Google’s latest Nexus-branded handset has missed its December 1st due date and will hit the market up to a week later than planned, reports suggest.
The delay was confirmed by Carphone Warehouse’s website. The retailer initially listed the Nexus 6 with a December 1st release date, but now proffers a vague pledge that the handset is “expected by 8th December”.
And it's not the only one. O2 is even more opaque and notes only that the phone is 'coming soon', V3 reports.
Vodafone, meanwhile, is a bit more optimistic, but still lists the Nexus 6 with a distinctly tardy due date of December 5th.
The reason for the delay isn’t known. But the fact that is Google out of stock of both the 32GB and 64GB iterations at the Google Play store suggests it could just be supply shortages that are to blame.
However, suspicions are abroad that the postponement could be linked to problems with Google’s Android Lollipop operating system.
Pushed out to earlier-generation Nexus phones last month, the fresh 5.0 version of Android has been blamed for impairing the Nexus 4’s battery life and causing severe lag that almost renders the phone inoperable.
First-hand accounts from uSwitch Tech contributors also reveal apps crash or don’t open and the touchscreen is laggy and that even Google’s proprietary services aren’t working.
The Nexus 7 tablet is also badly affected by the update, with our scribe noting that his slate now fails to register keyboard inputs.