Google Nexus 5 Smartphone Mistakenly Appears On Play Store

By Jay Casteel  |  10/18/2013

Google Nexus 5

Without an official announcement, Google let things slip this week when the Nexus 5 quietly appeared in the Google Play store... seemingly by error.

The device popped up alongside the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 with a pricetag of $349. However, no further details were given, and the link to buy the smartphone did not work. Sometime after, Google fixed the mistake and replaced it with the older Nexus 4.

Again, there's been no official word, but the new smartphone is said to run Android 4.4 KitKat and be revealed in the coming weeks; and cost anywhere from $299 to $399 for the 16GB and $449 for the 32GB.

According to, third-party cases for the device were spotted on Google+ just last week.

Stay tuned...