Motorola is also sold out of the Nexus 6

Motorola is also sold out of the Nexus 6
Trying to buy the Nexus 6 and strike out at the Google Play Store? Just the other day, Google announced that it would be replenishing inventory of the stock Android handset in the Google Play Store, by delivering a new shipment each Wednesday. Turning to the manufacturer's own website also will leave you swinging at air. On Motorola's page for the Nexus 6, you will find those three sad words: Out of stock. But you can click on a link where you can leave your email address so that you can be notified when the next batch arrives.

We do know that the Nexus 6 will eventually find its way to the major U.S carriers. A leaked internal memo from the T-Mobile camp confirms that the device will be hitting John Legere's crew starting on November 12th. The 32GB model is $649 while $50 more will buy you the 64GB variant.

This is Motorola's first crack at producing a Nexus handset. Previous manufacturers included HTC (Nexus One), Samsung (Nexus S, Galaxy Nexus) and LG (Nexus 4, Nexus 5).


source: Motorola via AndroidCentral

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  • Battery 3220 mAh(24h talk time)

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68 Comments

1. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2279; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

They'll be back. I wonder how much they sell over the year compared to the sales of Nexus 5. In other news, MS took the #2 spot at being the most valuable company.

8. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Google and Motorola sure know how to botch launches. Nexus 5, Moto 360, Moto 360 contest, Nexus 6. It's pathetic. Either they suck at math or they have the world's worst system of logistics. At this point it's easier to get a cold than it is to preorder a Nexus.

12. camera531

Posts: 346; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

Just get the new Moto X. It's what the Nexus 6 should've been. I wouldn't trade mine for the Nexus 6 (or any other phone). The specs are more than adequate for over 99% of users.

14. Micah007

Posts: 266; Member since: Oct 09, 2014

99% of users huh................got any data to back up that claim?

16. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

The battery is pretty bad, the camera is too but I doubt most people would notice that without doing a side by side. I may get one whenever they get +$100 cheaper and I could use my edu account with it.

17. Rydsmith unregistered

No...the Droid Turbo is what the Moto X should have been.

32. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Exactly besides the chunky look

22. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

When Apple sells out, it's because Apple is awesome and everyone wants the iPhone and it's not their fault. When Google and/or Motorola sells out, it's because they suck and botched the launch and have no idea how to sell devices. Everyone else can see the hypocrisy except for you.

26. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Come on man.. We all know it's not due to a huge amount of sales. Either it's due to carriers taking the bulk of the phone's or its Google really effing things up. Apple sales speak for themselves. When's the last time you heard Google say or see a statistic that said Google sold millions of nexus devices in 24 hours. I'm waiting for the nexus 6 myself but we all know nexus isn't a household name yet and there is no way you can talk about Apple sales in the same sentence as nexus sales.

34. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

It's maybe not on the same scale, but it's the same principle. Maybe Google expected to sell 500,000 Nexuses on launch day, and maybe they thought the increased price might decrease demand from last year, as well as the constant bitching that the phone was too big. But lo and behold, there go the 500,000 units almost instantly. It's no different than Apple stocking those millions upon millions of units, yet somehow selling out within a day. They know the phone's going to sell like hotcakes, they produce them months ahead of time, yet still come up short. If anything Apple is MORE culpable for its failure to meet demand with supply than Google or Motorola is because it hasn't had a failed launch yet.

46. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

"Maybe Google expected to sell 500,000 Nexuses on launch day, and maybe they thought the increased price might decrease demand from last year, as well as the constant bitching that the phone was too big. But lo and behold, there go the 500,000 units almost instantly." Divide this by 500 and you might get real numbers. For example, HTC offered only a few hundred Nexus 9 tablets for sale directly. With Moto it was probably about 1000 phones. The dumbest thing though is not having real pre-orders. Somehow Google thinks hunger marketing builds brand value. It doesn't. People going hungry doesn't make for happy people.

49. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

I am betting that the carriers have something to do with this. The launch on Google play was way better than this last year. They kept replenishing them faster. Now there is no real replenishing so to speak. Google higher price may also be due to carriers complaining that they were under sold by the MFG at the G Play site. To make carriers happy Google launched only a handful on the Play store to appease the public that they did launch, but the real intention is to let carriers make some money! I bet Nexus 5 activation's were strong, and higher from the G Play store than from carriers last year, and now carriers want in on the demand for said devices.

48. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

You make a really good point here. Never thought about it like this. You mean after all these years....Apple cant anticipate demand for their iconic phone? Yea right...

51. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Pulling numbers out your bottom without any sources doesn't help, sniggly. If they know the phone was going to sell good, then they should have upped their production instead of this poor showing they're doing right now. Apple did up their numbers for the iPhone but demand was still high. That has nothing to do with this since the iphone sells itself. That hole is getting bigger.

56. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

The fact is they probably didn't know how well the phone would sell. It was priced and sized way higher than the previous model, and there was quite a lot of vocal opposition to it. Demand was higher than expected, which is exactly what happens to Apple each year.

57. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Or maybe they once again botched a launch because of poor mismanagement. Just admit that they messed up again instead of being in damage control mode.

52. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

The reason you can't compare the two is they are running two different sales models. Ask yourself this, how many other android phones is the Nexus competing with? Now ask yourself how many other iOS phones is the iPhone 6 Plus competing with? Both OSs sell on a large scale, the difference is that many different android models shrinks the amount of sales each model sees. Apple OTOH has up until the last 2 years only introduced 1 model, and even in the last 2 years they only had 2 models. Look at it this way. Take a pie chart, divide it into 2 pieces for Android and iOS. Now, divide each OS piece by the number of sales for each model of phone launched in that year. It's not a hard concept to understand, more models means diluting the number of sales for each individual phone model. The good thing about it is if you go Android, you have more choice in terms of size, design, features, manufacturer, etc. Currently with Apple, you have small or large. As far as what some are saying about how Motorola should've been more prepared as far as stock, look at the comments about the Nexus 6 after we learned about it's size and up until launch. Hardly anyone said they wanted to buy it. It was too big or pass, next phone was all you heard. Now they're selling out and people can't understand why. If I was looking at the public reaction to the rumors, I'd be wary of making too many and having a ton of stock to unload. Then it launches and everyone wants one. Everyone said they didn't want it, and now suddenly they do. There's no way to gauge that.

27. Sauce2

Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Minus the fact that Apples sells out of millions and millions of devices around the globe. Different here. Use yo' brain.

33. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Yet it's easier to order the iPhone. Looks like the above comments just shot your point down completely. Might want to stop before the hole you dug yourself in gets any bigger

35. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

It's easier to order the iPhone *now,* but it sure as hell isn't around launch day every year. But you go ahead and keep fellating Apple. It doesn't make you any less wrong.

50. Mxyzptlk unregistered

If I wanted the iphone 6,I would not have trouble walking into a store and getting one right now. You're the one who brought up the iphone to back up your poorly structured point and now you're getting owned because of it.

55. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Yeah. "Right now." But two months ago when the 6 launched you most certainly could not. If my argument is so easy to dismiss, why do you have to resort to comparing two completely different situations in order to argue against it?

59. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I don't. You're the one who brought up the iphone remember. Why not just admit defeat here?

60. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Because my point is perfectly valid and you have thus far failed to effectively refute it?

61. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Your point was squashed by a couple of comments before. You're digging yourself into a deeper hole.

67. Jeremy8000

Posts: 8; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Following your logic... If I had both an iPhone 6 and a Nexus 6 in my possession right now, I would have no issue selling the Nexus 6 for retail (or even substantially more), whereas the iPhone 6 would sell for substantially less. Ergo, iPhones lose value much more quickly than Nexus. If you're not looking to compare their availability under the same relative conditions (at their respective initial releases), you're making a faulty comparison.

36. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

That's not the same thing. People say Apple cant figure out demand but every year they increase their launch day inventory, but it doesn't matter. The demand for an iPhone on launch day is almost perfectly inelastic, the demand for any Moto device is not.

39. MySchizoBuddy

Posts: 159; Member since: Aug 23, 2011

You get actual numbers for the iphone. here you are just out of stock without any mention of numbers. Why is this so difficult for android fanboy to comprehend.

37. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

You're the pathetic one. At least motorola still makes a great device

63. troutsy

Posts: 383; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

If you don't know anything about marketing/production planning/sales, why do you make comments on how a company performs in those areas? Android devices have a much greater fall-off after the initial launch because they have much greater competition and less-than-a-year upgrade cycles. All companies build capacity for real weekly production and build a storage prior to launch for initial demand. Yes, Apple having less fall-off allows them to produce a larger storage initially. You're really suggesting that Motorola delay launch to increase initial storage for devices that may or may not sell. They accept the risk of selling out and feeding supply in a JIT fashion, which keeps inventory cost low and maximizes profits... Novel indeed!

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