Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG)’s Nexus 6 sold out on Play Store in just a few minutes when pre-orders began on Oct.29. However, there has been little clarity over when the phablet will start shipping. Some reports suggest that T-Mobile will launch the Nexus 6 on Nov.12. T-Mobile said in a news release, “The Nexus 6 by Motorola will join T-Mobile’s stellar device lineup on November 12.”
Hint comes from a Google support person
Other reports claim that the Motorola-made phablet will ship on Nov.21. But a Reddit thread says Motorola will begin deliveries on Monday, Nov.3. That means the shipping should begin anytime today. The Reddit thread also features a screenshot of a conversation between a Nexus 6 buyer and a Google support representative.
A message from the Google representative reads, “the Nexus 6 will not start shipping until 11/03/14.” The message further added that the orders will be processed chronologically. Google has said that, besides its Play Store, the Nexus 6 will also be sold through telecom carriers. However, the company is yet to provide details on carrier launches. Nexus 6 will be available on AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular.
Nexus 6 ‘coming soon’ to India
However, Nexus 6 pre-orders in Europe have been pushed back. Dutch website TechTastic has learned that Motorola has delayed the European pre-orders by two weeks from Nov.3 to Nov.18. The phablet has been listed on Indian online retailer Flipkart as “coming soon.” Motorola sells its phones in India exclusively through Flipkart.
Nexus 6 will rival Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 and Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus. Google has strategically priced it at a premium ($649) compared to its predecessors. The phone will run the newest Android Lollipop. Nexus 6 boasts of 5.95-inch Quad HD display, 13MP main camera, 3GB RAM, 3220mAh battery, 2.7-GHz quad core Snapdragon 805 processor, Adreno 420 GPU, and wireless charging technology.
According to Motorola, Nexus 6 will be sold in 28 countries by the end of November.