Done and Dusted; Google Halts Further Sales of Nexus 5 Devices

March 13, 2015, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

It’s time we give the miss to the Nexus 5. Rumors of the next Nexus has been seething up over these days and we knew, that the day was not far on which we would wave goodbye to the once cherished handset..

Google has now taken back the Nexus5 smartphone out from the device listing on Google Stores. That makes Nexus 6 the only smartphone product to be available from the official device stores, with other Google devices on the list being Nexus 9, Android Wear products and the Chromecast device.

By leaving behind the LG device, Google won’t be detaching the strings entirely. Android updates would still be arriving on the Nexus 5 device, and that may be even before the rest of the vendors start rolling down their customized Android updates.

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That’s not a mere consolation, and it does come as a hefty one. We have witnessed the improved performance Nexus 5 offered when it was blessed with the Android 5.0 update.

Announced back in October 2013, the fifth of Google’s Nexus range device was manufactured by LG and remains the last to have been touched by the South Korean manufacturer. It took no much time for the device to be well-received for its whacking specs, although with some eyebrows being raised over its battery performance.

It was also the first from Nexus to feature a Full HD display, with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels for its 5-inch screen.

LG’s touch with Nexus device would certainly be absent from the Google listing. However, recent reports suggest that they would be making their way back with the upcoming Nexus device.

Reports are that the next Nexus device will be manufactured by LG, jointly with a Chinese manufacturer who would be manufacturing a cheaper version of the device.

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