The first wave of reviews of several blogs is out and the first people reported that their Nexus 6P or 5X are shipped on on their way. Meanwhile, all Nexus fans not living in the US, Canada, UK or Japan are still waiting, riding the hype train and hoping that the torture soon finds an end. Since my current base is Berlin, I am one of those unlucky ducks.
Google decision to first release the new Nexus generation in four countries came as a negative surprise to a lot of Android fans that were not able to immediately pre-order their new Nexus. However, this decision was probably the reason why the whole pre-order process went incredibly well without any site breakdowns and frustrated people that couldn’t complete their order.
Nevertheless, a flawless pre-order in a few countries didn’t change the situation that many people had no information about release dates in their countries. Although there’s no official statement from Google about those dates except the words “in the coming weeks”, some sources claim to have gotten more precise information about the release of the 6P and 5X in a couple countries. On top of that, some online retailers already added time periods in which customers can expect their Nexus to be shipped.
Below, I summarized the unofficial availabilities of the Nexus 6P and 5X in Europe:
Germany: 9th of November (pre-orders possibly beginning of November)
According to the German magazine Computer Bild, the Nexus devices start selling on the 9th of November. It also mentions that the promotion of the devices starts on the second. This could mean that pre-orders also start on that date.
Netherlands: 26th – 30th of October
Coolblue – one of the major online stores in the Netherlands – has had Nexus product pages for a few days already mentioning that it expects to ship the first devices between the 26th and 30th of October.
Switzerland: 26th of October
PCtipp, as well as several other Swiss sites, reported that the Nexus devices will be available in Switzerland on the 26th of October. That’s the first non-launch country to have such an early specific date. Good for you, Swiss people!
Denmark: 9th – 15th of November
A few Danes reported that the Danish carrier “Call Me” told them that they can expect their Nexus 6P in week 46 (9th – 15th). Besides that, the Danish online shop Proshop expects to have the 6P in stock on the 11th and the 5X on the 10th of November.
Portugal: Beginning – Mid November
Sorry Portugal, I didn’t find a specific date for you guys. There are sites that report a release in the beginning of November and then there’s a tweet from Huawei saying that the Nexus devices come to Portugal somewhere in the middle of November. The tweet says “Hello @ FLaKas_7. We will not have pre-sales of the Nexus 6P. But the launch in Portugal is scheduled for mid November. Stay tuned. Thank you”.
Olá @FLaKas_7. Não teremos pré-venda do Nexus 6P. Mas o lançamento em Portugal está previsto para Meados de Novembro. Fique atento. Obrigado
With no specific dates for the other European countries in which the Nexus devices will eventually launch, we can only make assumptions. Looking at the countries above, we can expect that other countries will follow the trend and see the Nexus 6P and 5X at some point in November.
If you know more about the release dates in Europe, please let us know in the comments! We’ll try to update this article as soon as we know more.