Friday , August 17 2018

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We knew its time was limited, but now the time has come; the venerable LG Nexus 5, released around 18 months ago, which ceased production later last year has now been removed for sale from the Google Store.

While the Nexus 5 will undoubtedly continue to receive OS updates for a while, and continue to be supported from Google’s standpoint, the device has reached the point at which its continued sale is no longer viable. For those of you wanting to find a Nexus 5 for sale, local retailers may have a couple still hidden away, or you can head to eBay or Gumtree to see if anyone’s selling one.

The Nexus 5 will be remembered fondly by the Ausdroid team as perhaps one of the better Nexus handsets, and certainly by this writer as the best example of what a Nexus phone could be, standing proudly alongside the original Nexus One.

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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Valued Guest

Yeah… I tweeted you guys about this about a month ago, but got the following snarky response: “It’s been out of stock for months. It’s been removed. Not terribly exciting”. Why the change of heart?

Ausdroid Reader

Indeed one of the great ones. Absolutely love my Nexus 5

Valued Guest

As a lot of people have said, here’s hoping the 2015 Nexus 5 is released at some point this year. Something based on the LG G4 maybe, with the same price as the much loved original Nexus 5.

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A million up-votes for you, mate…

Paul Smedley
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Must be a sign that it’s time to replace my Nexus 5, ordered an S6 this morning 🙂

Ausdroid Reader

Unless someone has evidence that the Nexus 5 was still being made after the Nexus 6 was available I don’t know what the fuss is, they were going to run out at some stage….

Rob Pennefather
Ausdroid Reader

Still a great phone, and will be for quite some time.

5.1 fixed a lot of woes that the Lollipop update brought. Looking forward to Mud Cake, though the Nexus 5 2015 might sway me to sell my current N5.

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