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.”

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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. 

You can still pick up a new, unlocked Nexus 5 from eBay or Amazon for around $300 and up. 

via /r/Android

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6 replies on “Google Nexus 5 is “no longer available for purchase””

  1. Glad I got mine when Google got in their last shipment. Been wanting one for the past 9 months, but couldn’t justify the expense. Past trends indicated the Nexus 5 was going to be EOL’d just didn’t realize how close I was cutting it.

    Watch the retail price of the Nexus 5 from 3rd party vendors skyrocket over the next few months. : /

  2. $210, new factory unlocked AT&T LG G2 is a better phone. Heavier, and still is on Kitkat, but has a better camera, knock-knock functionality and a better display (slightly larger, colors looks better than my friends N5). I don’t know why people buy the moto G and E when G2 is close in price. Just saying.

  3. I’m trying to take the image of people holding dinner-plate sized phones to their heads seriously. This trend is completely absurd, is it being driven by advertising profiteers or what, because I can’t see a legitimate reason. Look at this very site, a veritable Blade Runner Blimp of excess advertising. I suppose that’s the future of using a “telephone” too?

  4. I’m with Doug (and Brad.) Still love my Nexus 5 and will run it into the ground. I guess the new pricing is to nudge us away from the Nexus program, which appears to be fading away. I’ll miss the speedy updates, but it’s time to look elsewhere…

  5. looks like google is now on the “apple plan,,,sell items that are worth maybe half of what they sell for…good luck !!!i be goin elsewhere..

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