In mid August the Nexus 5 black version showed as out of stock on the Google Play Store, showing a dwindling of Google’s supply of their Android reference device for phones. A couple of weeks later it returned to the Play Store and all was well. We are all waiting for it to either be discounted or disappear entirley to signal the imminent release of the sixth Nexus device.
Today Canadian carrier Wind let slip in a tweet that the Nexus 5 is no longer in production. Not long later they deleted the tweet but the Internet being the Internet, once you put it out there, it is always out there in some form or other.
It is unknown whether the tweet was deleted for inaccuracy or letting slip something they shouldn’t have but my money is on the slip of the tongue. Why delete it otherwise? If it was inaccurate they may have deleted it but would have also corrected it in a follow-up tweet. No such tweet was forthcoming which leads me to my conclusion that the Nexus 5 IS no longer in production, about to be overtaken by the sixth Nexus phone.
We all know by now that Nexus phones are usually announced around the end of October and released to the eager public a couple of weeks later so it is a bit of a surprise that they have stopped Nexus 5 production already. Maybe Google will be forced to bring forward the announcement and release of the next iteration of the Nexus line. We can only hope so.
(Editors Note: It’s also worth noting that Telstra no longer has the Nexus 5 on their site any more.)
Are you waiting for a Nexus phone? Do you think that the Nexus 5 is truly out of production?