Nexus 5 briefly appears in Google Play for $349

Nexus 5 briefly appears in Google Play for $349
We've seen a lot of rumors and far-out theories on when we should expect to see the Nexus 5 and Android 4.4, but nothing proves that we're close as much as an "accidental" listing of the device on Google Play. The new Nexus 5 appeared briefly on Google Play today, and the Nexus 4 even disappeared from the site, but the real news is the price tag for the Nexus 5.

The 16GB model of the Nexus 5 was listed for just $349, which is the same price that adorned the 16GB Nexus 4 when it first went on sale last year. The rumors had suggested that the Nexus 5 might clock in at a bit more expensive, because there was talk that Google might re-release the Nexus 4 with LTE at the $299 price point. That may still be true, but this would suggest that there wouldn't be a 16GB model of the LTE Nexus 4 if the 16GB Nexus 5 is sitting in the $349 price slot. 

The page appeared on Google Play earlier today, and obviously confirm that the device will be named the Nexus 5. It also had the tag line for the device as "Capture the everyday and the epic in fresh new ways", which makes us believe the rumors of camera enhancements are true. The URL for the page also lists the Nexus 5 as "black 16GB", which would seem to imply that there may be other colors at some point.

The page has since disappeared, but not before the Nexus 4 also disappeared from the store. The Nexus 4 page is back up, but the device is still sold out. Looks like we should be seeing the Nexus 5 any day now. A new theory is pointing to October 21st as a possible announcement date.


source: Google Play (dead link) via Droid Life

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  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2300 mAh(17h talk time)

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58 Comments

1. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

My, my...

8. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

I like how no credit is given to the source, droidlife. Outstanding journalism Michael.

22. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

The source links are at the bottom. Outstanding reading skills squallz...

26. nobelset

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

Well, as you should know by now, a lot of people here are a footstep to going blind.

27. saffant

Posts: 274; Member since: Jul 04, 2011

Very professional... NOT. Perhaps learn some professionalism, and realize to not add in the snide remarks even when in the right.

29. blazee

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

who cares

34. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

Proper manners are important in society. It really wouldn't have been any harder for the exchange to go something like this: Squallz: I didnt see any credit to droidlife in the article. Michael: The source links are at the bottom. Oh wow, look at that, it was actually easier and took less time for both of them!!! :O

38. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

oh you girls shut up, I like Michael's response F** all this political correctness. idiots. Squallz got owned, deal with it.

46. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Peh. I appreciate that Michael jumps into the fray when called for. He has a right to be fed up with the incessant potshots at PA's journalism/professionalism/bias.

49. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Would be nice if the reader's had as much freedom to express their opinions as the writer's do though. I get tired of being warned over stupid sh*t because someone doesn't like my opinion. Never used to be that way. I miss that about PA

51. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

Right, the potshots at their professionalism by not acting professional. Not to mention they regularly edit the articles after posting and fail to say what they edited. So it is entirely possible that when squallz read it that they really didn't source it yet. Or possibly only sourced the Play Store. I don't really think they're biased, before the launch of an Apple product they have a bunch of apple stuff, before the launch of Microsoft stuff they have a bunch of that, and before the launch of Android flagships they have a bunch of stories on those. Not much bias in the stories either, it's just fanboys getting butthurt when they dont see enough stories about the things they care most about...even though theyre complaining on the day the new iphone or galaxy device gets launched. I just read their comments as "Rabble rabble rabble"

53. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

It's the internet kids... put your big boy panties on.

55. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

Yeah....we should just devolve into the youtube comments so that nothing worthwhile ever gets said. I don't really care what squallz said, but Michael is supposed to be an employee of this place and a journalist. Show some professionalism and just correct squallz without the sass. I'm sorry I expect the bloggers themselves to be the bigger men and not act like the children that frequent the comment sections.

50. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

You must've added that later >.>

13. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Looks clean and flat.

18. CellularNinja

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 27, 2011

Looks irresistible

20. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Nexus 4 was better in my opinion. That had that million dollar design with that crystal reflection back and all.

33. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

But ppl complained it cracked and scratched.

2. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Nexus 4 LTE does not exist Neither does a larger battery capacity model of nexus 5

43. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Except the standard Nexus 4 has full LTE if you're on T-mobile. So there is (and has always been) that option.

3. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

This is such a boring looking device

12. imkyle

Posts: 1111; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Agree. While the specs are up to par, they could have made is a little less of a stretched out Nexus 7.

32. TheYellowDart

Posts: 26; Member since: Oct 18, 2013

Never understood why people care about the appearance of their phone. All that matters to me is the screen quality cause thats all i'm gonna be looking at. The rest just goes into a slim case to protect the dern thing from my own stupidity.

37. Pancholo

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

A million times this. If people are stupid, they get a cover, making them clever. If people are boring, they get an iPhone, which somehow makes them "interesting." What a silly society. I'm waiting.

39. AndroidSHQIP

Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 18, 2013

Apple users do that.

4. PootisMan

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOGLE!!! FOR THE LAST TIME, PLEASE TAKE MY MONEY!!!

5. Jobayer

Posts: 167; Member since: Feb 22, 2013

Hopefully the 32GB is 399$

6. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

I'll buy this thing if its smaller than my xperia Z.

24. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

Why would replace the Z for Nexus 5??

25. haroonazeem638

Posts: 141; Member since: Mar 29, 2011

I can bet you it is. Sony is going crazy with the bezels.

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