It was good while it lasted! That sums up pretty well Nexus 5′s market debut. I know, Nexus 5′s launch went way better than the Nexus 4 debut, but here we are, less than two weeks away from its release, and Google Play Store already says “we are out of inventory” for the black Nexus 5 16 GB.
When the Nexus 5 was finally made available for purchase on October 31st, Google’s servers didn’t crash like it happened last year with Nexus 4, but the shipping dates were pushed back almost with every refresh of the order page as the buyers were emptying the stocks.
The Nexus 5 demand is still strong and the supplies are slowly starting to vanish. Well, at least in the States. As I was mentioning above, the 16 GB black model is now out of inventory, but, fortunately, all other models are still available for order, but the shipping times vary depending on model.
According to Google Play, the buyers will have to wait between 4 and 5 weeks until the mailman knocks at their door if they order the 16 GB white model, the waiting for the 32 GB black variant is 2 – 3 weeks, while the white Nexus 5 32 GB ships by November 26th.
With all these being said, I remind you that the Nexus 5 sports a 5-inch 1080p True HD-IPS display, quad-core Sanpdragon 800 processor at 2.3 GHz, 2 GB RAM, 16/32 GB storage (microSD cards are not supported), 8 MP primary camera with optical image stabilization, and a 2,300 mAh battery.
The Nexus 5 is the first handset in the world to run Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box and, apparently, the only one to feature the Google Experience Launcher.