Sprint Wireless on Friday announced the arrival of Google Nexus 5 pre-orders. The device is expected to arrive on customer doorsteps by November 8.
Sprint is offering the Google Nexus 5 in both white and black coloring for only $49.99 if you switch to Sprint. Current Sprint customers can pick up the device for a slightly more hefty $149.99.
Both options require a two-year Sprint Wireless contract, which is accompanied by a mobile data plan.
The Google Nexus 5 will start with shipments to Sprint and T-Mobile customers in the United States. The unlocked device will also work on the AT&T mobile network if purchased through the Google Play store.
T-Mobile is not yet accepting pre-orders, but the company has setup a pre-registration page where you can enter your email and receive updates as they are made available.
The Google Nexus 5 is the first smartphone to ship directly with the new Google Android 4.4 KitKat OS. It also features a 2.3 GHz Quad-core processor, 2GB RAM/16GB ROM, and a 2300 mAh Embedded Li-Polymer battery.
Throw in 3G, 4G LTE, and Wi-Fi data access, along with other standard options, such as Bluetooth and GPS, and you have a nice device for a very moderate price.
The best part about the Google Nexus 5 may be its use of a barebones Google Android 4.4 KitKat OS. Google, when releasing its own branded smartphones, doesn’t rely on a Samsung or HTC styled skins to hide the Android platform.
If you plan on picking up the Google Nexus 5, be aware that Google often runs out of stock in the Google Play store, and the devices are likely to go quickly from Sprint and T-Mobile.
Sorry Verizon Wireless customers, but no plans have been announced for a CDMA version for use on your wireless carrier’s network.
Here’s a closer look at the Nexus 5 in photos:
Google Nexus 5 Goes On Pre-Order At Sprint For $49.99 [Photos]
Google Nexus 5
Google Nexus 5 Display
Google Nexus 5 Product Display
Google Nexus 5 Size
Do you plan on running out to purchase the Google Nexus 5 when it arrives this week?