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Google Says Nexus 5 No Longer Available

News by Luke Jones on Thursday March 12, 2015.

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When Google launched the Motorola made Nexus 6 back in November, the company took its range in a slightly new direction. Previous Nexus handsets were close to flagship not quite, while the Nexus 6 is bona fide flagship. That meant, with the Nexus 5 still available that there was also a smaller mid-range device option in Google's portfolio. Not any more however.

Yes, Google has decided to kill off the Nexus 5 in a move that we cannot say is overly surprising. Google's hardware is more for reference to other OEM's, so the need for another price and spec option in the range is not the same as it would be for say Samsung or LG. With that in mind, Google's explanation that "focus is on the Nexus 6 at this time" seems true enough.

Still, it is a shame to see the Nexus 5 go, it does remain a compelling and affordable option and is your only port of call if you want stock Android and a small screen. As a reminder the Nexus 5 was built by LG and comes with a 1080p screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 with 2GB of RAM, an 8 megapixel snapper, a 2,300 mAh battery, and other solid specs.

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