The Nexus 6 release date and pre-order situation has been a bit of a mess with stock being empty from any and all sources, but today we have good news for those who were able to secure an order. Yesterday we confirmed more pre-order options had arrived, and quickly sold out, but now Motorola has reportedly started shipping the Nexus 6 early.
Since being first announced on October 15th the Nexus 6 release date has been a complete mystery. There’s still no solid release date from Google, even though Play Store orders are suggested to ship around the 21st, but today good news finally arrived.
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The Nexus 6 is finally headed to the hands on eager customers and will be more widely available this week to prospective buyers. From AT&T taking pre-orders, to Sprint offering the new handset in stores tomorrow, November 14th. Read on for more details regarding Nexus 6 pre-order shipments.
This morning multiple reliable sources on Twitter have confirmed the Nexus 6 has indeed started shipping as of today from Motorola. Meaning that for those who ordered from Motorola.com over the past week, rather than from the Play Store, may get the device as soon as tomorrow or Friday depending on shipping.
MotoFirmware has also confirmed the same details, suggesting that “Your Nexus 6 has shipped” email notifications are now going out to many customers that were able to order the Nexus 6 from Motorola before it sold out last Wednesday. More orders went up for pre-order yesterday, but sold out in under an hour, but this is certainly good news regarding the Nexus 6 release date.
Well here is some good news. The Nexus 6 should be shipping today from Motorola! Proof to come!
— Moto Firmware (@MotoFirmware) November 13, 2014
Google’s pre-order system suggested orders would start shipping until November 21st, and Motorola.com was telling buyers the Nexus 6 would ship with an “estimated delivery date of 11/19” for day-one orders. Of course that’s next Wednesday, and not today. However, it looks like orders are shipping out early, and many buyers will have the Nexus 6 before the end of the week.
It’s worth noting that many who pre-ordered the Nexus 6 from Motorola.com also received expected ship dates of November 21st, and some as late as November 26th.
We’ve reached out to Motorola who still claims orders will ship around Friday and be delivered by the 19th estimate originally mentioned during the pre-order process, but we’ve now heard from more than a few sources suggesting otherwise. A quick call to Motorola’s support number we were told they should ship within the next 24-48 hours, which is good news.
Buyers of the brand new Nexus 6 should take this with a small grain of salt for now, as we’ve yet to find any confirmation emails, but will update the moment we know more. Three different sources have all claimed the Nexus 6 is shipping today from Motorola, for some, so keep an eye out for those shipping emails. While you wait check out plenty of coverage in our Nexus 6 Portal.