Google Nexus 6, clearly one of the most anticipated technology products of the year, was finally launched on 15 October. Various online retailers throughout the world are engaged in a race to open pre-orders for the high-end smartphone running Android 'Lollipop' (version 5.0).
However, those of you eagerly waiting to lay your hands on the Nexus 6, especially in the United Kingdom will most likely have to wait longer. According to a tweet by Paul O'Brien of the MoDaCo Android and Windows Phone community, Nexus 6 will not reach the UK before December this year.
The exact reason for the apparent delay in the shipping of Nexus 6 to UK has not officially been made public by Paul O'Brien, who hints that just as the previous Nexus smartphone iterations faced shipping issues, prospective buyers of Nexus 6 should also anticipate the same set of issues this time around as well.
"Think you're getting a Nexus 6 in the UK before December? Think again!" states Paul, in his tweet.
As of now, Nexus 6 will be sold by all the major wireless carriers in the US, but the smartphone's availability with UK carriers is not known. Pre-orders for Nexus 6 are expected to begin from 29 October.
As well as the release date being unknown, the price of the Nexus 6 in the UK is still a mystery. There are however some indications which suggest the latest Nexus smartphone will not have the same budget credentials as its predecessors, and could cost in excess of £500.
Key technical specifications of Google/Motorola Nexus 6:
- 5.96in capacitive AMOLED display, enclosed within Gorilla Glass 3;
- Android 5.0 'Lollipop' operating system; straight out of the box;
- 2.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor;
- 3GB RAM;
- 13MP rear camera with dual-LED flash;
- 2MP front snapper;
- 32/64GB fixed internal storage;
- 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, Wi-Fi and microUSB connectivity; and
- 3220 mAh non-removable Lithium-Polymer battery that is claimed to offer talktime of up to 24 hours, along with a claimed standby time of 330 hours.
The 5.96in screen offered by Nexus 6 could get some people thinking about the 'awkward' nature of the smartphone which has to be held across the ear, while making/receiving calls.