come in so late!?

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