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If you’ve been hemming and hawwing about whether to purchase the Nexus 5 through Google Play or not, then the decision just got a whole lot harder with the Google Play store now listing all storage options and colours of the Nexus 5 as ‘We are out of stock. Please check back soon’, the Black versions of the Nexus 5 were out of stock as of yesterday morning, but now the White has also sold out.

While the Nexus 4 took mere hours to sell out last year, the Nexus 5 lasted two and a half days. It took Google almost three months to resupply the Nexus 4 after they were innundated with orders last year with the phone only returning to sale through Google Play in January this year.

An expected retail launch or carrier launch through Telstra is now about your only option to get your hands on the handset if Google take around the same amount of time to top up stock levels, but even that could be held off as it was last year when Harvey Norman sold out of their initial allocation of stock and took over a month to replenish their supplies.

In the meantime, the 16GB Nexus 4 is the only Nexus phone you can currently purchase through Google Play.

Did you try to order a Nexus 5 today?

Thanks: JL Picard Bakaouji.
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Luke
Luke
6 years ago

Mine seems to be stuck in clearance. I ordered on the 1st. Got shipped the same day and arrived in Alexandria on Saturday. All that time the delivery was set for the 4th. On Monday afternoon (14:29) the status changed to “Clearance delay – Import” and it has been ever since (Wednesday afternoon now). The delivery has been changed to N/A in the meantime. This sucks!

dude
dude
6 years ago

it’s sort of back in stock now. It says leaves warehouse in a few weeks, not ‘we are out of inventory’

fishman18
fishman18
6 years ago

14:49DeliveredSYDNEY AU

fishman18
fishman18
Reply to  fishman18
6 years ago

Woohoo!

First impressions are:

slimmer, lighter
much much more comfortable to hold than the N4
blazingly quick & responsive

Will you post more once I’ve had a play…dont think anyone will be dissappointed!!

Alex Di Blasio
Alex Di Blasio
Reply to  fishman18
6 years ago

Stupid question but have you worked out how to voice activate google now? I’ve tried saying ‘OK Google’ but nothing happens, not sure if there is an option you need to activate first..?

fishman18
fishman18
Reply to  Alex Di Blasio
6 years ago

Did you sign up for google now when you setup the phone? That’s all I did.

What happens if you swipe in from the left – do you see google now? Sign up if you havent already.

Fyi my google search bar at the top of the home screen is displaying “Say ‘Ok Google'”, so you’ll see this when you’ve got it working

Alex Di Blasio
Alex Di Blasio
Reply to  fishman18
6 years ago

Thanks for the reply. Turns out I had the phone language set to English (UK) and that is why it doesn’t work. Looks like you need it set to English (US).

Alex Di Blasio
Alex Di Blasio
6 years ago

Got it! 🙂

dy4me
dy4me
Reply to  Alex Di Blasio
6 years ago

im going to beat u for teasing.
Mine should be delivered any time now
11:25 amOn FedEx vehicle for deliveryALEXANDRIA AU

archit jha
archit jha
Reply to  dy4me
6 years ago

mine has been at the rydalmere depot since ~7am this morning and still nothing (I’m ~5km away) 😛

Chay MacTavish
Chay MacTavish
Reply to  dy4me
6 years ago

Damn, this has been mine since this morning, hopefully it’s just not updated and is on the same truck…
10:47 At local FedEx facility ALEXANDRIA AU
10:28 International shipment release – Import ALEXANDRIA AU
10:28 In transit ALEXANDRIA AU Package available for clearance
09:47 In transit

Sean Kavanagh
Sean Kavanagh
6 years ago

Ordered at 6.01am and just delivered via Fedex a minute ago. The only sad part is it is for my wife and not me so I promised not to open it 🙂

Nick Tsiotinos
Nick Tsiotinos
6 years ago

Just got the Note 3, (from the Nexus 4) and am finding it amazing. So far most of the “new” features of the N5, I find are already available on the Note 3.
– “Immersive” – Check.
– “Listening” Ok Google – Hi Galaxy. Check.
And in terms of hardware specs – they are very similar.
However I have become addicted to the use of the stylus – it integrates brilliantly.
So I do not see myself using any other phone without this functionality….

Anthonaut
Anthonaut
Reply to  Nick Tsiotinos
6 years ago

How’s Android 4.3 treating you? 😛

Nick Tsiotinos
Nick Tsiotinos
Reply to  Anthonaut
6 years ago

4.3 is fine. Pretty stable and I’m using Nova launcher which is more like stock 4.3 than touchwiz. All the s-pen functionality works fine with Nova and allows me to customise far more than with touchwiz or stock 4.3.

James Z
James Z
6 years ago

in latest news a truckload of nexus 5 has been stolen in sydney (kidding) well a truckload of lg g2 did get stolen in usa last week which was quite suprising

Happy Dog
Happy Dog
6 years ago

Had my mouse hovering over the checkout button for a while Friday morning. Decided not to as I just got a nexus 7 LTE and my One GS all running fine and my nexus 4 is still going great. But now part of me wishes I had blight it. I’m guessing my back account is happier 🙂

English
English
6 years ago

It’s “humming and hawing” (UK), not “hemming and hawing” which is the US idiom.

fishman18
fishman18
6 years ago

07:54On FedEx vehicle for delivery
ALEXANDRIA AU

fishman18
fishman18
Reply to  fishman18
6 years ago

😀

chris
chris
Reply to  fishman18
6 years ago

Lucky you, it appears some who ordered later in the day Friday have theirs on the truck today whereas others who ordered early in the AM is still in HK or landed in Sydney this morning. Luck of the draw really.c

fishman18
fishman18
Reply to  chris
6 years ago

I got my order in 7am Friday (the advantage of having young children!)…delivery is to Sydney CBD, not sure if that makes a difference.

I’ll try and post a quick review once I get the device…

pete
pete
Reply to  chris
6 years ago

I ordered at 5:10AM friday morning and mine is saying it is still in Lantau island, hong kong. Delivery is due Wednesday. Definitely luck of the draw. Not complaining, I am happy just to get one. I figure the longer I wait for a snazzy new device the longer I will chuffed to have it and content. I am really sick of gadget lust, but I think I am addicted. Compared to the insanity of the last few months of N5 rumors, the wait for delivery is almost soothing.

nitzer71
nitzer71
Reply to  fishman18
6 years ago

10:16 International shipment release – Import
ALEXANDRIA AU

I wonder if they are still going to deliver it today (????)

nitzer71
nitzer71
Reply to  nitzer71
6 years ago

13:45 On FedEx vehicle for delivery
RYDALMERE AU

archit jha
archit jha
6 years ago

Mine should be delivered today hopefully!

Kin Choi
Kin Choi
Reply to  archit jha
6 years ago

nope it will begin tomorrow as it should arrive today as its still in transit as of this morning

dy4me
dy4me
Reply to  Kin Choi
6 years ago

Really? then why does it say…

Estimated delivery :
Mon 11/04/2013 by 6:00 pm

Kin Choi
Kin Choi
Reply to  dy4me
6 years ago

thats what they say when they don’t know what time it arrives, at the current point it is still on transit

dy4me
dy4me
Reply to  Kin Choi
6 years ago

This must be your first time? or you havent shopped overseas and used DHL or fedex. I often get overnight deliveries from Asia.
As of today
10:24 am In transit ALEXANDRIA AU
Package available for clearance

Kin Choi
Kin Choi
Reply to  dy4me
6 years ago

my just got cleared now so it would arrive in the afternoon or more like tomorrow morning

dy4me
dy4me
Reply to  Kin Choi
6 years ago

“Arrive in the arrive”. hmm. Guess u were going for Arvo. If your in Syd expect it today. If not, tomorrow.

archit jha
archit jha
Reply to  Kin Choi
6 years ago

its arrived at my local depot, ~5km away.. might make the afternoon run *fingers crossed*

jason
jason
6 years ago

Oh and ausdroid, are you planning to keep up to date on cases for the n5? Would be so great!!

Daniel Tyson
Reply to  jason
6 years ago

Sure are, we’re as keen as you for Accessories 🙂

jason
jason
6 years ago

Getting mine on Wednesday!
Anyone know the details of the tracking system? Seen some comments stating the hour…

vijay alapati
vijay alapati
Reply to  jason
6 years ago

Mine too, once you tap on update notifications then you will see the time on your email from fed ex. Mine was est @5pm 🙁

Gregorian
Gregorian
6 years ago

I got my “shipped” email today. So happy. It’s due on Wednesday. God I hope the truck comes before I go to work.

CJ
CJ
6 years ago

Argh we need a restock now! Any words on price or release date at Harvey Normann, JB HIFI etc. ?

Daniel Tyson
Reply to  CJ
6 years ago

We’re working on getting actual dates, November is all we’re hearing so far, no pricing for retail at the moment.

strand0410
strand0410
6 years ago

I’d say the demand for the N5 is probably as high as the N4. It seems that LG learnt from their mistake of underestimating it last time and had enough stock to last a respectable couple of days.The N4 launch was a catastrophe.

Harry Becher
Harry Becher
6 years ago

Ordered my 16GB white N5 today because it was the only model available. In some places it says it’ll ship to me by this week, others in 2-3 weeks. I’m a bit confused.

Sam
Sam
6 years ago

Ordered mine yesterday (Saturday) when it said shipping in 2-3 weeks, got an email today saying it’s shipped and will get it on Wednesday!

Marné Prinsloo
Marné Prinsloo
Reply to  Sam
6 years ago

i got the 32black on friday morning, also delivering wednesday 🙂 my birthday

Jezz_X
Jezz_X
6 years ago

Is say the decision just got easier not harder as the fact is you can’t get one decision made……..

Marné Prinsloo
Marné Prinsloo
6 years ago

Mine is arriving on my birthday Nov 6 🙂 Ordered at 8am on launch day.

vijay alapati
vijay alapati
Reply to  Marné Prinsloo
6 years ago

So you are having kit Kat on your birthday

Marné Prinsloo
Marné Prinsloo
Reply to  vijay alapati
6 years ago

I’ll make sure I have both the chocolate and the OS at the same time. Total immersive consumerism. 😛

dy4me
dy4me
Reply to  Marné Prinsloo
6 years ago

Try not to eat the phone please.

Marné Prinsloo
Marné Prinsloo
Reply to  dy4me
6 years ago

My bad. I’ll have them in separate sections so I don’t confuse them 😛