The Nexus 5 is back in stock on Google Play


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You still can’t get a Nexus 6 directly from Google, but if you’re in the market for something a little smaller, its smaller sibling — the Nexus 5 — is now back in stock on the Google Play Store.

You may remember the phone vanishing from the Play Store last week, with some wondering if it would ever return. Google was quick to issue a response, saying that the phone will continue to be offered through early 2015 (any longer than that is still up in the air).

Still missing are the red and white models. Those seem to be gone for good. But the classic black version can be yours in 16GB for $350 or 32GB for $400 and leaves the warehouse in 1-2 days.

[Nexus 5 on Google Play]

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Does anyone really care? Come on, get us some updates on when Nexus 6 will be available in a steady supply rather than stale news.

    1. seriously

    2. I think most of the N6 stocks go to the carriers. It’s obvious that Google doesn’t give a darn about selling this phone.

      1. Every time a Nexus phone is released it takes months before it becomes available widely. Google and Motorola are not that stupid, they know what the demand will be like so what’s this silly game for? Every week you have 3.5 minutes on Wednesdays to order a phone that may arrive in 2-3 weeks. Whatever…

        1. yeah, I hear ya. I’m like….”wake me up when it’s over”. One of the most incompetent product launches ever !

      2. They probably are limited by the carriers so the carriers can sell them and sell more contracts. Or, maybe they are limiting sales in case there is a bug with the phone. In any case, the Nexus 6 is too pricey and possibly too big…though I do want one.

        1. I have the Jump program on T-Mobile. They paid off my M8 and im getting the Nexus 6 for just the tax on the phone, plus fees…..about $68. Then when the M9 comes out next year, i can just switch again…. T-mobile has been awesome lately..

      3. why would they send them to carriers if they don’t want them sold?

        1. Google is not in the business of selling devices. They would rather let others do the selling for them.

    3. Serioulsy!. All nexus releases are a mess. I would think google would have learnt a lesson by now. Google play and motorola both have promotions right now on nexus 6 (play music for 6 months on play, and 100 off on motorola) except, you cant get one. This is just freakn stupid. The launch time is one time I almost wish I was an apple guy. I would be a happy camper. Oh well….screw it. I will enjoy my N5 for now. Might even go with a motox2 if this goes on.

      1. As far as I know the iPhone sells out quite often as well. You could always get a Nexus 6 from one of the carriers. I did.

  2. #truth

  3. Isn’t the 5 the big brother?

    1. Ha. You’re right. Changed the wording.

      1. Glad to help.

  4. …and the N5 16gb model is out of stock. I want an N5 because my N4 is having screen failure issues and the N6 is just too big for me to get used to carrying around in my pocket and holding up to my face.

  5. They have been back in stock since Tuesday.. We are just now reporting this??

    1. They weren’t in stock Thursday when I went to buy one. I had to go the eBay route and saved some cash on a used one.

  6. Getting my Nexus 6 from T-Mobile this Monday. Cant wait !

  7. If only they would fix N5 lollipop before trying to sell more…it’s still so broken (sensors/reboots/battery)

  8. Nexus 5 > Nexus 6

  9. I have had no issues with Lollipop on my Nexus5, whether Factory image, or custom ROMs

  10. 64GB or GTFO

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