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Google is pulling the plug on sales of the Nexus 5

If you’re still hankering after some sub 6-inch stock Lollipop goodness, act fast because the river of Nexus 5s is going to run dry now that Google’s officially stopped stocking it.

There comes a time in every Nexus device’s life when Google cuts it out of the family and whilst for many it’s still one of the most balanced Nexus smartphones out there, its time is up. The update to the company’s online retail experience brought with it the notable absence of the LG-made smartphone, instead only giving customers the option to buy the Motorola-born behemoth that is the newer Nexus 6.

A report which emerged at the tail-end of the 2014 hinted at Google’s plans to cease production of the smartphone, but at the time the company produced an official statement exclaiming that it planned to continue selling the Nexus 5 into the first quarter of 2015. Following this week’s developments it would appear that both claims were on the money and now those still hoping to nab the smartphone will have to look elsewhere. Google told The Verge that “while some inventory of Nexus 5 still exists (with our retail and carrier partners), our focus is on the Nexus 6 at this time.”

A cursory glance online reveals that the Nexus 5 is available from a variety of retailers SIM-free for between £250 and £300. With a Snapdragon 801 processor, Full HD display, wireless charging support and Android 5.0 Lollipop it’s still no slouch in the current market, but it’s days are numbered.


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