Nexus 5 choices pared down to black-only, out of stock in Google Play
posted by Maxwell R. / Dec 10, 2014, 6:00 AM
The Nexus 6 is understandably sold out, and the holiday shopping season probably moved the other devices out of the warehouse rather quickly too. However, as interesting as the lack of availability is, a few subtle changes also took place with the choices for the still available Nexus 5.
Even at a year old, the Nexus 5 is a great device, and its bang-for-the-buck factor is pretty much unmatched. However, where a prospective buyer of a Nexus 5 might have once had a choice of colors, white, red, or black, the option has narrowed to only the latter.
We can speculate and hypothesize about the rhyme and reason for this development, but it is a crapshoot either way. It could be that LG is just streamlining the manufacturing process for a one-generation old device. Or Google could be making changes to the page to reflect the new version of Android (it still lists as being sold with Android 4.4 KitKat). Or this, or that, take your best shot. At least there is still an option to pick between a 16 or 32GB model (for now anyway) if you were able to buy one.
Of course, as we notice any significant changes, we’ll pass them along, but for now, your best bet is checking other avenues to get your pure Android device.
source: Google Play
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Nexus 5 will live two more years. Hohoho
posted on Dec 10, 2014, 6:49 AM 2
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XDA will keep it alive forever.
posted on Dec 10, 2014, 7:03 AM 3
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I'll never get rid of my Nexus 4, the sexy little thing. But I want something with a bigger screen and (more importantly) a bigger battery. The LG G2 has great custom ROM/kernel support, great hardware, and an absurdly affordable secondary market price. Developer support for the G2 can't match the Nexus 5 (but what can?), but there's plenty, including my favorite ROMs (LiquidSmooth, Carbon), so I'm sure I'll be happy with a G2 for $250-270. As cheap (or cheaper) than a 32GB Nexus 5, but with a better camera and bigger battery. Even NIB, G2s cost the same or cheaper than a Nexus 5.
posted on Dec 10, 2014, 1:03 PM 1
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