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Rumor: Google to Offer Six New Colors of Nexus 5

By - Source: via Phone Arena | B 9 comments

Is Google taking on Apple's iPhone 5C with some colorful phones of its own?

Google's Nexus 5 was available in black and white from the get go, but now it looks like Mountain View might embrace the colored cell phone trend. According to one video that's hit the web, the Play Store could soon offer a lot more options when it comes to selecting the color of your Nexus 5 smartphone.Image Credit: Phone ArenaImage Credit: Phone Arena

Phone Arena received a video clip from a tipster showing what appeared to be the Google Play Store with numerous color options for the Nexus 5. The person shooting the video flicks through each color choice, one after the other, and the Nexus 5 on the screen changes to match the selection. These supposed new colors are blue, yellow, red, purple, green and orange. 

Though it's an exciting prospect, you've gotta take this one with a grain of salt. Phone Arena doesn't mention anything about the reliability of this source, so it could easily be a ruse. We also notice that the colors in the video are all very dark. Though it's possible these renders are early and just acting as placeholders, it seems unlikely Google would offer this particular shade of yellow over, say, the same shade of yellow you see on the Moto X.

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    InvalidError , January 24, 2014 6:23 AM
    Back in the days of user-replaceable batteries with the associated removable back-cover, changing device colors was as simple as replacing the $25 shell instead of the whole device... I kind of miss that.
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    Jgriff , January 24, 2014 6:26 AM
    Wow so apple of them.
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    thdarkshadow , January 24, 2014 6:35 AM
    So apple of them? Please enlighten me. There were many popular phones that you could get in many colors before the 5c. Galaxy s3, like every nokia phone the last couple years, HTC 8x and others.
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    JD88 , January 24, 2014 7:17 AM
    Looks like bad photoshop to me. Also, remember Nokia and Motorola both had multicolor phone options before Apple did.
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    vmem , January 24, 2014 8:09 AM
    hmm, so it seems like Microsoft and Nokia actually started something... Too bad so few actually remember them
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    spentshells , January 24, 2014 8:28 AM
    OH MY GOD MORE COLORS!!!!!!!!!!
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    Jgriff , January 24, 2014 11:15 AM
    @darkshadow I don't recall any other phone manufacturer offering multiple colors like pink green blue yellow all at the same time before the 5c. Maybe 2 colors but not 6. That's all I was saying lol. Either way I don't see why phones come in colors other than the standard black, white, and silver, just get a damn colored case if you care that much.
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    JD88 , January 24, 2014 11:25 AM
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    @darkshadow I don't recall any other phone manufacturer offering multiple colors like pink green blue yellow all at the same time before the 5c. Maybe 2 colors but not 6. That's all I was saying lol. Either way I don't see why phones come in colors other than the standard black, white, and silver, just get a damn colored case if you care that much.



    The Moto X comes in a lot more colors than the 5c and was announced and released before.
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    silverblue , January 24, 2014 4:12 PM
    I remember buying a replacement fascia for my Nokia 3100 back in 2005... those heady days. Incidentally, going from blue to a cherry red wasn't the best decision I've ever made. Still, lots of people changed fascias back then, and I think we've kind of accepted the demise of said practice with little opposition...