Nexus 6P sold out in Google Store

Nexus 6P sold out in Google Store
The Google Nexus 6P is listed as sold out right now in the US Google Store, and as always we're struck with the age-old question: is the phone really that popular or did Google ask Huawei to keep stock relatively limited until the demand for the device was determined? Given the general reviews of the Nexus 6P (the term "best Android phone" has been tossed around a bit), we're leaning towards the former.

What's interesting about this is that it isn't just one or two models of the Nexus 6P that are sold out, but all variants of color and storage tiers are sold out and pointing users to join a waiting list in order to be notified when the 6P is available again. Google had been pushing back the ship date for new purchases for a while, but there is always a breaking point and rather than give ship dates too far out, Google has opted to simply give the "out of stock" warning. 

Extra bad news is that it is unclear what this might mean for those who still want to buy the device, but may not get a chance to before the October 25th deadline for the limited-time $50 Google Play credit offer. We would hope that Google would offer that to anyone who joins the waiting list before the 25th, but we can't say for sure. 

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Nexus 6P
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3450 mAh(23h talk time)

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28 Comments

1. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

My N6 is good enough and since this has a smaller screen and less than 4 gigs of ram I will see what next year brings. I got the Marshmallow update and I feel pretty good holding on to the N6. When I say smaller screen I am talking in width dimensions....narrower and longer does not appeal to me at this point with the Nexus 6.

4. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

nexus 6 still a very great device an sd805&3g.ram is still more than enough

25. vincelongman

Posts: 5721; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Same for the Nexus 5! (minus the battery, but I have a battery pack anyways)

5. Orion78

Posts: 208; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

I'm in the same boat. The Nexus 6 is still a beast. Can't wait to see what Google brings in 2016.

10. Mxyzptlk unregistered

It hasn't aged well.

2. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

At least, it's still a great deal! But stock Android isn't my taste at all.

3. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

This is just like last year.. Google is terrible with distribution. They really need to learn from their yearly mistake

11. nuldolor5x.com unregistered

The stock of ten devices is sold out.

24. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

3, one for each storage.

15. KParks23

Posts: 725; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

They wanna save on them 50$ play gift cards, i went to preorder like a week ago and the one i wanted was sold out now im on a waiting list

6. aegislash

Posts: 1514; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Not nearly as bad as last year. Soon as Nexus 6 pre-orders went live, I tried ordering the 64GB in white, and it was out of stock within seconds. Gave up trying to pre-order and just went with 32GB Midnight Blue from T-Mobile.

7. aegislash

Posts: 1514; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

(continued) I swear they only had like five of each model/color up for pre-order.

8. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

I think Google ask Huawei to keep stock limited for a little numbers of units.

9. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Really Google? You've been pulling this crap since the nexus 4.

14. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Agreed.. They are terrible at selling devices. This happened when I purchased my nexus 4 and 6. Now it's happening again. Glad I wasn't interested in either of these nexus devices

12. redbaronk12

Posts: 99; Member since: Dec 14, 2013

Gonna miss water resistance wireless charging and screen to phone ratio on my N6, but willing to give the 6P a chance for better screen, battery, camera, and finger print sensor.

13. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

They are selling hundreds of units every week :P

16. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

N6 still good tho. Surprised the 5X isn't losing any availability too.

17. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

What's the word on thermals for the 6P? I'd like to know how they've handled the SD810

19. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Early reports suggest the device gets a little warm when syncing your account for the first time after you first login, and that's only barely. I have not heard of any throttling issues so far, everything thus far is positive. But it's still early.

18. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

32GB aluminum is still in stock at the Google store, and you can still buy the 32GB models for both aluminium and graphite on the Fi signup page... Still waiting for the 128GB frost model to become available again.

20. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Huawei store has 128gb and there is no tax. :)

21. Mobilephile

Posts: 167; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

Perhaps stock is being set aside for the Fi desl, where you post in installments.

22. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Or perhaps Google still has yet to get their act together when it comes to keeping stock. This is pathetic. I actually had my gift cards ready to buy before they were out of stock.

23. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

They managed to sell out just as some really stellar reviews are hitting the web. You'd think a company like Google would understand the basics of marketing.

26. hortizano

Posts: 294; Member since: May 22, 2013

This is pure business.. just offer a handful so you create more demand.. Then on the next batch you're going to sell them even faster to people who are going to afraid of being left out.. It is, after all, a marketing technique.

27. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

That's one way to do it, sure. The other is to have supply that meets demand, so that potential customers don't give up and buy a competitor's product when they don't feel it's worth the wait.

28. sandoons

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 24, 2015

One word comes to mind for y'all, "procrastination". All varients were in stock through mid October and Huawei still has them in stock. Stop blaming Google for your action or lack thereof.

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