Sprint's Nexus 6 Will Be Available in Stores on Friday November 14th


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This is an interesting development regarding the Nexus 6. The Sprint version of the device will actually be available in-stores and for online purchase this Friday (November 14th). To be clear, this is not a pre-order. While AT&T just announced preorder availability for their Nexus 6 starting today, you can't pick one up in stores yet.

Of course, if Sprint is getting it on the 14th, it's very likely that AT&T will probably start shipping out Nexus 6 devices to match that availability date. We can't say that for sure, but it's a solid guess. We suspect that Android 5.0 Lollipop will start officially rolling out OTA to Nexus devices around that same day.

We have included more details regarding Sprint's Nexus 6 launch this Friday in the thread below with a quote from their press release.

Here's our Nexus 6 section in the forums for more discussion: Nexus 6 Android Forum at DroidForums.net
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Here's Sprint's press release,

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), November 11, 2014 - Before the holiday shopping season kicks into high gear, Sprint (NYSE: S) will offer Nexus 6 with 2.5GHz LTE data speeds and a pure Android™ experience coupled with rate plans like the Sprint Family Share Pack offering the best value for families who want shared data. Nexus 6 by Motorola is one of the first devices to be loaded with Google’s latest Android 5.0, Lollipop, operating system.

Nexus 6 will be available beginning Friday, Nov. 14, in Sprint direct ship sales channels, including Sprint Stores, Sprint Business Sales, Web Sales and Telesales at 1-800-SPRINT1. With Sprint Easy PaySM, well-qualified buyers can purchase Nexus 6 with $0 down (plus tax) and 24 monthly payments of $29 (SRP: $696; excluding taxes; service plan required).

The Sprint Family Share Pack offers the best value for families with its shared-data plans. A family with up to 10 lines can get 20GB of shared data and unlimited talk and text for only $100 a month through 2015.1 For a family of four, that’s a savings of $60 per month versus AT&T’s and $40 per month versus Verizon’s current pricing through 2015.2

Sprint also offers Nexus 6 customers unlimited talk, text and data while on the Sprint network for $60 per month with the Sprint $60 Unlimited Plan – a $20 savings per month compared to T-Mobile’s $80 unlimited plan.3

“Nexus 6 sets the stage for exciting new developments in smartphones with a stunning 6-inch Quad HD display, perfect for movies, videos and surfing the Web,” said Doug Kaufman, director-Device Strategy, Sprint. “With pricing plans like the Sprint Family Share Pack, families can take advantage of all the features of Nexus 6 without worrying about expensive rate plans or running out of data each month.”

As first device from Sprint to ship with Lollipop, Nexus 6 also comes equipped with a contoured aluminum frame, 6-inch Quad HD display and 13-megapixel camera. The large screen is complemented by dual front-facing stereo speakers that deliver high-fidelity sound, making it as great for movies and gaming as it is for getting work done. It also comes with a Turbo Charger for up to six hours of battery use with only 15 minutes of charge.

“We're excited to collaborate with Motorola and Sprint to introduce customers to Nexus 6 and Android 5.0, Lollipop, our biggest release yet,” said Hiroshi Lockheimer, vice president, Engineering for Android.

The Sprint 4G LTE network serves 540 cities, making it easy for customers to take advantage of all the great features of Nexus 6. Customers seeking additional information can visitwww.sprint.com/nexus6.

About Sprint

Sprint (NYSE: S) is a communications services company that creates more and better ways to connect its customers to the things they care about most. Sprint served 55 million customers as of September 30, 2014 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; leading no-contract brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Sprint has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America for the last four years. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com orwww.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.

1The $100 offer is available through Jan. 15, 2015, when customers switch to Sprint. Valid when customers port numbers to Sprint. It includes $10, $15 or $20/month/line access charges waived through 2015. Valid only on 20GB or higher data allowance. Data allowance charges still apply. Requires one phone per plan.

2Compared to 10GB high-speed 3G/4G plans for four lines. Other data options available on other carriers.

3T-Mobile Simple Choice includes unlimited International text/data features. The $80 plan includes 5GB of high-speed Mobile Hotspot Data. Other data options available."

Source: Get Nexus 6 on Nov. 14 with Sprint Family Share Pack - Best Value for Families Who Want Shared Data Sprint Newsroom
those on Sprint looking to get this should jump on it. With Google and Motorola out of stock and T-mobile pushing back a week you may not be able to grab one via other means for awhile.