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Make Way for Yellow Nexus 5 and Galaxy S5 Play Edition

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Samsung just this week announced the Galaxy S5 Mini, but it looks like the company might soon introduce us to another iteration of the S5. According to noted leaker @evleaks, Samsung has a Google Play Edition of its flagship phone. @evleaks has several pictures of the phone up on his blog, and the folks at MobileSyrup point to an image from Google's own Android site that shows the device alongside the rumored yellow Nexus 5. 

 
We first heard talk of a yellow Nexus 5 last week, when Google accidentally let the cat out of the bag on Android.com. The product page for the Nexus 5 proudly proclaimed that the device is available in black, white, red, and yellow. You might recall the red Nexus 5 didn't make its debut until long after the black and white models (which were both available at launch). Now it looks like Google is adding another color. No doubt blue and green won't be far too behind, and we'll round out the whole Google family of colors before long. It's worth noting that this banner image from Android.com features a yellow Nexus 5 but there's no yellow speaker grill. In fact, there's no speaker grill at all.

The Galaxy S5 was announced in February at MWC and launched in early April. Samsung likely wanted to give its own version of the phone some time to soak up as many sales as possible before making the Google Play Edition available for those who don't want to deal with TouchWiz. This matches the Galaxy S4, which launched in April of last year and was then followed with a Google Play Edition at Google I/O in June. 

The Nexus 5, on the other hand, was launched last October, and is Google's 2013 flagship phone. By now, people are looking to the next Nexus phone, so the addition of a new color shouldn't have too much of an effect on sales.

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