Compared to the fiasco that was the Nexus 4 launch, the Nexus 5’s debut has been considerably smoother. While we have seen small stock shortages and a continued push back on shipping dates, most Nexus 5 buyers have found that the Play Store ordering process was pretty painless.
As strong demand continues to exist for the Nexus 5, how’s the stock holding up? For the 16GB black model, it’s now completely out of inventory — at least in the United States. We can’t say how long the model will be unavailable, though we wouldn’t be surprised if it returns to being listed for sale in relatively short order, albeit with a shipping wait of a month or more.
Google is a genius company in a lot of ways, but their product launches are generally one area where things never quite go right. It’s nice to see that with the Nexus 5, they are finally getting things figured out.
Right now all other models of the Nexus 5 are still available, but the shipping times vary depending on the model.
[Update: the white 16GB version is now listed out of stock as well.]
For the 16GB white model you are looking at a wait of 4-5 weeks before it ships, for the 32GB black it’s 2 – 3 weeks, and the 32GB white model ships by November 26th.
Google is a genius company in a lot of ways, but their product launches are generally one area where things never quite go right. It’s nice to see that with the Nexus 5, they are finally getting things figured out. Still, even the best product launches are bound to have some stock shortage issues. Let’s just hope that some folks aren’t still waiting until late spring or early summer to get their hands on the latest Nexus (we’re looking at you Nexus 4).
Still haven’t decided whether or not to pick up the Nexus 5? Check out our video review below for a better idea of what to expect from the handset:
For those that have already ordered (or attempted to order) the Nexus 5, how did the experience go? Any mishaps or was it smooth sailing throughout the entire ordering and shipping process?