Google sells out of black 16GB Nexus 5 smartphones
The black 16GB version of Google's flagship phone is "out of inventory," and the white alternative won't ship for four to five weeks.
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Shipment times have increased for other models, too. The white 16GB model, which like its black companion costs $350 unlocked, now ships in four to five weeks. The black 32GB model ships in three to four weeks, and the white 32GB model ships in two to three weeks; those cost $400.
The phone comes with Google's version of Android 4.4, aka KitKat, with none of the extra software and user-interface changes that other Android device manufacturers such as Samsung and HTC typically add in. The phone comes with a 5-inch 1920x1080 screen, a 2.26GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel image-stabilized camera, 4G networking using LTE, a 2,300 mAh battery, and wireless charging.