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Nexus 6 Gets FCC Approval Ahead of Oct. 29 Pre-Orders


Google’s new Nexus 6 smartphone has been approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The news comes just days before the device is set to go up for pre-order through Google Play, and it prevents another approval delay like that suffered by the Nexus Player earlier this month.

The newly discovered FCC documents don’t name the Nexus 6 specifically, but they do detail a smartphone made by Motorola that measures 159.4mm tall, and 83mm wide. According to Google Play, the Nexus 6 measures 159.26mm tall and 82.98mm wide.

FCC approval typically comes a few weeks before a device makes its retail debut, so it seems we can expect the Nexus 6 to be released on or around November 8. T-Mobile has already confirmed it will release the handset on November 12, but it’s currently unclear when it will be available from AT&T, Sprint, U.S. Cellular, or Verizon.

If you want to buy the Nexus 6 directly from Google, you’ll be able to place a pre-order through Google Play on Wednesday, October 26. Now that it has been given the thumbs-up by the FCC, Google won’t be forced to pull pre-orders shortly after they go live like it was with the Nexus Player.

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Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...