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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Nexus 5
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2260 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2300 mAh(17h talk time)



1. NoComment

Posts: 9; Member since: Sep 29, 2013

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

2. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

How many units they sell for this first wave?

3. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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

4. greathero1

Posts: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 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!

5. camera531

Posts: 346; Member since: Jun 30, 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!

7. andynaija

Posts: 1263; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

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

6. orca99

Posts: 87; Member since: Oct 05, 2013

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

9. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

In India it still shows coming soon ...

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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