Google has halted the production of the Nexus 5 handset. The company told TechRadar that it won’t be making any more of the last year’s flagship smartphone. And it seems the existing stalks have already started to wither. Google India’s Play Store has already ran out of stocks for both the variants of the phone, though, at the time of filing this story, the handset was available on all the other online shopping portals. Also Read - New avatar of Google Chrome’s offline dinosaur game: How you can play
If you’re planning to grab the handset, you might want to hurry a little, as Google isn’t planning to put the Nexus 5 into production again, “Once they are gone, they’re gone.” Google has, however, told The Verge that it plans to continue selling the handset till Q1, 2015. It is possible that the company is talking about selling the existing stock. We’ve reached out to Google and will update the post when we hear from them. Also Read - Best camera phones under Rs 35000 to buy in July 2021: Pixel 4a, Mi 11X, and more
The move to halt the Nexus 5’s production may have been done in favor of bringing the recently announced Nexus 6 handset into the limelight. The Nexus 6 is Google’s latest flagship smartphone, which went on sale in India earlier this week. Also Read - Timex Helix Smart 2.0 with temperature sensor, heart rate sensor launched: Details here
Launched last year, the Nexus 5 not only packs in top-notch hardware, but from the design standpoint too, the handset has received positive reviews from users and experts. Given how most people were hoping the Nexus 6 would come with an affordable price tag, the eventual Rs 44,000 price point may have forced many to pick the Nexus 5.
The situation here in India is even more complex. People who are placing an order for Nexus 6 are told to wait for 6-8 weeks before it gets shipped to them. This has made many potential customers angry, and several of them are now looking at alternatives. With Nexus 5 going out of stock, those who prefer the “pure” Android experience won’t have much to choose from.