Almost as quickly as it went up for sale, the Nexus 6 was out of stock. A confusing scenario, we wondered just what was going on. Did Google shut down orders until they could parse the first batch? Was there just a limited quantity? Did that many people really want a phone with a 6-inch screen?! We were all in the dark, but it seems at least one of those questions was right. Google’s quantity of Nexus 6 smartphones seems to be trickling in, and in limited quantities.
Via the Play Store page dedicated to the Nexus 6, there is now a notice that more Nexus 6 devices are coming. To “make things simpler”, Google will release them in batches every Wednesday. From the Nexus 6 page via Google Pay:
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.
Google also notes the Nexus 6 will be made available via AT&T, T-Mobile, US Cellular and Sprint toward the end of the month. Verizon won’t carry the device, but some reports suggest the Nexus 6 will work on their network.
Like OnePlus, Google will release their flagship incrementally, and create an ongoing demand based on limited supply. Like OnePlus, we don’t know how many devices there actually are, or how many are being sold, nor do we know if the color/spec combo we want is going to be made available.
We also don’t know when on Wednesdays Google will release the Nexus 6, and it’s unavailable for pre-order at this time. Hope you have a lot of free time on your hands in the middle of the week, Nexus fans.
Source: Google Play