The new Motorola-made Google Nexus 6 smartphone has finally been released in the United States. An actual Nexus 6 release date was never formally announced, as Google is allowing each of the five major carriers to release the new flagship smartphone throughout the month. And today that continues with one more carrier here in the United States.
The impressive Nexus 6 was announced back on October 15th along with the Nexus 9 tablet, a Nexus Player, and the completely redesigned and improved Android 5.0 Lollipop software update. After pre-orders started, T-Mobile was supposed to be the first to offer it, but a delay made that release date be pushed back until today.
Overall the release date and pre-order plan wasn’t very well executed. Stock was sold out within minutes from the Google Play Store and only a few hours on Motorola.com, but today those looking to snag it can find one from Sprint stores, Best Buy, and starting today it’s available from T-Mobile both in stores and online.
Late last week we confirmed a few pre-orders had already started shipping for early delivery, and Monday Google followed Motorola’s lead and started sending out pre-orders a bit early as well. However, if you weren’t able to snag a pre-order, read on for more details.
On the October 15th announcement day T-Mobile confirmed they’d have the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 both in stores starting November 12th, which was the first carrier and earliest date to get the new 6-inch phablet/smartphone. A few days before the 12th however, T-Mobile delayed the launch one week to better prepare for the release date and stock up on more inventory.
Thanks to the short delay, users can now walk into a nearby T-Mobile store and snag the Midnight Blue Nexus 6 with 32GB of internal storage for $649 outright, or $27 a month for 24 months with $0 down. That said, if you’re interested in the 64GB option that is only available online, from the link posted above.
The 64GB Nexus 6 from T-Mobile’s online site has one-day shipping available, meaning you can order today and have it delivered tomorrow. If you’re willing to pay. Just like Sprint, who was the first carrier in the United States to offer the Nexus 6 late last week, the Midnight Blue color option is the only choice for prospective buyers. The Cloud White Nexus 6 isn’t available from either carrier, nor from AT&T who started shipping pre-orders as of yesterday.
The only place to snag the White Nexus 6 appears to be from the Google Play Store or Motorola’s website, but stock doesn’t last for more than a few minutes each time it actually does arrive. As a reminder, Google promised more stock each Wednesday on the Play Store, so your chance to purchase the flagship phone in White will be sometime today.
As of today the Nexus 6 is available from T-Mobile, Sprint, and currently available but sold out on AT&T.com. There are no details or official release dates from US Cellular or Verizon Wireless, but we’re hearing the Verizon Nexus 6 release could be pushed into early December.
Those that are still on the fence about buying Google’s new smartphone can check out our full Nexus 6 Review for more details, then snag it from any of the three carriers or locations mentioned above.