Google launched a new store for hardware this week, showcasing the latest phones, tablets, Chromebooks, and other devices. One thing you won’t find in the new Google Store? The Nexus 5 smartphone.
You can still pick one up from some third-party retailers, but according to a page on the Google Store, “The Nexus 5 is no longer available for purchase.”
The move shouldn’t come as a surprise. Google launched a larger Nexus 6 smartphone a few months ago and that’s the model the company is most focused on at the moment.
Still, Google is continuing to support the Nexus 5 and the even older Nexus 4. When Google released Google Android 5.1 Lollipop this week, the company also released builds of the operating system for each of those devices.
So while Google seems to be done selling the 5 inch smartphone it launched in 2013, hopefully folks that already have one will be able to continue running the latest software on their phones for a few more years… I’m still pretty happy with my Nexus 5.
Update: A Google spokesperson tells The Verge that some retail and carrier partners still have Nexus 5 inventory, but Google’s focus is now on the newer Nexus 6.