Yesterday, we learned that Google was ending the production of its former flagship smartphone, the Nexus 5. In the wake of that news, we saw that the product listing for the Nexus 5 on the Google Play Store was also out of stock, leading us to believe that the device might be gone for good. However, Google has offered up a new statement, saying that those of you hoping to still snag the little guy would get your chance in the next few months.
According to a post on 9to5Google, the Nexus 5 is only mostly dead, not completely dead. A rep for Google said that the smartphone “will continue to be available for sale on Google Play and through select retailers in Q1 2015.” In short, keep your eyes peeled at your local mobile carriers and on the Play Store listing online. You’ll have your chance to grab a Nexus 5, which is a modestly priced, technologically solid smartphone running pure Android, and upgradable to Android Lollipop.
If nothing else, this sudden panic over the potential loss of the Nexus 5 should hopefully prove to Google that it really was the Goldilocks of smartphones. It was just the rights size, just the right price, and had just the right power. The Nexus 6, nice as it seems, is gigantic, and really expensive. Maybe that’s what people want, but I’m going to hold out hope that Google realizes that not everyone wants a smartphone as big as a baby.
Will Google team up with Motorola to produce a smaller version of the Nexus 6? Let’s hope so. For now, stay sharp and grab a Nexus 5 while you can.