Google Nexus 6 price and release date announced: coming to all major US carriers

Google Nexus 6 price and release date announced: coming to all major US carriers
The new Nexus devices are finally official, and now it's time to sort out the details for the new Nexus 6 phablet and the Nexus 9 tablet. Google has announced the preorder date for the Nexus 9 tablet, and that leaves the release dates for the Nexus 6 on the various carriers. Interestingly, this Nexus phone is coming to all four major US carriers, and it looks like November 12th could be the release date.

There had been rumors that the Nexus was coming back to Verizon, and those have been proven true. There were also rumors that Sprint would not get the Nexus, and those have been proven false. We now have confirmation that the phone will be available for AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and US Cellular; and, it will be available for purchase in Best Buy and through Google Play. Google doesn't have an official preorder date listed, but The Verge is reporting preorders will begin October 29th with the release date in November. TMoNews is reporting November 12th as the release date for the Nexus 6 on T-Mobile, but again there is no confirmation on that. Both outlets have reputations for getting insider info, so the dates seem believable. 

The Verge is also reporting $649 as the unlocked price for the Nexus 6, meaning the days of the inexpensive Nexus line looks to be done. $649 puts the Nexus 6 on par with the iPhone 6. We don't yet have word for on-contract pricing for various carriers, but given the full retail pricing, it seems reasonable that the $49 price we saw from AT&T yesterday is not accurate. We'll be updating you with more as we get it. 

source: The Verge & TMoNews

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  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3220 mAh(24h talk time)

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22 Comments

1. EnigmaticPsychotic

Posts: 70; Member since: Nov 26, 2013

Dammit. I may have to get the new Moto X instead.

8. KillgoreTroutTime

Posts: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

That is a damn good phone. You won't be saying dammit if you buy one.

2. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

Now even Google wants to earn more cash on nexus devices.

3. imkyle

Posts: 1111; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Yeah my Nexus 5 still looks good.

4. yungmel0

Posts: 39; Member since: Jun 18, 2011

Google just gave OnePlus the opportunity to run the mobile game if they keep prices low and specs high.

9. KillgoreTroutTime

Posts: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

And if they let us buy the damn thing...

5. draconic1991

Posts: 200; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

looks like the android silver program worked out...just with the nexus branding....

6. domen151

Posts: 34; Member since: Sep 13, 2012

I'd rather buy Note 4 for this money. And I wish that design would be more Nexus 9 like...

7. TRUVILLE

Posts: 146; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

I'm glad they raise the cost

10. PryvateiDz

Posts: 443; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

NOPE! Keeping my 2nd Gen Moto X. They said, STARTING at $649. It's already super huge, 5.9" I saw a 6" Nokia Lumia 1320 at at AT&T store, that thing is HUGE! 5.9" is too much. It would be one thing if it was ENDING at $649 (more like $600) for a 64GB model, but this, just too much.

11. mummra

Posts: 7; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

Overweight.

12. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Basically this is nothing more than a giant Moto phone with the word Nexus on the back. Sure, Google will put Android L on it and all that, but Google could do that with any model phone that they wanted to. This new Nexus is not a killer whale. It's just a boat anchor. An expensive boat anchor.

13. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

I'm getting this on AT&T

14. Tuxedo

Posts: 356; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

Actually $650 sounds right. $25/month * 24 months + $50 = $650.

15. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2260; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

Wtf now which one I'm gonna get, Nexus 6 or note4?

16. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1457; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

Price wise I think the Note 4 may be a better deal, but having pure Android, tilts the scale a little..... Decisions, decisions.

20. teerex42

Posts: 221; Member since: Jun 14, 2012

Yeah that's my thinking, now I don't know lol. I still love the Note series....at 5.7 inches Note 4, and super amoled quad hd screen it might be a little better than just amoled. Plus I'm thinking the camera will be better on the note 4 along with the 3.7 inch front facing camera rather than the 2.0 on the nexus. However, I live rooting and making my phone look different so the nexus might sway me, especially since it get's the latest and greatest google operating system updates faster than sammy!

17. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

This is NOT following Nexus DNA. Affordable, pure OS, reference device (for developers)... At this price tag, it is just another flagship device made for profits and the notion of Nexus device is GONE. It was an idea that lasted pretty long, but greed got the better of Motorola and Google.

18. nottolate

Posts: 52; Member since: Jun 01, 2014

I'm out. Too big and now costs to much too. This phone will be a fail even if it is a good phone.

19. skymitch89

Posts: 1451; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

I'm actually kinda disappointed with the Nexus 6. I was hoping that it would have a lower to mid 5in display (5in-5.5in). I was also hoping that the price would only be around $300-$400 off contract (like the Nexus 5).

21. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1770; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Aw yea it's coming to Big Red. I was disappointed when they blocked the Nexus 5 but they have totally redeemed themselves.

22. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

I'm sure it will include all the regular Verizon bloatware and slow updates that plagued G-nexus also if it ever makes it there. It would seem that the droid turbo would be the phone to have this year.

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