Even before it could be listed on Google Play for the Indian market, Google’s Nexus 6 smartphone has appeared on e-retailer Flipkart.com. The retailer listing doesn’t carry any details that we didn’t already know and simply shows the 32GB version of the phone as “coming soon.”
Being a Motorola-made smartphone, Nexus 6’s listing on Flipkart is not really surprising as the e-retailer exclusively carries all Motorola devices in the country. It will be interesting to see whether the Nexus 6 is sold exclusively via Flipkart or it will be available via other channels too. Typically, the Nexus devices are distributed by the manufacturers outside the US, so Motorola is expected to manage the sales of Nexus 6 in the country and given its existing tie-up with Flipkart, it seems plausible that the next Nexus smartphone is going to be exclusive to one retailer, however Motorola could also sell the phone via Play Store as an exception but that is yet to be confirmed.
To remind you, Nexus 6 recently went on pre-order in the US and was sold out within minutes. The shipping is expected to begin later this month. We hope to hear about the India release of the phone in the coming weeks but given the actual availability of the phone is still far in the US, don’t expect the India launch to be anytime soon.
In related news, the Nexus 9 is rumoured to be released in the country on November 12 and as per the Google Play’s ‘coming soon’ listings, the tablet will be priced starting INR 28,900.