Should you decide to swing by the main Android website (which there is very little reason to do), you might notice something odd in the section describing the Nexus 5. It comes in "black, white, red, and yellow." Oh, really now?

Update: Google seems to have pulled down the mention of "yellow" and still hasn't responded. So, that's maybe a little suspicious. Or maybe it was just a mistake. Time will tell.


There were plenty of rumors about the red Nexus 5 before that one appeared on the Play Store, but this one has been rather under the radar. Presumably it will be about the same sunshine-y yellow as the N5 bumper case. Since this is on an official Google site, it seems like a sure thing, but no telling when it's going to appear.


The yellow bumper: so bright

We've reached out to Google to see if anyone has a response. We'll update if we hear back.

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  • oboefiend

    I need this in my life

  • Jarrod Mochnick

    What I don't understand is... why wait so long to release different colors? You'd think they'd sell more if they'd release them all at launch, or closer to launch.

    • h4m


    • abqnm

      But this one is lemon.

    • challenge_accepted

      Hopefully it comes with a price discount.

  • vyktorsouza

    ok google, but what about those L images? Have you forgot about them, we're perched waiting

    • Luke Applegate

      F5, F5, F5.... me too

    • Miguel Ripoll

      If it's requires a developer account (25$ registration fee) it'd be nice if someone decides to... you know, moving that folder to a better place.

      • grumpyfuzz

        Who said it requires a developer account...?

        • vyktorsouza


          • grumpyfuzz

            "If it's requires" kinda confused me, my bad.

          • Miguel Ripoll

            Typo. I'm sorry.

          • grumpyfuzz

            it's fine.

          • vyktorsouza

            me too tbh, I didn't see the "if" the first time I read XD

        • Miguel Ripoll

          Because it's a *Developer* Preview, it may.

          • grumpyfuzz

            I don't think it will, but we will see.

          • Simon Belmont

            I just assumed it would be a downloadable image like factory images. Not sure if we'll need a dev account.

            I mean, it's not like people who DON'T have dev accounts won't get their hands on it anyway. Haha.

          • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

            Dude, come on, it's not Apple

  • bL4Ck

    I want one, now.

  • bloomtronzero

    Using the yellow bumper myself. It's pretty. It'd be nice seeing it on the phone itself, though it does seem a little late in the game.

  • Tom Harman

    ok, now i'am pissed, had to purchase their yellow case, then i went and bought a yellow skin form dbrand, and now this, freaking crap. :( yes i like yellow!

  • Kévin Cocchi

    Appears to be only on the US website as I can only see Black, White and Red written on the french description.

  • Eduardo

    Hi everyone , I've got a question about L Developer Preview, if i downloaded this version and installed on my nexus 5, what if i found issues in this release?, should i expect from google a new update with fixes ?, if so, how should i install a new version ?, should i install it by sideload or just wait for an especial OTA for this preview version?

    • vyktorsouza

      you will, it's a Developer Preview
      they will, of course, but how they will release the fixes later and how to install it is uncertain yet

  • Hsanchez957

    Doesn't answer any questions about Android L specific devices. I want to see Google talk about some of those.

  • shlk7

    I want to see a sky blue or turquoise N5.

    • http://www.daverobertson.me Dave Robertson

      Definitely, blue is the obvious missing colour.

      • Guest

        And green.

        • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

          And the rest of the rainbow

  • Daniel Tuffs

    Its a sign the L release is called lemon!

    • remister

      Ouch, Shots Fired.

    • mtch3l

      Maybe Lemonhead? Lemon has sort of a negative connotation.

    • http://blake.pm Blake Mitchell

      Ahem, Lemon Meringue

    • RBI411

      Lemon Meringue or Licorice seem most likely to me.

  • EE-EHN

    Ring ring ring ring ring ring ring, banana phone

  • Phil Oakley

    That would keep me awake at night.

  • Simon Belmont

    Whoa: http://oddavies.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/neo3.jpg .

    It's Neo banana phone time. It's Neo banana phone time.

    • remister

      It's happening.

    • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

      New nexus phone confirmed: Nexus Banana, coming to a banana tree near you later this year

  • http://www.techdroid.in/ TechDroid

    Yellow Nexus 5 sneak peak.

    • APUser

      Earpiece for yellow N5 not colored, S5 for some reason have on-screen buttons. Looks like fake.

      • http://www.techdroid.in/ TechDroid

        This image is found on Android.com. Can't guarantee though.

      • Simon Belmont

        I noticed that, too. My white N5 has a white earpiece and I think red ones have a red earpiece.

        I'm be awfully surprised if they left out that detail. Weird.

        • Lucas Laws

          Seems more likely its a black N5 with the yellow case on.

          • https://plus.google.com/+SamanthaGobert/ Samantha Gobert

            Definitely a case, you can't see that much of the red one from the front

    • Kévin Cocchi

      Only the Nexus 5 with the bumper on. You can tell it by the earpiece and also by the fact the yellow border is thicker than on the red one.

  • Bali Arif

    Look at the stars,
    Look how they shine for you,
    And everything you do,
    Yeah, they were all yellow

  • ddpacino

    Man, what about Blue?!?! That red and yellow are sooo bright!

  • Thomas’

    I wouldn't call this a sure thing. The people writing these texts are not necessarily knowing what's going on.

  • http://tommydaniel.com Tommy Thompson


  • Dwayne Rooney Fernandes

    Black, White, Red and now mark my words Yellow, Green and Blue

  • Mike

    I am so tempted to buy a N5 now but I would feel like the hardware wouldnt compete... I just want them to say they are releasing another phone this fall....

    • Edward Padilla

      I bought one about 3 months ago-ish and I can safely say that running any app on there is incredibly smooth. The only time you'll notice that it's not the latest and greatest is when you benchmark it and compare it to all the new stuff out there. I'm fine with a phone that runs amazingly well and costs a fraction of what other flagship phones are selling for.

  • http://www.volkswagen.de/ Quailallstar

    They already come in yellow - I mean the screen does. ha! :) All kidding aside, I like the idea of an outa the box pee yellow Nexus (not sarcasm.)

  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    Yellow!? Yuck! Why not dark blue or dark green like my avatar?

    • BruceWillisThrowsACar@You

      Because the world doesn't revolve around you fgt

      • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

        I'm so sorry that providing an example of a color that this device could have is so offending to you

  • Jun

    uh huh, you know what it is. black and yellow, black and yellow, black and yellow

  • MaroonRaccoon

    I really wish the N5 had a white front for this color and the red one. That shade of red plus the black front is ugly to me, and this one is just going to make me think of a bumble bee. I might still consider this if the price comes down some more. I know the phone is a year old and The new Moto X is right around the corner, but I wouldn't turn down an N5 if they do what they did with the N4 and drop the price $50 to $100 within the next few months.

  • someone755

    Plot twist: it's actually a leak of the N6.

  • WORPspeed

    Anyone got a red one and wants to trade with my white one?

  • Sammy80

    Is there a catch buying this phone from Google? It sells for much less than the price Canadian carriers offer it at, if you buy it outright that is, and the carrier version is locked. Am I missing something?

    • Thomas Cai Jinzhan

      no catch at all....there's what nexus devices, sold directly through google play is...

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    Aaaaand it's gone.

  • Guest
  • h4rr4r

    If it is anything like the red, it will actually be about that bright. Which is good.

  • Kylecore

    Is it yellow because Lemon Meringue Pie is yellow?!?!?

    • Shane Redman


  • pepe

    Another evidence right here - - - http://www.android.com/new/images/home/devices.jpg

  • Cael

    No Nexus 6? New Nexus 5 color with an 801? LOL

  • Hugh Johnson

    must be a slow news day...

  • Tom Harman

    to re-iterate my statement from yesterday, thanks google you suck, cause i had to purchase your yellow case for my white N5, and now i have a yellow skin, when i could have saved money and bought this instead!

  • Steve Freeman

    I guess 9 months wasn't QUITE enough time to get the exact shade of yellow they were going for.

  • Badouken

    Nexus 5 2014 only available in banana yellow!!!

  • https://plus.google.com/+SamanthaGobert/ Samantha Gobert

    Yellow for lemon merange pie!

  • duke69111

    Seams silly to release a yellow phone this late in the year, since we are likely only a few months away from the next nexus.

  • Dominik Tóth

    If there will be a yellow nexus 5 then we would see it on this site:

    and on this site:


    last two char of the suffix means the color.
    RD = red
    WH = white
    BK = black

    I knew that there will be a red nexus 5 from that site before the rumors started about it

  • Vincent Gaylie

    Yellow nexus will be released with lemon meruing pie

  • HeatFan786

    Give us a price drop already. The Nexus 4 dropped in price around this time last year.