UPDATE 10/31: The anticipated ship date for the Nexus 6 is set for November 21st according to Google. This is most likely a placeholder date, as rumors place ship dates as soon as next week. Thanks SamuriHL for the info!
The Google Nexus 6, since announced has sat at a "Coming Soon" status from Google, and preorders were not opened for its planned release in November. But news surfacing this morning may explain why those sitting at their computers impatiently (or patiently) with their credit card have not been able to gain access. Google, as of this morning, says the Nexus 6 is now "Out of Stock."
Here's why: The Nexus 6 could possibly be unavailable off-carrier, meaning that the device may only be available for purchase if tied to a cell phone carrier (on or off contract). Some thought that the preorders were opened and they sold out so fast that it went out of stock. This isn't too surprising, as the Nexus 5 sold out in less than 24 hours, however, the Nexus 6 probably did not sell out in less than 5 minutes.
Google apparently only offered (and could still be offering) a small portion of Nexus 6 devices for direct-to-public release, and the carriers (AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint) have reserved the rest, thus releasing the Nexus 6 through carriers instead of offering availability through the Play Store.
How does everyone feel about this move, which seems to be completely intentional by Google? I personally do not think this was the best move as sales will probably be majorly damaged - those who want to buy off-carrier cannot purchase the device as they have been able with Nexus devices in the past. This isn't gonna be good for Google.
Weigh in on this in the comments.
Edited by droidian1441, 31 October 2014 - 07:09 AM.