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Google Ends Production of Nexus 5

News by Luke Jones on Thursday December 11, 2014.

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I would have loved it to stick around (I will explain shortly) but Google has slammed the final nail into the coffin of the Nexus 5. A spokesperson for the company told TechRadar that last year's flagship smartphone is no longer in production and inventory is being cleared. The company is now saying:

Once they are gone, they're gone, so we'd suggest people get them while they can.

I can't say it is an altogether surprising move as the red and white versions of the Nexus 5 have been unavailable on Google Play, leaving just the black one. It seems once that is sold out there will be no more Nexus 5, unless you can grab one of the last units from a retailer. It's a shame that Google has taken this decision as the only stock Android Nexus device remaining on the market is the Nexus 6 by Motorola.

Don't misunderstand, the Nexus 6 is a beastly device, but it has a 5.9-inch screen and is simply massive in the hand. For those who wanted a smaller screen and stock Android, the Nexus 6 was still a compelling alternative as it rocks Android 5.0 Lollipop and is still a solid device despite being a year old.

The handset was not much to look at, but LG worked with Google to craft a fine and affordable smartphone. The Nexus 5 had a 1080p 5-inch screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with 2GB of RAM and a slew of other flagship baiting specs. Even today the device would comfortably land in the mid-range, but Google has decided there is no need for the handset and has discontinued it.

source: TechRadar

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