Sunday , June 24 2018

Google confirms that Nexus 5 will continue to be available

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See that phone in the middle there? That’s last year’s Nexus handset, the Nexus 5, and recently it looked as if it had finally ceased production with the red and white colour options disappearing from the Play Store entirely, and the black units being marked out of stock.

We wrote to Google and asked about this, because while it’s a year old, the Nexus 5 is still a pretty decent handset, and it’s still in demand as well. Today, we heard back and can confirm, straight from the mouth of a Google spokesperson:

Nexus 5 will continue to be available for sale through select retailers and on Google Play through early next year.

While this is reassuring news, we don’t know exactly when the Nexus 5 will return to in-stock on the Play Store, or which other retailers will continue to receive stock. Given prior indications from September, it seems as if the Nexus 5 might continue to be sold, but production might actually have stopped.

If you spot a Nexus 5 for sale, in the wild or online, let us know!

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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Wouldn’t it be great if they were retiring the nexus 5 to replace it with an updated spec nexus 5?

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Like with my crappy Galaxy Nexus, they’ll stop giving it Android updates before too long.

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besides the crappy battery, still prefer it to the N6

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