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Nexus 5 disappointment whilst waiting for stock

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Turn the clock back twelve months and we would currently be in the middle of all the outrage that many fans of the Android platform felt with the lack of stock of the Nexus 4 as well as not having the ability to actually order one in the first place for weeks. Now in 2013 there is still some disappointment whilst waiting for Nexus 5 stock.

The Nexus 5 has been available to order for just over two weeks now but pretty soon after becoming available stock of the device on the Google Play Store quickly run low, but already we are seeing shipping times for the handset slip to quite a wait.

At the time of writing the UK Google Play Store show both the black 16GB and 32GB versions of the Nexus 5 not shipping until up to four weeks time, which would put us almost at Christmas. Things are better for the both versions of the white Nexus 5 with it leaving the warehouse next week on November 22nd.

The US Google Play Store has seen the 16GB Nexus 5 out of stock with a similar long wait for shipping while the 32GB model in black has a wait of up to 5 weeks, while the white model can be shipped next week.

Trouble is this information is changing all the time and the situation doesn’t seem quite as bad as last year with LG and Google seemingly learning from the mistakes that were made. Some of our readers have commented and said that they made an order and saw the handset delivered earlier than expected.

To recap the Nexus 5 has a 4.95-inch Full HD display that is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad core processor clocked at 2.3GHz with 2GB of RAM running the Android 4.4 KitKat operating system. There is an 8-megapixel rear facing camera with OIS along with a 1.3-megapixel front facer.

Have you had issues ordering the Nexus 5 via Google Play?

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8 thoughts on “Nexus 5 disappointment whilst waiting for stock”

  1. Stu says:

    I order my the white nexus 5, 32gb. Stock information said it would ship by 22nd November however it shipped on the 15th November, 1day after ordering… Looking forward for its arrival….

  2. T says:

    I ordered my 32gb black nexus 5 on the 31st of October. Should have shipped by the 8th No sign of it yet….

  3. Hannah says:

    Just cancelled an order of a Black 16GB as it said it would not dispatch until 11th Dec. Going for the white one instead as this dispatches on the 22nd this month or sooner if I get an early shipment like Stu below.

  4. lauriemonk says:

    I have one, it was definitely worth the wait. Great price performance ratio. Only thing is the Google badge bumpers are still not available.

  5. Dahn Balan says:

    I ordered a 16gb Nexus 5 on the 31st. They said it shipped on Nov 3rd, But I did not get it. I called Google to let them know that the tracking number has not been updated and there response was, “Give us 3-5 days to look into this.” Yesterday they said that they will ship the device when stock is available! So… I ordered on the 31st and because google messed up I am going to have to wait until december.

  6. D. J. S says:

    I ordered the 32gb as soon So I saw it on Google play, they picked the order on the 1st November despatched on the 2nd and received on the 3rd, I call that fantastic..

  7. smileman says:

    I ordered a week ago from Google Play UK and it originally said 4-5 week wait. But a week later I received a shipping notification.