Google Nexus 5 shipping news offers hope


Unsurprisingly the Google Nexus 5 smartphone made by LG is in high demand. Within a day of the Nexus 5 release last week stocks were already running low on the Google Play Store US, and shipping times were pushed back. However, there’s a promising sign today if you’re waiting for your Nexus 5, as the latest shipping news offers hope.

Shortly after the Nexus 5 was made available on Google Play US, we told how the 16GB model was already listed as out of stock while the 32GB model had a shipping delay of 2 to 3 weeks. This lack of stock seemed to vary as the situation for the UK was a brighter picture.

Over the last day or so Nexus 5 shipping has been pushed back even further for the US. On the Google Play Store the 16GB model in either black or white and the 32GB model in black now have shipping times of 3 to 4 weeks. Only the 32GB white model still has a shipping time of 2 to 3 weeks.

On the face of it this is disappointing news, with the situation echoing the inability of Google and LG to meet demand for the Nexus 4 last year. However, there is a glimmer on the horizon, as it now appears that the shipping times may not be as long as feared.

This follows multiple reports from Nexus 5 customers who ordered the phone with shipping times of between 3 and 4 weeks but are now saying that their devices are shipping already, with the delay not nearly as long as expected. Some have been informed that their Nexus 5’s will ship this week, only a week after the initial release.

We cannot know at this stage whether this applies to the majority of orders that had longer shipping times quoted, but we’ll soon find out over the next few days. It could be that Google is verging on the safe side with shipping times this time around but alternatively these customers may just be the fortunate few.

We should also point out that Best Buy is now taking pre-orders for the Nexus 5 on Sprint if you haven’t yet ordered one and want to consider another route. Have you ordered the Nexus 5 from the Google Play Store US? If so, has your handset arrived sooner than the shipping time quoted? Let us know with your comments.

Source: Phone Arena


14 thoughts on “Google Nexus 5 shipping news offers hope”

  1. Ryan says:

    I got my order in shortly after they became available. It said it would ship by Nov 8. I also noticed that the stock was slowly being added. If you continually refreshed they would come available. I told my buddy this. That night he managed to get an order in but it said 3- 4 weeks till it would ship. much to my dismay he gets a shipped notification. I’m still on backorder. About an hour later I get my shipped notification.

  2. username-_- says:

    I ordered white 16GB on Thursday night and it said 3-4 weeks, I checked today and it said 2-3 weeks. How come it has shipped so early for others?

  3. Ordered a 32G Blk model in the US when it said 2-3 weeks. My order said it ships by the 15th. Yesterday they sent me a tracking number that UPS says delivers today. Your milage may vary but they seem to be erring on the side of caution with the shipping promises, then going above and beyond.

  4. Doug says:

    This entire situation is getting on my nerves. I purchased one within minutes of release. My order, 16GB black, is still just sitting in a pending state saying it will be shipped by the 8th, yet people who ordered hours if not days after I did when it says 3-4 weeks have had theirs shipped from the same facility mine will be coming from. So much for first come first serve, thanks for the sour taste of business with you Google.

  5. Plan2Buy1 says:

    hello, guys it says ‘
    Leaves warehouse in 2 – 3 weeks.’ on the website, so if I order one right now, will they take the money immediately or when they sent the device??

  6. JOSE says:

    For those that ordered in minutes,The way I would do it next time is call Google and make sure that you got charged right and then ask them about shipment and they will ship it as soon as possible I’ll get mine today

  7. UnhappyWithGoogle says:

    my shipping date from the play store was indicated to be 11/22. With no change in status on the order today, 11/25, I called and was told I would receive an email within 24 hours indicating the status of my order. Lame Google. Lame.

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