Google Nexus 5 delivery up to three weeks for new orders
The Google Nexus 5 can't keep up with demand as delivery dates for the black model slip once again, taking up to three weeks.
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The Google Nexus 5 is a hit -- it must be, because Google can't keep up with demand as delivery dates for the black version slip once again. Order now and your new phone could take up to three weeks to arrive.
The Nexus 5 went on sale less than a week ago. The white version leaves Google's lock-up by Friday so should drop through your door by this time next week, but the Google Play online store says the black model -- both 16GB and 32GB versions -- won't be dispatched from the warehouse for 2-3 weeks.
If you already ordered, chances are you'll have phone by now, or by later in the week.
The slipping delivery times for the black Nexus 5 remind us of the Nexus 4 debacle. The previous Nexus smart phone sold out instantly and stayed out of stock for months in a disastrous supply snafu that saw Google and LG, the phone's manufacturer, falling over themselves to blame each other for the problems.