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Google Nexus 6 release date, price and specs UK: Finally on sale but in limted supply

Chris Martin | Dec. 15, 2014
Everything you need to know about the new Nexus 6 made by Motorola with Android 5.0 Lollipop.

As expected, Google has announced the Nexus 6 smartphone with Android 5.0 Lollipop by way of a quick blog post rather than the big launch event but the device is having launch woes. It's finally on sale so here's all the Nexus 6 release date, price, pre-order and specs you need. Updated on 11/12/14. See also: Best smartphones 2014 and our full Nexus 6 review.

Just a day before Apple announced new iPads, Google unveiled a range of new devices to go with Android 5.0 Lollipop including the Nexus 9 and Nexus Player.

Google Nexus 6: Release date and price UK
Update: Although Google initially announced that the Nexus 6 will be available to pre-order in the UK in November and go on sale the same month, this has simply not happened. The device is now on the Google Play store priced at £499 for 32 GB and £549 for 64 GB but the only model available (as of 11/12) is the 32 GB blue and it will leave the warhouse in 3-4 weeks!

O2 has contacted us to announce the Nexus 6 is now available. Although O2 was the first to put the device on sale (4 December), launch woes continue elsewhere - see below.

We heard from various retailers that the phone would go on sale on 1 December but that day has arrived and thing appear to have only got worse.

Big high street name Carphone Warehouse now has the 32 GB blue model and although it claims to have an exclusive on the white model, it is available for pre-order and expected on 29 December.

Meanwhile, Clove has pre-sold all its stock which it is expecting on 22 December with a second batch set to arrive 'late December' and there is limited stock available to order now.

Mobilefun says the nexus 6 is due in a whopping two months on the blue model and Expansys doesn't even state when it is expecting the device. Mobiles.co.uk also gave a release date of 1 December but currently expects delivery on 15 December.

With Christmas fast approaching the Nexus 6 launch situation isn't good and Google has been all too quiet on the subject. We've reached out for comment and will update you as soon as we can.

Google Nexus 6: Specs and features
The Nexus 6 has been built by Motorola for Google and looks very similar to the Moto X. It has a 'contoured aluminium frame' which houses a 5.96in Quad HD screen (493ppi). Google's tag line for the phone is "more room to explore".

 

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