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.

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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!