Google stops sale of Nexus 5 from Play store

Google has stopped selling the Nexus 5 on the Google Play store after manufacturing of the phone officially ceased last year.

A Google spokesperson has confirmed that the company will no longer directly sell its 2014 flagship phone, with customers required to look elsewhere for the handset. Rumours of the device being discontinued have been around since the end of last year.

"While some inventory of Nexus 5 still exists (with our retail and carrier partners), our focus is on the Nexus 6 at this time," a spokesperson told IT Pro.

Focus will now shift to Google's follow-up, now available from the Google Play store. While the Nexus 5 offered a mid-range option for users, however, the Nexus 6 is a little pricier at 499 for the 32GB model.

The device is a phablet, putting it in direct competition with Apple's iPhone 6 Plus. When comparing the two devices, IT Pro came down on the side of the iPhone. Despite the difference in price, our reviewer found the Nexus to be too bulky, with a display and battery life that also fell short.

Google will maintain a support page for the Nexus 5 despite not making the phone available to users.

Caroline Preece

Caroline has been writing about technology for more than a decade, switching between consumer smart home news and reviews and in-depth B2B industry coverage. In addition to her work for IT Pro and Cloud Pro, she has contributed to a number of titles including Expert Reviews, TechRadar, The Week and many more. She is currently the smart home editor across Future Publishing's homes titles.

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