Google Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X Unavailable via the Google Store, Imminent Nexus 2016 Release

Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P

In such times when almost everyone is waiting for the release of the next Google Nexus handsets, just about anything that pops up could mean anything.

As at the time of this writing, the Google Nexus 6P is no longer available for purchase via the official Google Store. This shortage in supply is not specific to a certain color variant or even storage option, but for the entire Nexus 6P lineup. While this is a strange thing to happen, it could also be a deliberate move by the search engine giant as it looks to restock with new Google Nexus 2016 models led by the flagship Marlin.

When asked for comment, a Google spokesperson was quick to point out that the company has no immediate plans to restock the highly successful Nexus 6P. But the good side of the story is that the Google Store is not the only official place you can get a new Nexus 6P. The same phone can also be bought from the likes of Amazon, Best Buy, B&H and even Newegg, just to name but a few retailers.

Google Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P

Those looking for the low-end Nexus 5X will still be faced with the same problem when they visit the Google Store. Google recently discounted the Nexus 6P for the back to school promotion, with the device selling for just $399 for the base model. As for the Nexus 5X, it is still listed at $349 for the 16GB model.

Google is expected to unveil the successors to the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X in the coming weeks, with some pegging the release date for September 23, but there is no confirmation whatsoever. Apparently, the two handsets are being developed by HTC and are codenamed Marlin and Sailfish. The former should come in to take the place of the phablet Nexus 6P while the latter will replace the Nexus 5X.

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