Thursday, March 12, 2015

Nexus 5 is no more , Google finally retires 2 year old handset

Google's mighty work horse smartphone - the Nexus 5 has finally reached its end . The phone , which was probably the most well received and the most popular nexus device to date was originally introduced in late 2013 and now after nearly (2 years) , Google has pulled the sales plug . The phone , which showcased Android 4.4.4 KitKat had some beastly specs for its time , the device had a 1080p display , a 8mp rear camera with optical image stabilization and a then flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Soc and 2 GB of RAM , the starting price of the device - $349 made it a hit among tech lovers and casual users alike , this , combined with the Nexus 6's expensive price , made the Nexus 5 a affordable alternative to enter the Nexus family , and therefore it was kept on sale until today .

Although Google dropped the Nexus 5 off its website , the device will still receive Android updates for another year or two , and with a large developer community , the phone will probably keep rolling for a many more years to come ,Google also has plans to replace the Nexus 5's position with a affordable alternative - possibly from Huawei ,but thats to be seen . you can still buy one from old stocks of Nexus 5's that are still available in retail stores but we guess that these stocks will soon run out as the device will probably become a iconic collectors item .

Written By Rakitha for MasHD

Source - Androidauthority

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