Nexus 5 phone sells out minutes after Google launch
The black 16GB Nexus 5 sold out online minutes after it was announced by Google - but is now back with delayed shipping
Google's black 16GB Nexus 5 sold out online on Google Play soon after its launch, but is now available from 8 November.
The device was announced in the U.S. on Thursday morning but was unavailable minutes after the launch, according to 9to5Google.
Hours later it is now available on Google Play but shipping will only begin on 8 November next week.
Earlier when consumers tried to buy the smartphone online, they were told it was “out of inventory” and to “check back soon”.
The black Nexus 5 16GB and 32GB are now both available to be shipped from 8 November - seven days after its release.
Shipping times have not slipped for the white Nexus 5 16GB and 32GB which are both available and would be dispatched in 1-2 business days.
The new handset from Google and LG features a 4.95” HD screen, an 8MP camera and claims to offer seven hours of continuous use on 4G.
It will offer the latest version of Android, codenamed KitKat, which sources at the company say is designed to feel more premium.
Carphone Warehouse will sell the device for £295 or free on a £32 per month 3G O2 contract. Official Google Play Store prices are £299 for the 16GB model and £339 for the 32GB model.
The new operating system also updates Google's Hangouts software and the phone's dialler, which will now identify incoming calls from contacts stored across a user's various profiles and accounts.
The device will also feature the ‘hot word search’, which means it is always ‘listening’ for the phrase “OK Google”, which can then trigger voice commands.
Featuring a Snapdragon processor, the device also emphasises Google Now, which can, for instance, integrate notes left by users with their location.
This allows it to show a pre-set reminder to buy milk when a user is near a supermarket.
The screen offers 445 ppi, while the device measures 69.17x137.84x8.59 mm and weighs 130g.
As with previous Nexus models it also features wireless charging and NFC.