Some Nexus 5 orders shipping faster than expected

Some Nexus 5 orders shipping faster than expected
The initial production run of the Nexus 5 sold out pretty quickly, meaning that those who were a little too late to the party when ordering their new device started to see notices that their purchase might not ship for upwards of 2 to 4 weeks. And, a couple days ago, we saw straight from Google that it was covering its bases even more by saying that there might be delays in shipping.

But, we're hearing reports that some orders are actually shipping much faster than Google expected. We have heard from multiple sources that orders placed when the Nexus 5 product page quoted shipping times of 3 to 4 weeks are actually beginning to ship already. Some have said that their handsets are scheduled to be shipped this week, which is quite a bit sooner than the 3 to 4 weeks that was expected. 

Of course, there is a fair chance that some people are just getting lucky, and we can't assume that too many people will be seeing early shipping times similar to this. It does seem to indicate that Google was trying to be very conservative with supply and shipping times after all of the troubles that we saw with last year's Nexus 4 launch. 

Thanks to those who tipped us!

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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. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

mines supposed to come within the week !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!​!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so excited now cant wait

6. PootisMan

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

I just got mine today! The phone is wicked fast!

33. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

yesss just gt mine, posting from it right now, this things a beast gonna run it on antutu or gfx and go brag to my geeky friends

15. jove39

Posts: 2147; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

same here...thurday might be the lucky day for me :)

24. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Wednesday is my day! And they said the wouldn´t deliver till 15th November! :D

2. juicemania

Posts: 6; Member since: May 14, 2012

Ordered Friday and was told it would be shipped by the 8th, got an email yesterday that it shipped and will be here tommorow!

3. chrislars

Posts: 77; Member since: Apr 11, 2013


4. MalakiMills

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 15, 2010

Same here, also only selected standard shipping, not 2 day. I'm so pumped.

11. Ant34

Posts: 193; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

I did the same thing. My phone will arrive on Thursday.

20. ahomad

Posts: 175; Member since: May 15, 2012

ordered couple, expected 8th, received all today

5. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Mine has just shipped but it will probably take forever to get to western canada. My nexus 10 took like a week.

18. jove39

Posts: 2147; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

look at this thread [​2477027] or in general section...people have reported shipments originating from KY...I hope google has some other warehouse in west as well.

23. juicemania

Posts: 6; Member since: May 14, 2012

yea mine originated in louisville

28. jsilvermist

Posts: 6; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

That was where my Nexus 4 came from last year going to Brampton ON.

34. shizz812

Posts: 7; Member since: Nov 01, 2013

I live in Louisville. They are here at UPS. I'm a staffing supervisor and spoke with someone who works there. They were there like a month ago.

40. jove39

Posts: 2147; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Really...a month ago?

7. febzz

Posts: 11; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

A friend of mine already got his Nexus 5 yesterday. I was surprised, that's very quick.

8. nexusdude

Posts: 151; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

Oh yeah? Mine will ship in about several months to the local retailers.

9. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

Wow, big improvement compared to the Nexus 4 in terms of shipping and production.

10. cse.vicky unregistered

Tomorrow !

12. guest

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

Got my 16gb already. The 32gb order is coming tomorrow! Awesome!

13. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

anyone with 32GB wants to swap with my S4? LOL

16. Long1

Posts: 399; Member since: May 18, 2013

You mean "swap with my iphone5C"??? I made it right for you.

27. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

please make that as your last joke

14. Deaconclgi

Posts: 405; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

My replacement GPU came in today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait to get home and finally play Battlefield 4. Only took about a month and a half to receive my replacement..... I wish my GPU was shipped out by Google. :)

17. Kjayhawk

Posts: 294; Member since: Oct 07, 2010

Mine said it would ship the fifth and it shipped on the 31st and gets here tomorrow

19. Big.Dad.E

Posts: 8; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

I ordered my N5 Friday and it will be delivered Wednesday. Originally the invoice stated 2-3 weeks. Anyone want to buy a red Lumia 920?

25. zekes

Posts: 230; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

I got 70 $

21. shadowmasta

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 04, 2013

Ordered on Thursday night. Estimated ship by the 15th, but will be here on Thursday ground.

22. Omarc07

Posts: 574; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

i was gonna get one but i berly got my g2 so ill stick with that.

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