First Batch Of Nexus 6 Preorders Ships Out To U.S., Buyers Report Getting Shipping Notices From China

By Connor Sears , Updated Nov 14, 2014 06:55 PM EST

The first order of Google's Nexus 6 phablets seems to be on its way to the States as many early preorderers are reporting getting shipping notices that say the phones are coming direct from China.

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The Nexus 6 has proven hard to get a hold of, with Google's own Play store repeatedly reporting a lack of inventory. Only a couple of service providers have even started opening up preorders. Now, it looks like the very first crop of people who snagged their preorders through Google or Motorola early on are getting confirmation that their phone is on the way, according to Android Police (thanks, 9to5Google).

In an unusual move, the shipments appear to be shipping direct from the Chinese manufacturers instead of from a central distributor in the U.S. According to one shipping notice obtained by Android Police, the phones are set to arrive around next Thursday, November 20, with standard shipping.

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Google's latest entry in the smartphone market boasts a nearly 6-inch display. Made by Motorola, the Nexus 6 is able to utilize the company's Turbo Charge technology, which allows a phone with low battery to get up to eight hours of extra life with just 15 minutes of charging.

Entering into the newly saturated phablet market, the Nexus 6 will be competing mostly with phones like Apple's iPhone 6 Plus, which sports a 5.5-inch screen, and Samsung's Galaxy Note 4, which holds a 5.7-inch screen. The Nexus 6 is also a launch device for Google's latest mobile operating system, Android 5.0 Lollipop.

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