Wondering what’s up with one of the most anticipated phones of last year, the Nexus 6? You’re not the only one. It seems that there are some serious stock issues which result in huge delays. And delay is not the only problem. One of the major US carriers, Verizon Wireless, hasn’t even started to sell the handset yet. There’s hope that the wait will be over in the near future, though, as apparently Verizon version of the Nexus 6 is coming soon.
Verizon is about to start selling the Nexus 6
When Google announced the Nexus 6 back in October, it promised that the phone would arrive to all largest US carriers, that is AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon, which was later confirmed by those carriers. So we waited, and waited, and then waited some more until the handset finally showed up in stores, albeit in limited quantities. Verizon subscribers, however, are still waiting, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
It looks like Big Red will finally start selling the device. How do we know, since there was no official announcement? When you type “Nexus 6” in search box at Verizon’s official website, you will arrive at a site that simply claims that the device is “coming soon featuring Android 5.0 Lollipop”.
It’s not much to go on, since “soon” can really mean anything, especially with all the delays, but it’s a solid proof that the carrier hasn’t given up on the Nexus 6. It’s not just Verizon, though. Apparently, other carriers also experience problems with stock, and even if you order the device through the Play Store, you have to wait at least three days for it to ship. As Google explained, the delays are caused by the company’s slow growth during the last Q4, so in all fairness, it’s not entirely Verizon’s fault that customers can’t get the Nexus 6 just yet.
A phone’s success greatly depends on its distribution. There is always a risk that anxious customers will loose patience and buy another device. Devoted fans, however, will wait, no matter how long it takes. Hopefully, for Verizon subscribers it won’t be long now.