Google confirms Nexus 5 production has stopped, but the phone will continue to be on sale in Q1 2015
posted by Luis D. / Dec 11, 2014, 9:36 AM
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.
Remember the Nexus 5 with these fine articles of ours:
Google Nexus 5 OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2, 4.4 View Full specs
- 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
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Probably the best Nexus device till date.
posted on Dec 11, 2014, 9:38 AM 22
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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 Dec 11, 2014, 12:20 PM 0
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.
posted on Dec 11, 2014, 5:42 PM 0
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.
posted on Dec 11, 2014, 9:47 AM 7
You can buy one through a carrier...
posted on Dec 11, 2014, 10:04 AM 0
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....
posted on Dec 11, 2014, 10:50 AM 2
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Thought for sure it was going to stick around until a similar sized Nexus replacement was announced. Ah well...
posted on Dec 11, 2014, 9:53 AM 1
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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 Dec 11, 2014, 10:28 AM 0
Posts: 1958; 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.
posted on Dec 11, 2014, 11:06 AM 1
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!
posted on Dec 11, 2014, 1:25 PM 0
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