Google’s Nexus 5 has been removed from the Google Store. Released in 2013, the Nexus lineup recently introduced the Nexus 6, which is Google’s new main focus. Currently, the product’s page is displaying a “Not Available” button and an alert stating that the phone is no longer available for purchase.
Limited supplies of the phone are left, suggests one Google spokesperson. Once they are gone, the company plans to cease all manufacturing of the Nexus 5.
Google announced on Thursday that the company would switch its focus to the Nexus 6. The latest and greatest model is more of a “phablet” than a smartphone. Featuring a 6” display and dual stereo speakers, the company hopes that the Nexus 6 will be a big hit with consumers.
The Nexus 5 features a smaller screen, just 4.95” and a lighter weight of 4.59 ounces, versus 6.49 ounces on the larger Nexus 6.
Released in November, the biggest concern among consumers is the hefty price tag of the new version. Currently, the Nexus 6 retails for $649. The Nexus 5 retailed for $200 cheaper than the Nexus 6.
While the Nexus 5 isn’t offered through the Google Store anymore, there are a few outlets still offering the phone for sale. Amazon and Best Buy currently have the product in stock. None of the major cellphone carriers in the country, aside from Sprint, still have the phone available for purchase.
While not every consumer wants a “phablet,” many outlets are speculating that Google will introduce a new, smaller Nexus model in the near future. Currently, there have not been any reports to verify or decline this claim.
Coincidently, Google changed their online storefront (now aptly named Google Store) around the same time they stopped sales for the Nexus 5. All of Google’s hardware will now be sold on this new storefront.