Google has just very silently added a dozen more markets that will be receiving the new Nexus 6. That is, at least when the smartphone actually becomes really available. While it is definitely good news to see that Google is expanding initial availability to more than just a single country, the continued absence of the device only serves to increase anxiety, and perhaps even a bit of resentment, which could very well color the public’s opinion of Google’s first ever phablet.

Technically speaking, the Nexus 6 is already available, at least for pre-order, as of last week. However, stocks immediately plummeted in less than 24 hours, leading to confusion, speculation, and disappointment. Google then promised to try and refresh stocks and that it will open pre-order doors again every Wednesday. Of course, that hasn’t sufficiently addressed the real issue. In the meantime, Motorola has started accepting orders but is even being more mysterious and vague by withholding availability information until only after you have purchased the device. In other words, you’re still not guaranteed to get one immediately.

Despite what’s happening in its home base, Google has roped in 12 more countries into this game of chance. The local Google Play Store pages for those countries now show the Nexus 6 as well as the prices for them.


Of course, they don’t say when the device will actually be available for purchase, which will probably just aggravate would-be buyers even further. The rather high price tag for the Nexus 6 doesn’t help either. Of course, if they want a Nexus experience on a Motorola device, they’re really out of luck. Unless they live in Latin America and can compromise a bit on the less than pure Android software, in which case they might have better, but also more expensive, option in the Moto Maxx.

VIA: SlashGear, Android Police


  1. As usual Australia gets the ‘Australia’ tax – jacking the price over $100 over the currency conversion rate – but I will still get one. I also hear that the US version wont work in OZ due to our strange mobile frequency bands.

  2. First I looked at the 649€ tag and was pissed off for the typical 1:1 conversion rate, but if you take in count that US customers need to pay taxes after the 649$ price tag (I saw some floating around 50-60$), the price almost equals out (I guess it depends on the state of the USA where you live, if you get higher or lower tax). But the german price is the final.
    Still, a bit expensive, but after looking up the Moto X on Motorola DE site, and putting together one for myself, the price is totally fair. Sure, you get the X for around 579/589€ (32GB), but you still need to buy a quick charger separately, which costs around 30€ if I remember correctly, and you are almost at price again. And if you add the extra features and benefits of the N6 (wireless charging, bigger screen if it is a main point for you, +1GB RAM, OIS, a bit more powerful SoC, way bigger battery – which I know might be shadowed by that qHD screen) I think you get a more future proof phone for that extra 40€ (I’m always buying unlocked phones only). Although if Moto Maxx would be available outside Latin America, that would make a very worthy opponent.
    At least this is how I see it, and I’m open to discussion.


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