The Nexus 6 might hit Verizon's shelves

The Nexus 6 might hit Verizon's shelves
We've already spotted the eagerly-anticipated upcoming Nexus flagship, the Motorola-made Nexus 6 (or the Nexus X, that is), several times in the wild. The 5.9-inch behemoth will either resemble an upscaled Motorola Moto X (2014), the unreleased Motorola Moto S, or a whole different exterior design. At this point, it is expected that the smartphone will be official by the end of October. A possible announcement date could be October 15 – as far as we are concerned, the sooner the better!

Among the latest round of rumors about the upcoming Nexus, the availability ones seem to be getting quite the momentum of late. One of them claims that Google has scored a deal with Verizon and the largest carrier will be offering the Nexus 6 in its fall/winter device portfolio. This might be the first Nexus smartphone Verizon adopts since 2011's Samsung Galaxy Nexus CDMA. The rumor mill, however, mum's the word on the possible release date, pricing is also a mystery at this point.

Most of the alleged specs of the device are already known (i.e. a Quad HD 5.9-inch display, a quad-core Snapdragon 805, 13MP rear camera/2.1MP front-facing shooter), and frankly said, these are rather beastly specs, which will be rivaling the creme de la creme of the smartphone world. Provided that they turn out to be the real deal, that is.

Provided that Big Red scores the Nexus 6 in its portfolio, will you consider getting one? Share your thoughts below!


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41 Comments

1. vedraj

Posts: 77; Member since: Oct 04, 2013

It's too big for me 5" was already big enough.. I would not fancy getting one.. ,

7. BUFFQREWBBQ

Posts: 46; Member since: May 11, 2014

The bezel on the bottom looks very small and top ain't half bad either. Folks with big hands may beg to differ. If Motorola packs a massive battery in here like they should, it might be great. Even better if it was removable. I'm going to keep low expectations though.

15. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Doesn't matter, this phone isn't for everyone since it is in the phablet range. It is meant for the phablet crowd and to them this should be an amazing deal. Plus I doubt it is larger than the iPhone 6+ so anyone able to use that will also be in the running especially people who back away from bendgate.

35. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I am so glad these rumors are starting. Verizon needs a Nexus. If it happens the I will buy. Nexus is the best plain & simple!

22. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

The deal breaker or maker for me is if the phone has a notification LED or not. I can NOT imagine not having one.

24. Phooey506

Posts: 85; Member since: Sep 24, 2014

Moto Active Display destroys LED notifications. You'll wonder why you stared at blinking lights for so long.

32. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

I agree with Phooey, once you've tried Active Display (or Moto Display as it's now called), you won't want to go back. While it doesn't sit there and blink constantly (although some only blink for around 5 minutes), most vibrations like footsteps nearby will set it off. It's nice actually seeing what the notification is without having to open the device, which a notification led won't tell you. If all it is is a YouTube subscription update, I don't need to take it any further, but I'd have to open the device if all I had was an led to find out what the notification is. And now with the newer version (assuming the hardware supports it) all you have to do is wave your hand over the phone to see the notification, no physical contact required.

2. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

6 inches is not widely acepted by customers. good luck on that google. I hope they will make nexus 5 2014 edition with bigger battery

3. vedraj

Posts: 77; Member since: Oct 04, 2013

Exactly...!

12. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

The iPhone fanbois said the same thing about phablets a year ago. As of yesterday afternoon only one out of 6 Apple stores in the Chicago and Northern Illinois area had a Verizon iPhone 6 plus in stock. Checked this morning and everyone is out. This is 2 weeks after being launched. Verizon is back ordered till November on the 6 plus. Large phones are selling like hotcakes. This article came out 2 hours ago. http://www.macrumors.com/2014/10/03/iphone-6-plus-60-total-device-shipments/

13. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

And the iPhone 6+ dimensions are BIGGER than the Nexus 6 rumored dimensions, despite the Nexus 6's .4" larger screen. It's gonna be big for some, but manageable for many.

4. dgray77

Posts: 18; Member since: Dec 09, 2010

Sign me up! I've been waiting for a top-notch 5.9"-6" phablet!

5. vedraj

Posts: 77; Member since: Oct 04, 2013

Hey phonearena., please Do a comparison video between the New Moto X and the HTC One M8 Both have almost similar specs .,in the east both have quad core 2.5 ghz and snapdragon 801 2gb of ram the only difference is the camera and its UI And its extremely hard to choose between them... thank you

8. Awalker

Posts: 1977; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

You can't go wrong either way. They're both good phones.

38. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

This review seems to make a good comparison of other phones against the new Moto X: http://www.phonescoop.com/articles/article.php?a=14611&p=6191

6. arathee2

Posts: 6; Member since: Aug 23, 2014

I wish it's 5.3 inches...5.9 inches is too big even for my big hands :/

10. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

If you're on Verizon get the Droid Turbo but anything with a unlockabe bootloader the Nexus is your only option. But seeing how iPhone 6 plus is flying off the shelves you may be in the minority when it comes to size.

31. arathee2

Posts: 6; Member since: Aug 23, 2014

right...btw in India there's no verizon....and I am really expecting this phone to be huge(specs wise)....coz it has got the s805 processor with the pure android L experience...so I am really hoping it to be the perfect phone till now(except the display size)

9. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

Now I'm confused. Verizon has the Moto X, will be getting the Droid Turbo (smaller display and more memory) and now a Nexus (bigger display, less ram and unlockabe bootloader). I doubt that the Nexus is going to be cheaper than the $500 moto X or more expensive than the Droid Turbo.

11. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Verizon and the Nexus program are like oil butter and water. Verizon has nothing to gain by offering a pure Google device, and they can't abide a phone they don't control the updates on (unless it's an iPhone) because then they can't control the customer service on it. And what are they going to do? Ship it without any Verizon bloatware? Go home, PA, you're drunk.

14. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

I had a 2011 Verizon Nexus and it was a mess. If you didn't unlock the bootloader you basically had to wait for Verizon to approve the update.

16. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I came very close to buying the Verizon GNex but went with the Rezound instead. ICS on that phone was a bit of a mess too, but at least with HTC I knew not to expect rapid updates. I would've been so disappointed waiting months for Jellybean on a supposed Nexus.

17. Tuxedo

Posts: 356; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

Who wants to deal with a carrier, when you can get it from Google?

19. tokuzumi

Posts: 1900; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

You can buy the Sprint Nexus 5 from Google.

18. tokuzumi

Posts: 1900; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Google better control the OS updates, and not give Verizon any say in the matter. The Galaxy Nexus was a disaster on Verizon. It's still on 4.2.2. 4.3 will never happen.

21. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I had a GNEX and was horribly disappointed that because it was CDMA, I didn't get any of the updates like the GSM model. Total fail on Google and Verizon's part. I would be more inclined to purchase the Nexus 6 direct from Google if they have one compatible with Verizon. I'd like to see that as a possibility. Google needs to force manufacturers to make their UIs install from the app store, then they can provide updates to the OS like Apple does.

26. Guti986

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 26, 2013

Thats what motorola does

29. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Yeah, Moto has done pretty well piecemealing major pieces of their UI customization (voice controls, hands free, etc). But when there's an Android version update, I still have to wait for Verizon to test it and approve it. It's not perfect, but it's much better than a couple years back.

34. lsutigers

Posts: 832; Member since: Mar 08, 2009

That had to do more with Verizon than Google or CDMA. The Nexus 5 is on Sprint Spark and has gotten all of the updates, mainly because there is now one model / chipset that supports AT&T, Sprint and TMO.

20. ProblemSolver15

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 14, 2010

I had a Galaxy Nexus on Verizon and that phone was a debacle. Hopefully, Google will strong arm Verizon like Apple does carriers and not allow them to install their bloat on it.

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