Yesterday was a pretty big day for Android enthusiasts, with Android Lollipop and three new devices all being announced simultaneously. But many users were saddened to find out that cheap Nexus devices might be a thing of the past.
Usually when Google announces new Nexus devices, the old ones disappear from Google. With the Nexus 5, not so. Several days ago, the Nexus 5 was listed as out of stock, which follows the predictable historical patterns that signal a new device is about to replace it. However, once the Nexus 6 was unveiled yesterday, something strange happened: the Nexus 5 came back in stock and is still prominently listed.
Additionally, on the official Nexus homepage, the Nexus 5 is displayed alongside the Nexus 6, Nexus 9, and Nexus Player. The Nexus 7, however, is gone. This indicates that Google will continue to sell the device, alongside the new ones, and that – at least for the time being – there will still be a cheap Nexus option.
And for many users, this is important. Not everyone wants a huge screen, and not everyone wants to pay $650-700 for a new phone. The Nexus 5 will continue to fill its niche, this time as an entry-level device for Nexus fans who might not care about having the latest and greatest hardware.