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

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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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. Zomer

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2013

Probably the best Nexus device till date.

18. TGreg104

Posts: 38; Member since: Jun 14, 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.

24. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1273; Member since: Jan 24, 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...

25. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 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.

34. puckhead

Posts: 81; Member since: Jan 13, 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.

39. TGreg104

Posts: 38; Member since: Jun 14, 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.

2. great

Posts: 85; Member since: Jan 21, 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 !

3. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

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

4. Zero97

Posts: 37; Member since: May 15, 2014

why they have to discontinue such great products?!

5. NexusKoolaid

Posts: 493; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

"the super-sized Nexus 6 will be the only Nexus smartphone you can buy new." Except,... you can't actually buy one.

9. HASHTAG unregistered

You can buy one through a carrier...

14. jasonmadura161

Posts: 12; Member since: Oct 08, 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....

36. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

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

6. VJo003

Posts: 365; Member since: Mar 11, 2012

Nexus 5 is awesome... really is

7. Genersis

Posts: 219; Member since: May 29, 2013

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

27. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 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.

8. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

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

11. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Going to hang onto my N5s for some time yet. LG an Asus have been pretty decent Nexi OEM IMO. High Nexi Five!

15. Awalker

Posts: 1986; Member since: Aug 15, 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.

20. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

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

12. bucky

Posts: 3794; Member since: Sep 30, 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.

13. jasonmadura161

Posts: 12; Member since: Oct 08, 2013


16. Micah007

Posts: 266; Member since: Oct 09, 2014

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

17. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

i have started to lose my faith in Google..

19. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013


21. ibap

Posts: 871; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

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

22. afraaa

Posts: 138; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

still rock in my pocket . nexus Forever

23. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

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


Posts: 654; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

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

28. gu3sswhoo

Posts: 32; Member since: May 04, 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!

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