Nexus 6P launch delayed until November 2 in Canada [Update]

Daniel Bader

October 14, 2015 6:07pm

Update, October 15th: A Rogers representative has confirmed to MobileSyrup that the Nexus 6P will be delayed until November 2nd.

The issue noted below affects all Nexus 6P inventory in Canada, from both the carrier and Google Store. However, as noted below, delivery dates for Nexus 6P devices bought from the Google Store range anywhere from October 29th to mid-November. We’ll have to wait until delivery notices go out whether Google can get online orders to awaiting customers before November 2nd.

Update – October 27th: Telus has listed the Nexus 6P on its site with the release date of November 2nd. No indication of pricing.

Bad news for Canadians looking to get their hands on the Nexus 6P. Due to supply issues, Huawei and Google have together decided to delay the Canadian launch of the flagship Nexus device until November 2nd, a week after it was initially supposed to go on sale.

An internal Bell note made available to MobileSyrup indicates that while shipping to dealers and corporate stores will begin on October 23rd, the device will not go on sale until November 2nd, to ensure sufficient quantities.


The move explains the sudden removal of the Nexus 6P from the Google Store this past weekend. Customers that were able to place orders for the device through Google are seeing delivery times of between Thursday, October 29th and Thursday, November 5th.

It’s unclear whether the delay affects other carriers such as Rogers and Telus that plan to offer the Nexus 6P, but the wording of the internal document suggests that this is a Canada-wide delay. We’ve reached out to other carriers to determine the veracity of the note.

  • Jesse Maurice

    this doesnt affect pre-orders already does it?

    • Ridge

      My pre-order says November 3-10 anyways, so I don’t expect it to be later than expected for online orders.

    • icyhotonmynuts

      Knowing the history of past launch distribution, you’ll probably be able to walk into a store and pick it up sooner than get it by mail.

  • Kaylord

    Only for those who pre ordered with bell. It seems

    • justaguy323

      there is no Bell pre-order at all yet

  • Jesse Maurice

    I would check your orders in the Google store as it now says pending…. Not a good sign

    • Pending is a good sign, though.

    • Boswell

      Yeah exactly, pending at this time is what you want to see…….shipped would be even better 🙂

    • blzd

      Pre-ordered, then Pending, then Processing, then Shipped.

      Most Nexus 5x and 6p orders are on “processing” at this point.

  • For those wondering about the Google Store. Called Google, as far as the rep knew, the Google Store pre-orders are not affected by this same delay and my order is still on track.

  • Neal

    Sigh. Huawei makes devices for China, land of a billion people. Land of where they make all of our stuff. Making the device for India also land of a billion people. Land where you call to get said stuff fixed. Sending the device to the US. Land of 350 million people. Land where they convince us to buy all the stuff. But Canada, land of maybe 35 million people, we’re the tipping point?

    • thomas nguyen

      the models for india and china are different than the model for NA. I’m sure they manufacture different volume for “expected” sales in their respective location

  • Jim Thibault

    They have supply issues, just once how about letting Americans wait ?

    • Garrett Cooper

      If you were a business, would you ignore your largest customer base? I doubt it. This sucks, but it’s business, and one of the few downsides to living in Canada.

    • Jim Thibault


      You can not fill demand say 10,000 for the US. If they can only ship 5,000 at the start 5,000 people would not be happy. The US customers are not happy.
      You can fill demand say 1,000 for Canada.

      At the end of the day it is not US vs Canada, the devices are spent to individuals.

      Well I placed and order when I was able to the day preorders opened. I suspect this does not impact me at all…. but Google should when it selects its next Nexus partners tell the partner to build more units are launch. Year and year it is the same thing, announce something find they can not meet demand and make people wait.

  • Andy

    Are you guys certain that there are no spying chipsets/malware on these phones?

    • Duncan Armstrong

      Are you just trying to spread FUD? Nobody can be certain unless they actually make the hardware themselves. This is irrespective of the country of origin.

    • Andy

      Uh, no, I am not trying to spread FUD. I am simply asking as I was thinking of buying the 6P, but since I remembered what happened with Lenovo some time ago, I have second thoughts about those things. I don’t think it is irrespective of the country of origin as it is widely known about all the spying and government control there is in that country.

    • Duncan Armstrong

      Ah, sorry to jump down your throat a bit there. I don’t think I’ve come across anything about it on mobiles yet, but yeah that Lenovo micromalware stuff was pretty dirty.

      Still, I don’t think anybody can really be certain… or at least not until quite a while after a lot of folks are already on the platform before such a thing is discovered.

      I’ll be hunting down a 6P as well. So if anything we can enjoy being spied upon together. 😛

  • namgisdon

    telus has a release date of November 4th on their website