Red Nexus 5 available from Google Play Store next week [Rumor]

If you’ve been following any Android blogs for the past few weeks you’ll be aware that rumors had emerged of a Nexus 5 in a new color: Red. Recent leaks have shown the device in stock. at a warehouse, and ready to ship. Until today, we didn’t know where these were going to be in stock, or when they’d be available, but it appears that it could be as early as next week.

Now, you’ll have to forgive me for the next bit. The release date showed up in an internal Sprint (sorry) ┬ásystem. It states that the device is going for sale from Google Play Store on February 4th, and details how Sprint staff need to prepare, and how they should process UICC cards for them.


I haven’t heard anything on whether the red variety of Nexus 5 will be available from T-Mobile’s stores yet, but if I do receive any information, I’ll be sure to let you know. In the mean time, if you’ve been holding out on buying the Nexus 5 because you don’t like the black or white editions, maybe red will sway you. I know it’s suddenly got me thinking about getting one. It looks the bomb.

Release date leak via: Android Central
Warehouse pics: Android Police

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  • Paul

    That’s pretty cool!!!

  • sushi

    Man I want a red nexus 5. Don’t get me wrong black is nice but a red phone that’s nicer

  • thepanttherlady

    Looks so much better than the white version of the Nexus 4 in my opinion.

    • Cam Bunton

      Agreed. I love the red cover. Got one with my Moto G, looks awesome.

    • Dakota

      The Nexus 5 white in person is more of an offwhite/ cream color.. Not really an optic white.

  • D_Wall__

    I just got the N5 a few weeks ago in black. I dont think this would change my mind much. Besides if i wanted Red i would purchase the dbrand red carbon fiber cover.

    • VBM

      I was thinking the same thing although, I haven’t purchased a N5 yet.

  • Chimphappyhour

    Should have released this last week so it would have been shipped in peoples’ hands by today. I bet that would have gone over extremely well.

    • Dakota

      Why today? Maybe red is in time for Valentine’s Day?

      • Chimphappyhour

        Lunar New Year. Red is a very lucky color.

  • 21stNow

    I would have preferred red, but my red TPU case makes the white one look similar to the photo, so I’m good.

    • Dakota

      You’d think more manufacturers would launch with more than just black/white/gray..

  • Sidekicker89

    Off topic but does anyone know why tmobile and john legere tweeted about Good Morning America? I guess something is going on tomorrow morning during the show but not sure what.

    • Dakota

      Not sure but Tim Tebow was a guest and I read that he’s going to be in T-Mobile (Super Bowl) commercial.. Both have no contracts. See USA Today article I wasn’t totally clear if this is an ad during the actual game as that’s 4 million per 30 second… Id have thought this would have been heavily covered on this blog

      • sidekicker89

        Yeah that’s what I’ve heard too… Yeah it’s not being covered at all… not sure what’s going on… is everyone awake?!? lol

  • Dakota

    While I totally understand the marketing principles behind it, I wish manufacturer would just come out with colors at launch. Just feel the loyalists who buy up front get screwed. I wouldn’t want red anyway. Looks like the bumper theyve been selling, which lately have been on 25 percent off. Ironic its in the color of Verizon, the one carrier not available. No orange or yellow or magenta/pink. I’m more worried about all the rumors that there will be no more Nexus phones in the future… Still think Google should do some general consumer marketing on this device, which most critics say is the best value esp with prepaid. Makes a big difference to get a more affordable Android and not have such a terrible experience that turns you off the platform

    • bkin94

      i agree that nexus+t-mobile is the best deal in the biz. It doesn’t get better than this. (unless you need the iPhone/app store or the 99.9% coverage that vz offers)

  • AllThingsReviewed215

    Red Z1 Anyone?

    • thepanttherlady

      Z1 comes in black, white and purple.

      • Stone Cold

        Purple for me please.

        • thepanttherlady

          I had a purple XZ and would have preferred a purple XZ1 but opted for white on that one. I didn’t want to wait for the purple one to be released.

      • AllThingsReviewed215

        Keep looking.

        • thepanttherlady

          For what?

        • AllThingsReviewed215

          Did you find it yet?

  • ogopogo

    Why not just use a case? Most people would just put a case on it anyhow.

  • Bklynman

    Does it rally matter what a color phone is? What it look like? Once u put case on it,like
    a Ballistic,or Otter Box case on it,no one will know what color the phone is. Don’t get me wrong I think red phones,or have some compnies call them berry color
    are really cool looking. Once a case goes on them,u can’t tell.

    • thepanttherlady

      Not everyone puts their phone in a case.

  • jbrizzy

    You know T-Mobile hasn’t had a pink phone in quite some time.

  • John Jacob Jingleheimerschmidt

    Spray paint whatever you want.