Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 12th Mar 2015 17:36 UTC

Google has stopped selling the Nexus 5, the company's 2014 flagship Android smartphone. A Google spokesperson told The Verge today that "while some inventory of Nexus 5 still exists (with our retail and carrier partners), our focus is on the Nexus 6 at this time." Searches for the older model on Google's new hardware store show that the Nexus 5 is no longer available for purchase direct from Google.

This leaves the Nexus series without an affordable, yet powerful smartphone - which in turn means that right now, I have absolutely no idea which Android smartphone to recommend. The Nexus 6 is too expensive and too large (and personally, I find it hideous), and everything else leaves you at the mercy of OEMs when it comes to updates (i.e., you ain't getting any). I really hope Google has a refreshed Nexus 5 in the pipeline.

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RE[3]: Moto G 2nd Gen
by chandler on Sat 14th Mar 2015 01:02 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Moto G 2nd Gen"
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Possibly. I have a Moto G 1st gen and that has received Lollipop within the last week.

That puts it ahead of my Nexus 7 LTE, which still hasn't received Lollipop via OTA. Nexus is not the guarantee of timely updates the way it once was; now it seems you only get the new version quickly if you buy a new device.

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