T-Mobile points out that its Nexus 6 has no carrier branding or bloatware

T-Mobile points out that its Nexus 6 has no carrier branding or bloatware
T-Mobile CEO John Legere loves to pick on AT&T. And that has apparently rubbed off on other T-Mobile executives as well. Senior Product Manager Des Smith wrote on his Google+ page, that there is "No Corporate Logo, No Bloatware, no crap you don't want on the #Nexus6 from +T-Mobile​." This is obviously in response to the AT&T version of the stock Android phone, that comes with the AT&T logo branded on the back of the device. The AT&T version of the Nexus 6 also comes with some of the carrier's bloatware, although it can be removed. "We know you guys buy a #Nexus6 to avoid that kind of thing!," wrote Smith.

As it turns out, a leaked internal AT&T document revealed that Motorola had loaded incorrect software on the AT&T version of the Nexus 6. This forced the recall of an initial batch of Nexus 6 units that had been sent to the mobile operator. It is believed that Motorola's slip up has something to do with AT&T's added bloatware.
If you're a T-Mobile subscriber and thinking about purchasing the Nexus 6, have no fear. The handset will be bloat-free and will also not have any of the carrier branding that the AT&T variant has. The T-Mobile Nexus 6 will be strictly a stock Android affair, the way that our ancestors envisioned the line in the first place. You have to wonder what AT&T was thinking, opening itself up to criticism from its customers, Android purists and from T-Mobile.

source: +DesSmith via AndroidAuthority

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Nexus 6
  • Display 6.0" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, Quad-core, 2700 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3220 mAh(24h talk time)



1. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

Still pretty expensive, though.

3. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Nexus 6 is expensive to begin with.

4. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Care to explain, it is cheaper than latest high end phones. Don't b*tch about the price just because it has a nexus logo!

6. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

He's not comparing it to other high-end phones, he's just saying it's pretty expensive. Perhaps he thinks ALL high-end phones are expensive. I don't think he owes an explanation if he is of the opinion that the Nexus 6 is too expensive for the feature-set it offers him

14. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

You're arguing whether or not it's overpriced. He's just referring to the dollar value.

7. 12700PakoimaPiru818

Posts: 7; Member since: Nov 23, 2014

Man, its the Price you pay for An (overall) Premium Device. How cheap do you expect it to be with a QHD screen, Fairly up to Date processor and Decent Quality materials geezzz. Go buy a Desire 510 if you want to complain.

8. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Fairly up to date processor? Try latest gen.

9. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

I wasn't aware that a quad-core Krait 450 and a Adreno 420 were considered "fairly up to date" let alone the Snapdragon 805. Please tell us what an up to date processor looks like

10. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

It's basically the last hurrah of Qualcomm's 80x series. With the coming of the SD810 with 64-bit and DDR4, well, the SD805 will seem old and stale. Doesn't mean your SD805 phone won't run fine as it will. But not as well as with the SD810.

13. 12700PakoimaPiru818

Posts: 7; Member since: Nov 23, 2014

Thank You.

11. 12700PakoimaPiru818

Posts: 7; Member since: Nov 23, 2014

Yeah True, but my Point stands. Excellent device for an Reasonable price. It'll only be latest Gen until early next year or so. I'm not hating on the Nexus. Just to big by MY standards. But others will have their thrills ya kno

15. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

if its expensive then don't complain bout it. most phones runs 700-800$. stick with your cheap phone then.

2. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Pricing or it didn't happen. -_-

5. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Apparently the T-Mobile version will install their account app, when you insert the SIM. But that's it, and it's easily deleted if you don't want it. Personally, that's the only T-Mobile App I actually do want installed, so I can monitor my data/tethering and pay my bill. Of course, I turn off that diagnostic bull$%^t (oh no, I'm rooted!).

12. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

"T-Mobile points out that its Nexus 6 has no carrier branding or bloatware" But no "cloud white" version either. This Nexus launch with the carriers involved has turned out to be a dumb idea. Might as well call it "Nexus 5 Plus One". Too much hype for so few phones.

16. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

Neither did my M8 with WP from T-Mobile either. No branding, no logo when I turn it on, only app they put on it was the account management app, which I deleted. Hopefully they carry on like this, to become the true uncarrier.

17. Holycroc

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 24, 2014

So bloatware free, except for all the Google stuff???

18. Phaze0085

Posts: 124; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

So is buying a Nexus 6 from T-Mobile just like buying it off the Play Store?

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