It’s been just under a year since the Google Nexus 5 by LG was first unveiled and made available for sale on Sprint, T-Mobile, and AT&T. And now, Sprint has declared the Nexus 5 to be at the end of its life.
However, this isn’t as bad as it seems on the surface – just because the Sprint Nexus 5 is EOL-ed, that doesn’t mean existing owners are left out in the cold. Instead, it only means the carrier will stop actively advertising the device, and it won’t order any more once its current inventory runs out. Since Sprint is not in charge of software updates, those will still come directly from Google – remember, the Sprint Nexus 5 is exactly the same as the T-Mobile Nexus 5, or the AT&T Nexus 5, or the Google Play Nexus 5. There is literally no difference from device to device.
This also means that Sprint might be preparing to sell the Google Nexus 6 by Motorola, expected to be released sometime between mid-October and early November. I say, bring it on!