Nexus 5 16GB black model sells out on Google Play

Nexus 5 inventory

The Nexus 5 is selling like hotcakes. At least it appears to be, given the lengthy wait times for every model available. And it looks like the 16GB black model  is the most popular, as Google Play is out of stock completely. 

If you try to buy that model, the site currently reads, “We are out of inventory. Please check back soon.” It isn’t clear exactly how soon to check back, but the wait times for the other models is not promising. Here’s a quick breakdown of Nexus 5 availability from Google Play as of Tuesday morning:

  • 16GB black: Out of inventory
  • 32GB black: 2-3 weeks
  • 16GB white: 4-5 weeks
  • 32GB white: November 26

So if the 16GB black Nexus 5 is currently out of stock, I imagine it must take a little more than the estimated 4-5 weeks shipping time listed for the 16GB white model to replenish it.

If you had your heart set on that model, you can still try buying it directly from Sprint or T-Mobile when it becomes available, though you’ll also be paying $100 more than purchasing the phone through the Google Play store.

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