If you’re an owner of Google’s Nexus 6, consider yourself lucky. The handset has been extremely hard to purchase from the Play Store, Motorola.com, and even from Sprint, T-Mobile and AT&T. Not to mention, Verizon hasn’t even launched the handset yet. But during Google’s Q4 earnings call that took place this afternoon, CFO Patrick Pichette elaborated on the Nexus 6’s supply constraints.
While the Nexus 7 was very well received as a new phone, we had real issues and were unable to secure sufficient inventory to meet the demand that we had forecasted.
Note: Pichette said ‘Nexus 7’ on the call, but clarified that he meant to say ‘Nexus 6’ later in the talk.
So, there you have it. Google has admitted they should have been keeping up with Nexus 6 demands. It’s tough to tell whether this problem is caused by a certain portion of the hardware or whether it stemmed from multiple components. Either way, we’re sure Google offering carriers the ability to sell the handset doesn’t help the situation at all. Hopefully Google has learned their lesson and won’t run into this problem the next time around.