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Google confirmed that it won’t be selling the Nexus 5 anymore, though the device will continue to be available from some retailers and carriers.

Along the 2013 Chromebook Pixel (replaced by the better, cheaper 2015 model), the Nexus 5 has not made the jump to the new Google Store, the hardware storefront that Google launched yesterday.

The Nexus 5 briefly went out of sale last year, but Google replenished the stock on December 6. Back then, the company said the device would continue to be available in Q1 2015. Now the inevitable has happened – in a statement to The Verge, Google confirmed that the Nexus 5 is gone for good this time: “While some inventory of Nexus 5 still exists (with our retail and carrier partners), our focus is on the Nexus 6 at this time.”

Despite a few shortcomings, especially in the battery and camera departments, the Nexus 5 has been the most popular smartphone in the series, and its absence will be missed. A year and half from its release, the LG-made device is still a top choice for those looking for the best bang for their buck. The silver lining is the price of the device is bound to go even lower over the following months.

Despite a lot of chatter on various social channels, there’s no indication that Google would release a Nexus 5 (2015). While that’s certainly possible, talk of a new Nexus 5 seems to be just wishful thinking for now.

Would you buy a refreshed Nexus 5 if it ever came out?

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