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Don’t hold your breath for a Nexus 5 in new colors

Updated 4 years ago
Published Jan 23rd, 2014 12:30PM EST
Google Nexus 5 Color
Image: Zach Epstein, BGR

A video making the rounds claims that Google will soon let buyers choose from a wide range of new colors when ordering the Nexus 5 – the phone is currently available only in black and white – including red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple, according to a Phone Arena tipster who sent it in. The video shows what appears to be the official Google Play store listing for the Nexus 5, with a user switching between the eight available color options. However, chances are that this is just a trick meant to attract some attention, a “really bad fake,” as Ars Technica’s Ron Amadeo puts it.

“Go to the Play Store click on the color options [for the Nexus 5],” Amadeo wrote on Google+. “See the spinny loading arrow, the screen transition and the URL change that happens when you change colors? None of that happens in this video.”

Video screenshot showing purported Google Nexus 5 colors | Image Credit: Phone Arena

While various Android handset makers are offering devices in various colors, with Motorola’s Moto X Moto Maker tool allowing users to further customize the visual aspect of their chosen smartphones, recent Nexus handset versions including the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 have been available in black and white color options only.

The video showing color options for the Nexus 5 follows below.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.