The Nexus 6 went up for pre-order on October 29th, only to run out of stock almost instantly. While it’s hard not to be a little annoyed at Google for botching yet another Google Play Nexus launch, those who are still waiting for a chance for the Nexus 6 will be happy to know Google has released an update on the situation.
The official Nexus 6 listing now carries the following message:
We are getting more Nexus 6 devices in stock as soon as possible. To make things simpler for you, we will work to make more devices available each Wednesday and encourage you to visit the site then.The Nexus 6 will also be available in AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and U.S. Cellular stores later in November. Please check with your local carrier store for more information.
While “Wednesday” is pretty vague, at least this gives us a little more direction as to when we’ll be able to potentially pick up the handset. It also means that you might want to visit Google Play at least a few times tomorrow if yo have your heart set on picking up the phablet. So what went wrong this time around with the Nexus 6? Considering it’s higher price and bigger size, we don’t imagine that it sold millions of units in under 90 seconds. Instead, the initial stock was probably extremely low, and this could be due to the fact the phone is also launching on all major US carriers and plenty of other carriers around the globe.
Are you still planning to pick up the Nexus 6? If so, will you do so through Google Play, or will you go the carrier route this time around?