Prices start at $649, shipping in 3-4 weeks
As promised, Google and Motorola's Nexus 6 is now available to pre-order on the Google Play Store in the U.S. Prices start at $649 for the 32GB version in white or blue, rising to $699 for the 64GB version. That'll get you the first smartphone designed for the new Android 5.0 Lollipop, with an enormous 6-inch QHD display and a Snapdragon 805 processor.
Orders placed today will leave the warehouse in 3-4 weeks, according to the Play Store listing.
So far there's no sign of Nexus 6 pre-orders being available further afield, but we'll update this post with any new information as it emerges. In any case, those buying in the U.S. before Dec. 31 will get a free six-month Google Play Music trial. To claim a free half-year of music, Nexus 6 buyers simply need to fire up the Play Music app on their device by Jan. 31, 2015. After the trial is up you'll pay the usual $9.99 monthly charge. (Sadly according to the terms of the offer fewer people will be able to take advantage of the deal that we initially thought.)
The Nexus 6 is the second Lollipop device to go up for pre-order, joining the HTC-built Nexus 9 tablet, which appeared on Google Play a couple of weeks back.
Placing a Nexus 6 pre-order today? Shout out in the comments and let us know which model you went with!
Update: As expected, things are not going smoothly. Many are having difficulties getting a phone into their cart, or just seeing a message that everything is sold out. Deja vu, all over again.