Red Nexus 5 Appears to be Sold Out in Both 16GB and 32GB Variants

Over the weekend, the status of both red Nexus 5 models through Google Playswitched to “We are out of inventory.” Typically, we ignore these stock status changes as Google Play fluctuates regularly with inventory levels, but this time the “Please check back soon” message has stood up longer than usual. We aren’t sure if the red variant was a limited time release, if it sold quicker than Google had expected (less than a week), or if we just need to wait for someone to refresh the listing on a back-end to populate it with more phones.  (more…)

Red Nexus 5 Unboxed, Fondled.

The Nexus 5 in red is real, it exists, and it can now be purchased from Google Play. At $349 for the 16GB model, and $399 for the 32GB model, there is nothing different about this variant other than its bright exterior. Like, really bright exterior. If you have picked up any of the official Nexus accessories in bright red, then you’ll know exactly what I mean by that.

The specs are identical to the black and white versions. In other words, you are looking at a Snapdragon 800 processor, 4.95inch 1080p display, 8MP rear camera with OIS, 2300mAh battery, 2GB RAM, a Slimport, and connectivity on Sprint, AT&T, and T-Mobile.  (more…)

Google Play Services 4.2 Released for Developers, Brings Google Cast SDK

Developers rejoice, as Google launched Google Play Services version 4.2 this morning, which brings the full Google Cast SDK inside. With the new SDK, developers can start throwing a cast button right into their apps and then publish them to Google Play for users to download.

Google has worked hard to make the process fast and simple, so we should start seeing apps getting updated with Cast support pretty soon.  (more…)

Contest: $250 in Google Play Gift Cards Up for Grabs!

This weekend, outside of your Super Bowl festivities, you will have a chance to walk away from DL with a $50 Google Play gift card for doing almost nothing. We are giving away five to be exact, meaning there are $250 in prizes up for grabs to the community. This isn’t our first contest of the year by any means – already gave away a Nexus 5 and some Nexus 7 sleeves – but I do believe this is the largest amount of Google Play gift cards we have ever given away at one time, if that means anything to you.

We figured, why not start the year off right? You ready to be $50 richer?  (more…)

Nexus 5 in Red to Hit Google Play on February 4 According to Sprint Internal Doc

According to a recently leaked internal document from Sprint, the Nexus 5 in Bright Red is set to hit Google Play on February 4, 2014. Since the Nexus 5 works on three out of the four major carriers in the US, it makes sense for carriers to start seeding out information to their employees before the release.

It doesn’t appear that the red Nexus 5 is going to be a Sprint exclusive, given that Google wouldn’t place the device on sale through Google Play for a carrier exclusive color. Plus, it’s a Nexus – there has never been a carrier exclusive colored Nexus device, so we assume they aren’t going to start now.  (more…)

Google Bringing Chrome Apps to the Mobile World Through Google Play and iOS App Store

For as long as Chrome has been around, Google treats its browser like its own ecosystem. Chrome Apps are a big part of that, but Google does not want those awesome apps to be tied only to your desktop or browser. Today, Google announced that they are opening up a program to developers that will allow them to bring their Chrome Apps to Google Play and iOS.  (more…)