Over the course of 2014, we watched as the majority of the Google Play Edition devices disappeared from the Play Store. Former options such as the HTC One M7, Xperia Z Ultra, the Moto G, and the LG G Pad 8.3 (forever known in our hearts as the LGGP83GPE) have all vanished. Now the Galaxy S4, after being out of stock for a long time, has gone away as well.

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The devices section of Google Play now shows just four phones and tablets: the Nexus 9, the Nexus 6, the Nexus 5, and the Google Play Edition HTC One M8. All four of these are products released within the past year, but only one is a Google Play Edition device.

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On one hand, it's nice to see the older gadgets cleared out. On the other, all we're seeing now is a whole lot of Nexus. And since the Nexus 5 and 6 are both currently out of stock, the pickings are really slim at the moment.

Hopefully things improve going into the first few months of 2015, but considering how we just went through the holiday season with only this year's new Nexus hardware joining the list, you might not want to hold your breath.

Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition