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This video showing the Nexus 5 in 6 new color options looks highly suspect…

There’s a video making the rounds the evening. In the vidjya, someone in their parent’s dank, dark basement is browsing the Nexus 5′s familiar listing on Google Play, clicking through 6 new color options for the device: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple.

As we all know, currently, the only options available to anyone purchasing the Nexus 5 are either black or white. So does this mean we’ll soon see new Nexus 5 color options arrive in the Play Store? Not likely. Upon closer inspection we noticed that, aside from how janky the colors look on the web page, a load screen (along with URL change) always accompanies a color change on Google Play. Go ahead and try it for yourself. Now come back to this video. See what we mean?

Now this doesn’t mean we wouldn’t do backflips if it came to pass, just don’t go getting your hopes up.

[via Phone Arena]

h/t Ron Amadeo Google+

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  • scoter man1

    Pretty cool. I’m still happy that I got mine in black within the first week this time =D

  • DavidVarghese

    Pretty sure it’s fake.
    You get some sort of fade in/out affect when switching between the white and black color options on the Nexus page. In the video, the color change is instant.

    I’ll believe it when I see it.

  • Alex Boro

    The colors look like a quick photoshop. Not sure what is exactly off, but the colors look kind of cheap.

  • technohead95

    Definitely fake. Why would someone show a poor quality video of this if it was true. It’s not hard to mock up a local page to make it look like the Play store and just have a javascript to switch between local images (i.e. the photoshop images of the different colours).

    • erni74

      i do also think so that this is a fake

      • Henri Weich Conradie

        Homer’s head X-ray for a profile picture. Wicked.

  • WhoaManWtF

    I guess I just don’t give a crap about color of phones, I keep my G2 in a case anyways…

  • Carl Rood

    So do people really get some sort of thrill from being able to say “I faked out a bunch of Android fanboys”? Get a life.

  • Unorthodox

    What would be the point anyways. The phone is so fragile, I can’t imagine anyone using it with no protective case.

    • Ryan Stewart

      I’ve had a January Nexus 4 without a case. Its got a glass back and both front and back are in stellar condition. I only put it in a case when I am doing something I KNOW is risky, like riding the motorcycle or working in the garage.

      • itmustbejj

        I’ve never broken a phone before I owned a Nexus 4. Now I have 3 of them. Two of them have shattered front screens and the other has a cracked back.

        • Ryan Stewart

          Guess I’m careful. Ive actually never shattered a phone screen (knock on compressed wood fibers). I don’t like cases, I never saw the point in upgrading to the thinner, sleeker phone only to make it bulky, thick and heavy with a case. The girlfriend, on the other hand, is rocking the fusion case. She hates it but she has broken every phone I have given her.

    • bob

      Never put a case on any of my phones and I’ve never once broke or seriously damaged one.

      • itmustbejj

        Then you’ve never had the pleasure of owning a Nexus 4 :)

  • David Gray

    Yep..it’s a hoax!!!! Went right to Google Play and you’re right anytime to change color or memory a “load screen” pops up so this guy somehow rigged a different website

  • lona808

    Seriously? I would trade in my White 32g for a Purple any day! Kinda bummed I had to rush and buy it ASAP. Now not only do newer buyers get bigger speaker grills and tighter buttons but they get colors too! ):

    • Henri Weich Conradie

      I wouldn’t mind a red Nexus 5.

  • http://techloverhd.com/blog/ Saddam Hossain

    Didn’t put any case on my Black one. Just a screen protector after I got few small scratches on the screen. Like the soft touch back, reminds me the black G1.

  • erni74

    it’s a fake but the red Nexus 5 could be real