Google Nexus 5 Now Available In More European Countries

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The Google Nexus 5 is now available in eight new European markets.

Ever since Google originally launched their highly anticipated flagship smartphone the Nexus 5 back on October 31st, 2013, the Mountain View company has been working around the clock to release it in new markets. Earlier this week, Google expanded the Nexus 5’s availability by launching it in an additional 8 new regions. If you’ve been patiently waiting for the Nexus 5 to come to your region, you might be in luck.

So, which regions did Google add to their Nexus 5 lineup? According to AndroidPolice.com, the Nexus 5 is now available in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Portugal and Sweden. If you live in one of these countries, you can now buy the Nexus 5 directly from Google via Google Play.

Complete list of countries where the Nexus 5 is currently available:

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • India
  • Japan
  • Netherlands
  • Portugal
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

Can I Still Purchase The Nexus 5 If I Don’t Live In One of These Countries?

Yes, you can still purchase the Google Nexus 5 in countries that aren’t listed here, but you’ll have to go through a third-party vendor or private dealer. Most people prefer to buy the Nexus 5 through Google Play, as this offers another level of customer support in the event that something goes wrong with the device. And nine out of ten times, you’ll find the Nexus 5’s price is lower on Google Play as opposed to third-party dealers, cell carriers and private sellers.

If you purchase a Nexus 5 through Google Play and it stops working a couple of weeks later, you can contact Google to settle the problem. On the other hand, if you purchase it from a third-party vendor and something happens to the device, you’ll have to contact either the company who sold it or the manufacturer, LG.

Of course, the real benefit that comes from buying the Nexus 5 through Google Play is the fact that it’s unlocked. When you purchase it (or any other smartphone) from a major cell carrier, there’s a good chance that it’s locked into their network; therefore, you can’t switch cell carriers — at least not easily. Google Play only sell unlocked Nexus 5 smartphones, allowing customers to move from carrier to carrier as they please.

Are you excited to hear news of the Google Nexus 5’s expansion? Let us know what you think in the comments section below!

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