Nexus 5

It appears that we have reached the end of an era. A short-lived era, but an era nonetheless. On Thursday, A Google representative told TechRadar that production has stopped on the Nexus 5:

A Google spokesperson has confirmed to us that Nexus 5production has stopped, warning that “once they are gone, they’re gone, so we’d suggest people get them while they can”.1

Now this is not to say that you can not get one, you can. But the Nexus 5 will not last forever. You can still grab the 5 from retailers like Best Buy and Amazon, but the Google Play Store lists all the 5s as out of stock.

Nexus 6

This clearly represents a shift towards the larger, Motorola made Nexus 6. It makes sense. Google is pushing people towards the newer – much larger and much more expensive – Nexus 6. Although the 6 is, quite clearly, a much better device, it is sad to see the 5 begin its swan song. The 5 has been my daily phone since late last year, and I have no complaints whatsoever. In fact, I would go as far as saying that the Nexus 5 is the best Android device I have ever owned, especially since Lollipop.


  1. Matt Hanson, TechRadar, “Google confirms Nexus 5 production has stopped,” 11 December 2014