It looks like Google learned a lot from the botched Nexus 4 launch. Not only did most orders seemingly go off without a hitch, but the company has already start shipping some orders. I got the notification about 20 minutes ago that my 16GB Nexus 5 has already shipped, and I'm not the only one – we've already received several tips from users saying the same thing.


However, some other members of the AP team haven't yet received theirs. It's likely that Google is shipping out of different distribution centers, which would explain a slight delay between shipments. Considering the Play Store said the phones wouldn't ship until November 5th, though, anything earlier is a pleasant surprise.

If you ordered as soon as the N5 was live in the Play Store but still haven't gotten your shipping notification yet, don't sweat it – it looks like Google is on top of things this time, so you'll hopefully be receiving your shipping information shortly.

Thanks, Jbdan101!

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Wazzifer

    That's awesome!

  • Senoy
  • Taaaaaangerine

    I got my order in with the first 30min or so, so I hope it gets the same treatment!

  • Myke Sorrel

    Did yours say "leaving the warehouse by Nov. 5"? My ordered went through at 1:03 p.m EST

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      Yep, it did.

      • Brian Menius

        Was there a status between "Pending" and "Shipped," or did it just flip over from one to the other?

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

          Dunno, didn't pay attention. I just saw the notification email.

          • Brian Menius

            Thanks. They probably only shipped yours on the early end because they recognize your name. :D

          • mrseanpaul81

            Mine got shipped too :) (32 gb Black)

  • Michael Montanez

    I ordered the 32gb Black 1 MINUTE after android police posted it on Google+. Even paids 2 day shipping. Heres hoping I get the same confirmation

    • mrseanpaul81

      same here...already got my notification that my order has been shipped (around 4:45 pm cst)

  • Mehmet Fatih
  • Matthew DiGiacomo


    /s But seriously where is it

    • remister

      16GB or 32GB?

      • Matthew DiGiacomo


        • remister

          Then it seem that they haven't learnt their lesson. You suppose to ship first come first served :(

          • Matthew DiGiacomo

            I know :(

    • Chris

      Google Wallet time stamp for me is "Oct 31, 2013 2:00 PM." Copied and pasted right from Wallet. "Nexus 5 (32GB, Black)."

      I also ordered the white 32GB for my brother a while after. "Oct 31, 2013 2:16 PM."

      Both say "Leaves warehouse by November 5, 2013."

      I guess they're shipping to their US customers before Canada and elsewhere?

      • Matthew DiGiacomo

        Im in the US :/

  • glennv17

    Awesome! Hopefully the Asia-Pacific region starts sending them out today too. I received my order confirmation at 5:13AM so I should definitely be in the first batch for Australia.

  • TeeJay1100

    I'm going to wait to order one. All the hype will go down in about 2 weeks. Plus I want to see a review done showing us this new camera.

    • ZealotOnAStick

      While it's not going to be 13mp, or the silliness of that Lumia, the N5s camera will undoubtedly be an improvement over the camera on my GNex. :/

      • glennv17

        I was hesitant to order one straight away because of the camera, even though their marketing is all about 'capturing the everyday'. I was hoping for some better day one camera reviews, but I guess no one was allowed to take the review units too far or for too long. I thought the same thing though, it's going to be so much better than my Galaxy Nexus and the phone itself will be awesome anyway. It just seems like Google can't get the software right, considering the HTC One GPE was worse than the original.

  • The Seventh Son

    I ordered 2 of the black 32GBs several minutes before you, I haven't got a shipping notice yet :(

    • Jooyoung Hong

      same.. ordered 2 minutes before him.
      Maybe cuz I did ground shipping

      • The Seventh Son

        I upgraded to the 2 day shipping.. le sigh..
        Oh well, it's just a phone right? :)

        • remister

          Its THE phone.

        • Pradaman Shorey

          how do i upgrade,, i cant see any option to do so now, neither minutes after the order


    Order date: Oct 31, 2013 11:12:19 AM MST it says Leaves warehouse on 11/5/13 what time did you order and did it say that too?

  • ZealotOnAStick

    I'm waiting and hoping. My order email says 1:13:16 PM CDT.

    • Mike Evans

      1:03 CDT here, 32GB no shipping conf

      • catpunt

        1:09 PST, 32GB no shipping conf

        maybe they're sending the 16GBs first?

        • Mike Evans

          Seems that way

          • Derek Duncan

            I ordered at 11:02 PT. 16GB black. Not yet shipped,

        • mrseanpaul81

          I ordered a 32 gb and got my confirmation that it has shipped!

          • catpunt

            cool what was the timestamp on your order confirmation?

          • mrseanpaul81

            Time stamp says 1:04:51 pm CDT

          • remister

            32GB Black
            11:06 AM PDT
            Ground Shipping, PENDING :(

          • Subsonic

            Cripes...where do you live that your tax is almost 10%? Congrats on it being shipped already though!

          • mrseanpaul81

            Illinois, the land of Lincoln.

          • Tim Eddy

            if you live near Aurora, im going to find you and steal yours until mine arrives :) i was 9 seconds after you and nothing yet outside of "pending"

          • mrseanpaul81

            Aurora is about 40 minutes from me. My building is secure so I think I may be safe (who knows) :-p

      • UCLAKoolman

        1:05 CDT, 32GB, not shipped yet. Says "pending" on Google Play

        • Qbancelli

          2:00 EST. NADA Yet.

          • s_bomb

            You're already off daylight savings time?! YOU MANIAC!!! :p

    • ZealotOnAStick

      My Black 32GB "Your Google Play Order from Oct 31, 2013 Has Shipped" email showed up 2 minutes after midnight.

      • FatBrandon

        When did you order? I ordered at 2:52pm EST.

  • Testraindrop

    *read article* ->:D ... *Checked Play Store: Pending* -> ;(


    I ordered 15 minutes after the news broke, still no shipping confirmation. :

    • Flávio

      Me neither, it's still as "pending". I haven't reveive any e-mail either.


        I just received my shipping email, I received it at 10pm. :)

        • Flávio

          Great! I'm still waiting! It seems that some people who bought 2 devices (I'm one of them) are running into this problem.

  • mlj11

    Remember, remember, the 5th of November.

    Thanks to Google, we won't!

    • Ivan Myring

      What do you mean remember remember the 5th of November?

      • Marius77

        It refers to the movie "V" for vendetta

        • Ivan Myring

          And guy Fawkes. But what does that have to do with google

          • http://www.modminecraft.com/ Nick Coad

            Don't be daft.

      • Testraindrop
        • Ivan Myring

          I know about that, I'm British, I just was wondering what that had to dok with google

          • http://turbofool.com Jarrett Lennon Kaufman

            The website says they ship the 5th of November. That's all that's being referenced.

      • mlj11

        Jarrett guessed correctly - that's when Google's gonna start shipping all the orders (or so the official info goes), so I just meant we fans are likely to forget everything else that's supposed to happen that day.

  • Greg Nelson

    I think I see a pattern.....only 16GB shipping now????

    • Bryan Bonds

      black 16gb no shipped

  • Momulah

    Order date: Oct 31, 2013 1:07:28 PM CDT
    32GB Black
    Still Pending..

    • Jon

      Order date: Oct 31, 2013 2:02:28 PM EDT
      32GB Black
      Still pending

  • David Fulde

    Don't get my hopes up! D:

    I got it in the first few minutes so... maybe soon?

    In other news. Obligatory: http://uboachan.net/yn/src/1360549093445.gif

  • Simon Belmont

    I ordered my 32GB white Nexus 5 at around 2:02 PM EST. Ir's still pending, though. :(

    I'm not too worried about it really. I've learned to be patient after reading leak after leak with no set date for the Nexus 5's launch. ;)

  • bL4Ck

    Mine still says "Pending" and "Shipping 4th of November", guess is a bit late (almost midnight) for Google european center to process the orders, will see tomorrow morning.

  • jnt

    My order was less than 5 minutes after his and also 16gb.... Cmon google! :)

  • Nhan Than

    Holy tax...

    • Blazed04

      Think that's bad? The tax on my 16gb was $45.37. I still love Canada though. :)

      • Jorge Rosales

        ouch my tax was 19.95 thank you province of Alberta

  • http://www.ronakg.com/ Ronak Gandhi

    Order date: Oct 31, 2013 11:00:50 AM PDT

    32GB Black. No shipping confirmation so far. Says leaves warehouse by Nov 5th.

    • jonathan3579

      I was 10 minutes after you and haven't gotten anything either. Here's to hoping we get ours quickly.

    • Matt Martin

      I had you beat by 15 seconds. Same model, still not shipped. If I get a tracking number tonight, I'll be impressed.

      • http://www.ronakg.com/ Ronak Gandhi

        I still can't figure out what the fuck in the world I was doing for 50 seconds. Damn.

        • Matthew DiGiacomo

          Well I though the play store was having a shit cause it kept kicking me out every 5 seconds, then I realized I still had auto-refresh on the page running haha!

      • NexusPhan

        Exactly at 2:00:00 PM EST for me Auto Refresher with a keyword search for the win!

    • http://www.youtube.com/kimirPORTALS kimir

      Does yours say pending still?

      • http://www.ronakg.com/ Ronak Gandhi

        Yes. Still pending. No updates yet.

        • http://www.youtube.com/kimirPORTALS kimir

          Great. Just making sure... Last time my credit card got cancelled because of my Nexus 4 purchase, and I wanted to ensure it didn't happen again.

          • http://mikelward.com/ Mikel

            My bank flagged it as possibly fraudulent. Who knows if that affects the process?

          • Aaron Bates

            Mine did the same! had to tell them it was a legit purchase, and then they said to contact Google to see if they've recieved payment

          • http://mikelward.com/ Mikel

            I confirmed the payment with my bank. Nexus shipped out Friday!

    • Crispin Swickard

      Still pending here. Looks like the 32GB versions are shipping later maybe.. I didn't even want a 32GB, and have to wait longer for shipment. :(

      • http://www.ronakg.com/ Ronak Gandhi

        Yeah, looks that way.

    • Shitiz Garg

      32GB White, Oct 31, 2013 1:46:14 PM CDT (I take it that's about 11:46 AM PDT?) and not shipped...I'm way behind :P.

      PS: Not from US, so not too sure about the timezones.

  • Doug Cherner

    Anyone get a shipping confirmations for the 32gb?

  • Ahmed

    ordered min at 1:07 PM (PST) I hope it will be shipped soon

  • remister


  • Jadephyre

    Ship the binaries why don't ya?

  • AmicusBrief

    Jesus Christ! Talk about impatient..you guys just ordered a couple of hours ago and are already looking out the window for the UPS truck.

  • http://www.twitter.com/joshuaworth Joshua Worth

    Oct 31, 2013 12:01:42 PM MDT 16gb Black and nothing yet

  • John Smith

    Play Store devices in the past have shipped out of Louisville, KY.

  • John Smith

    Cam - where is your device shipping from and to? KY to TX?

  • Samuel Hart

    Dayum :/

    It's $350, but £300... about £40 more in the UK >.<

    • John Smith

      that's the price you pay for beautiful weather, teeth, and women.

      • Samuel Hart

        I'll raise the women and teeth.... actually our weather still beats the hurricanes, storms, earthquakes and volcanoes.... to hell with it, good point. Doesn't help my wallet though :(

        • John Smith

          i forgot the food!!!!!!

          • Samuel Hart

            Best damned beer and ale in the world. You know what, fuck it I can stand the extra £40 ;)

          • John Smith

            Guinness is the best beer in the world. does that count?

          • Samuel Hart

            Never been a beer man, I guess it counts as something. Although it IS basically sewage and chocolate syrup.

          • ari_free

            You don't want to piss off Gordon Ramsay.

  • Graydon Morel

    Black 16 GIG says leaving warehouse November 8th. This is in Canada though from the Toronto location.

    • http://hroyer.com/ Hugo Royer

      I'm in Canada as well. Ordered a 16GB Black and it says it will ship by Nov. 5th from the Toronto warehouse.

  • Cédric

    I bought mine around 15 minutes after release, I got the confirmation mail a few minutes later and It will be shipped by the 4th. (France)

    • Nico Anton

      Sadly Friday's a holiday for us, and it was already 7PM when it was announced, otherwise it would probably already be at our doorstep :p

  • Subsonic

    So did anyone NOT opt for the 2 day shipping? What's another couple dollars after dropping $300+? haha

    • Bryan Bonds

      I did, didn't even notice price or shipping options, just wanted to lock my order in lol.

    • thas ★

      They gave us an option?! lol this is news to me. I was so focused on just ordering the darn thing.

      • Jooyoung Hong

        lolol same here. i didnt even bother to look at the price difference. =(

    • remister

      I didn't as I didn't want to be in ordering limbo and then shipping limbo. I had to deal with that for the N4.

  • Matt Beasley

    If that guys order was placed at 1:01 and his is shipped, then hopefully my order placed at 1:02 will ship tomorrow!

  • Dakota Hester

    I'm starting to feel left out while everyone talks about their orders and how they got theirs on Nov 8th and I have to wait 2-3 weeks (possibly more) for them start shipping.

  • Tony

    Anyone else think Google should use a different status other then "Pending" to tell you that they're working on it, pending makes me think it may not go through. Even "processing order" would be better.

    • Matt Graham

      It's frustrating to wait, and still see "Pending" isn't it!? At least in this case we know that "Pending" means they're working on it. Enough for me.

  • Ryan Connell

    Mine says pending and leaves warehouse on November 8th I got a white 16 GB does anyone else have this ?

  • Ray

    I'm in Australia and just got shipping confirmation - https://plus.google.com/u/0/+RayWells/posts/ZpnRkmoditT

  • Mike Evans

    Just got my shipping confirmation :)

  • Michael Montanez

    Its 12:43 where I am (New York, Eastern) and I just got a email from google saying they shipped my 32GB Black Nexus 5....YESSSSSSSSSSSSS =')

  • Josh C

    east coast usa, just got confirmation of my 2 16gb blacks! WOOH

  • DirkBelig

    Ordered 32GB black at 2:09 pm EST.

    Received shipped notification email at 12:51 am EST.


    • Fernando

      Ordered two 32 GB Black, one confirmed at 12:36 pm MST and the other at 1:46 pm. Still not shipping confirmation.

  • Milton

    Ordered 11:07 just just shipping confirmation.

  • Scott M

    Order date: Oct 31, 2013 11:00:49 AM PDT

    Shipped E-Mail
    X-Received: xxx Fri, 01 Nov 2013 02:23:31 -0700 (PDT)
    Date: Fri, 01 Nov 2013 09:23:31 +0000
    Subject: Your Google Play Order from Oct 31, 2013 Has Shipped

    Nexus 5 (32GB, Black).

    Ground shipping (I obviously would have paid the $4 for faster shipping but I was in such a hurry to click through the order as fast as I could I completely overlooked that option).;-)

  • kevin mccutcheon

    Mine still says Pending ships Nov. 8th.... One issue I have w/ Google's Play Store page, if you look at the specs its says carriers "T-Mobile, Sprint" I had about 10 people cancel their order which had 1-2 day shipping b/c AT&T wasn't listed after I told them it was more than likely a mistake on Google's part they re-ordered and got Nov. 8th shipping.

  • nureaufan

    Ordered 3 32GB Nexus 5s (two black and one white) and one grey bumper case. All four items have shipped with tracking numbers in tow but the UPS website does not recognize the numbers yet.

  • Kyle Bailey

    I ordered min 25 minutes after it went live and although it said it wouldn't leave the warehouse until Nov 8th, I woke up to an email saying my phone was shipped

  • a.d.AM

    32gb Black ordered. I received the tracking # but UPS cant find any info on it yet. I hope its moving so fast that no one could scan it and it will be here shortly. ;-/

    • remister

      32GB Black Ground Shipping
      Ordered: 10/31/13 11:06 AM PDT
      Got Shipping Email: 11/12:35 AM PDT
      No status yet either!

      • a.d.AM

        No nexus delivery until Monday. Argh! Why no Saturday delivery!?

  • Bryan Bonds

    Ordered 3 minutes after release, no shipping #, trying not to panic!

  • Brayden Reesor

    Ordered 1 minute after release, said Nov. 5th, shipped in the middle of the night! Tracking number doesn't work yet, but oh well :)

  • bannork

    Yep, ordered 5mins after release, received shipped email before mid-night. I agree that Google is shipping from various distribution center.

    • Craig Jacobs

      black or white? size? state or country?

      • bannork

        16gb black..MN

        • Craig Jacobs


          I ordered a 16GB white within 11 minutes and no ship notice yet. I think maybe the white ones are shipping later for some reason.

          • bannork

            Scheduled Delivery:Monday, 11/04/2013, By End of Day
            Last Location:Louisville, KY, United States, Friday, 11/01/2013

  • Kesey

    Are they actually leaving the warehouse or were labels (tracking #s) just generated? Anyone's tracking # active yet?

    • MMS

      Mine still doesnt show up in UPS system

    • MrLockOut

      Same here tracking is not live yet :(
      Anyone got a live one ???

      • Brayden Reesor

        Mine just went live! :)

        • MrLockOut

          Me too we're in business! Unless there's a pleasant surprise this 2 Day Air will be here on Tuesday.

          • Brayden Reesor

            I'm totally good with delivered on the 5th instead of leaving warehouse by the 5th :P. Seems they really learned a lot from the N4 launch.

          • Brayden Reesor

            More good news, for me at least! Page updated again, scheduled for early delivery on Monday. :D

          • MrLockOut

            Same here... :))))))))))))))))

    • Brayden Reesor

      Mine just became active, it's in KY.

    • Kesey

      Me too. KY as well and expected on the 4th. Nice to see Google finally get it together for this release. (Though I'd still prefer Amazon)

  • Craig Jacobs

    Anyone get a ship notice for a white one? I placed my order well in advance of many of the shop notices I've seen online and mine hasn't shipped yet

    Oct 31, 2013 11:11:11 AM MST

  • Brayden Reesor

    Alright, my tracking number actually works now. Mine's currently sitting in Louisville, KY! Here we go!

  • spovat

    Origin scan: sittin in KY =) (32gb black)

  • remister

    Why isn't this shipping information showing up in my Google Now?

    • JSet12

      I was wondering this today when I looked on the UPS website to see that my N5 will be delivered today. Weird that Google doesn't track their own shipments

      • remister

        It may seem that most of the shipping information is for Amazon purchases. I haven't seen any other third part ones.

  • ASR

    Mine has shipped from KY. Originally it was to ship by 11/8.

  • chingon123

    I ordered mine 32GB last night ant it says it will take 2-3 weeks to ship :(

  • Teddy

    Purchased mine this morning just had an email to say shipped

  • Vanick Ng

    so i got my tracking number but it doesnt show on ups. says there isnt any information on it :( i got the shipping confirmation about 36 hours ago ..... hmmmmmm

  • Roy Riddex

    My wife just sent me a message to say our phones have arrived, a 32Gb white and a 32Gb black, delivered by fedex to Adelaide today (5th November) at 10:50am. She's sending me pics of the white one and making me jealous, think I might need to go home early :-)

  • phil

    lol taxes... my taxes where double that!

  • Gaurav Wander

    I seem to be the only one who has had issues. I ordered on the first day, and received a shipping confirmation and google wallet receipt on the 1st of Nov. The tracking number has not updated, and UPS says they never received the shipment. Google Play support has just sent me generic emails saying they are investigating. They don't seem to care they charged my card already and charged me for shipping.. and won't refund my money unless I can return the phone, that is never coming it seems. It was set to leave the warehouse on the 8th.