Humor: This handy flowchart outlines Nexus 6 availability

The Nexus 6, Google’s latest pure Android experience smartphone was on sale for about five minutes before selling out, now it has achieved a status akin to that of the tooth fairy, or maybe a unicorn. Each mythical in nature, but some claim to have seen them so, they must exist right?

All kidding aside, the demand has once again proven to be a point of discussion this year, and the Nexus 6 is fully deserving of such excitement, a Quad-HD display, front facing speakers, 13-megapixel camera, and top-shelf insides make for an attractive gadget.

In the Google Play store, Google has noted that it will update availability every Wednesday so people can inevitably jam the inter-webs with purchase demands of the new Android flagship (while also conspicuously leaving out Verizon in the list of carriers). In the mean time, David Ruddock at Android Police has prepared an infographic to assist you in ascertaining the availability of the Nexus 6.

As you can plainly see, it is highly accurate. Not even Motorola has a secret stash, so you get to wait with the rest of us.

source: David Ruddock (Google+)



1. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2278; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Seems decent enough.

2. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Cue anti-Motorola/Google trolls whining about how Google magically failed where Apple didn't, when the only difference is the actual number of units sold.

5. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Well yea, Apple shortages are demand, Google shortages are incompetence. If anyone knows, it is the so well informed Apple crowd.

20. needa

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

the phone hasn't been released yet. how can there possibly be shortages?

26. MySchizoBuddy

Posts: 159; Member since: Aug 23, 2011

you are talking to android fanboy. why the shock?

30. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Both of them are. Sniggly is specifically a Motorola fanboy. Heaven forbid you call him out for being wrong.

36. needa

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

indeed. i am a die hard moto fanboy myself, but i still call it like i see it. the moment someone else makes a phone that is better for the parameters i have in place for a phone, i will jump ship.

39. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I meant sniggly and final flash in that comment.

13. tury694

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

Don't let the stupid windows logo fool you I love Android, but it is complete incompetence that Google fails to keep their flagship in stock. You know that Apple factories are working at full potential to stock the iPhones, and you also have to factor in the disparity in units sold. Google once again failed to gauge demand, but if you want to remain oblivious to the truth then so be it.

19. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Its worst then stupid windows logo its Windows Vista logo -.-

17. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You were proven wrong on this in the other discussion. Do you really want to dig yourself into another hole sniggly?

18. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

The pattern here is with Google though, not Motorola. Haven't they had problems launching and stocking every Nexus phone since the 4?

28. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Yes they had the same botched launch with the last 2 nexus phones and the Nexus 7 tablet.

23. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Actually, you were fu cking stupid enough to present the following argument: "I can walk into an Apple store *right now,* two months after launch, and buy an iPhone without a problem. I can't do that *right now,* a week BEFORE launch, and get a Nexus." I'd say the only one who dug themselves into a hole was you.

29. Mxyzptlk unregistered

No you were the one who brought up apple. I'm not the only one calling you out as you can see above. Now you're getting butthurt and cussing a fit.

32. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

I love how when you're completely wrong and have nothing backing you up you resort to attacking the fact that I swear. What are you, an 80 year old churchgoer or something? And yes, I bring up Apple to show the hypocrisy when you simultaneously praise them for selling out and attack Google for selling out.

40. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I only pointed it out because you're throwing a hissy fit. Several people have given reasons why the shortage game is different between apple and Google. Google is attacked because it has been happening since the Nexus 4. With Apple, at least you have many stores to buy the iphone at. That is not the case with the Nexus. This is just poor management by Google.

41. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Agree with you for a second time actually, both being about this very subject. Google can't get their heads out of their a$$ on this issue. We all know that the nexus name isn't even a fraction as big as the iPhone name and in no way can be compared. Did the note 4 see shortage? Nope and we again know that the nexus line isn't even a fraction as big as the note line. For a company like Google who is rarely way off the mark they should stick to software only because production management is not something they do well. I will once again wait this week to at least preorder a nexus 6 and if still nothing I'm going to pick up a note 4

44. Mxyzptlk unregistered

The Note 4 was in high demand but it wasn't difficult at all to get a preorder or buy one on day one/ They're closer to the iPhone in terms of exposure than the Nexus is. Him trying to compare the two is ludicrous. Google and Motorola need to get their act straight and fix their production problems or their incompetency with the Nexus.

3. skatrdie0

Posts: 37; Member since: May 09, 2014

It was on sale for 5 minutes? For 85%+ of us it didn't even allow you to buy it. It went straight from coming soon to out of stock. If it were for 5 minutes I would have gotten one....maybe they should sell more than 6 pre-orders next time. too bad Motorola went ahead and bought a note 4

14. CruiseGuy

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 18, 2013

Sounds like you still wish you got the Nexus 6. :) I think they simply weren't ready (i.e. how Apple builds a stockpile for several months before selling) and they wanted to time it with the 6+ launch or very close to that. If they had waited another 60 days until supplies built up, timing may have been worse.

4. dimas

Posts: 3380; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Google trying to hype up their phone to increase people's curiosity. Sorry Google, until you stop creating larger display and put an sd slot in your device, Nexus lines will not be a hit to most android users.

33. sany2014

Posts: 6; Member since: Nov 08, 2014

such a lame reply! having an SD card and small screens will not make a device a hit. Nexus devices were historically a popular device if you are just exploring the Nexus series. What about iphones? they too don't have expandable storage - are you in this world?

6. Wildmanfan

Posts: 238; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

Jesus, who writes these articles? Captain Obvious? Listen, I'm tired of hearing about the specs of the Nexus 6. Until they are available, shut up. Hey phonearena, how about a review of the phone instead of articles like this?

9. alouden unregistered

I think there is a google-enforced embargo on the kind of reviews we are waiting on.

10. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

There is... no in-depth review until November 12.

34. sany2014

Posts: 6; Member since: Nov 08, 2014

probably the writer is frustrated that they didn't receive a review unit. hold your guns!

7. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I'm curious to at least see how the device feels in hand. I finally got my hand around a '14 Moto X and it felt deceptively thin. Motorola knows how to design a phone.

8. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Click Bait

11. MasterSyrron

Posts: 59; Member since: Dec 08, 2012

I'm doing my part and not buying one of these. You're welcome.

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