Jan 31, 2014 05:05 PM EST
The red Nexus 5 release date has been confirmed to be February 4, 2014 according to a leaked Sprint internal document. Confirmation of the red Nexus 5 comes after two earlier picture leaks and a one possible hoax which depicted up to six possible colors for the Nexus 5. While the re Nexus 5 has been confirmed it is not clear if Google plans to release other colors that were shown, including blue, yellow and orange. A press render by @evleaks gave us a particularly clear look.
The red Nexus 5 will be added to the Google Play Store, joining the current two colors that are present, black and white. The red Nexus 5 is an interesting addition as it shows that perhaps Google wants to make its lineup of Nexus devices more varied and colorful. With the recent news that Motorola is being sold to Lenovo, Google no longer has the Moto X or Moto G. In this case we are likely to see Google focus their attentions on the devices in the Google Play Store, including the Nexus line and Google Play Edition line, barring the rumors that the Nexus devices are going to be scrapped in 2015.
The red Nexus 5 may not be in stores, according to the leaked notice which reminds employees that they need to provide customers UICC SIM cards and no additional charge. Neither T-Mobile nor Sprint have the Nexus 5 in any color aside from black, so it sounds like everyone who wants a red Nexus 5 will need to buy it from the Google Play Store and then go to Sprint to get a SIM card. Look for the red Nexus 5 to show up on the Google Play Store on February 4, probably in the morning.
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