A number of sites have picked up on a supposed leak from Android Police purportedly showing that’s T-Mobile’s stock of the upcoming Nexus 6 will be constrained at launch. His source tells him that only 1 out of every 3 stores will have them in stock on release day.
The staff community system has a message detailing that “due to inventory constraints” only some stores will have the Nexus 6 in stock. However, all stores will be able to take orders and have them shipped to customers.
If you need to know if your local store has them, there is this list (it’s a long one). It shows all the retail store locations, and shows which are to receive demo models and saleable stock, and which are only receiving demo units. And it makes for pretty grim reading. We also checked with our own sources who have proven reliable time and again. They confirmed to us that these leaks are accurate.
With all that said, I don’t think we can be surprised. Stock of the Nexus 6 quickly sold out on the Google Play Store as soon as customers could submit orders. From Google and Motorola’s point of view, it’s better to be selling out of limited stock, than to have thousands of devices sitting around in shipments and store shelves collecting dust (*coughs* “Fire Phone” *coughs*).
But while it isn’t surprising, it is disappointing. From our own informal surveys, the Nexus 6 appears to be an incredibly popular device among our readers, many of whom will have wanted to grab one from T-Mobile.
Will you be ordering through T-Mobile? Or are you tempted to get Google’s Play Store version now?