Google announced a number of new devices and services during its keynote presentation today. Much of the news was focused on the new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, and those eager to purchase either device can do so later today through the Google Store. However, the company only announced details for these devices in the United States, UK, Ireland, and Japan.
What about us Canadians? Well, we have some good news.
We have confirmed that both the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P will come to Canada “at the end of October,” and that pre-orders “will start shortly.” Both Android 6.0 Marshmallow devices will be available to pre-order through the Google Store and will also be found at select Canadian carriers, including Rogers, Bell, Telus, SaskTel, Wind and Videotron. In addition, big box retailers like Best Buy will also have the phones in stock.
Carriers will offer contract pricing but none of them have announced specifics. For now, here is the confirmed pricing you can expect to see at the Google Store.
Update: Somehow during the presentation Canada was not mentioned when Google talked about pre-orders, but the Google Store is now showing that Canadians can grab the Nexus 6P (prices above), while the Nexus 5X is “coming soon.”
In addition, for those interested in the Nexus 6P, Google is showing it “leaves warehouse in three to four weeks.”
Update #2: Rogers has sent us a note that they have opened up Nexus 6P reservations through the Rogers reservation system. The pricing is $699.99 outright or $199.99 on select 2-year Share Everything plans and the only option available is the 32GB graphite grey.
[source] Google: Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P [/source]