Google’s enthusiasm for its Nexus 5 line of smartphones is slowly diminishing after it reportedly put a stop to production of large swathes of the range.
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An email that allegedly comes from the company explains that the 32GB version of the Nexus 5 in all three colours is no longer being produced and it throws the line’s future into doubt.
This is further backed up by the white and red 16GB Nexus 5 plus all three 32GB Nexus 5 handsets being completely sold out on the Google Play Store and no estimates on when more stock will arrive.
The fact the Nexus 5 still sits alongside the recently unveiled Nexus 6 and 9 on the Google Play Store make it seem unlikely that Google will completely scrap the device. There are also many prospective customers that won’t want to upgrade to the phablet-sized Nexus 6 and would prefer to have an option that has a more modest screen size.
Google has yet to open up preorders for the Nexus 6 on its UK store and rumours have been flying they will commence in the next couple of weeks and that the phablet will start off with a premium price tag of an estimated £550.
The premium price tag comes with a set of features to match that includes a 6in quad-HD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 quad-core chip clocked at 2.7GHz, an Adreno 420 GPU, a Turbo Charger and either 32GB or 64GB of onboard storage.
It was released alongside the Nexus 9 tablet that began shipping just yesterday with the 32GB version selling out almost immediately and reinforcing the popularity of Google’s devices.