Verizon's Google Nexus 6 tipped with a possible release date, it's not certain yet

Verizon's Google Nexus 6 tipped with a possible release date, it's not certain yet
Exactly a week ago we showed you what Verizon's version of the Nexus 6 will look like. Back then, the handset was expected to launch "soon", though this is a pretty extensive term. 

Fortunately, today we learned that Big Red will release the Motorola-made beastly representative of the Nexus lineup on February 26. Price-wise, we suppose that it will cost you $249 with a two-year agreement.

Of course, this version of the phone will don a CDMA-LTE radio that is compatible with Verizon's standards. Apart from this and the rear Verizon logo (probably one at the front, but we are not entirely sure about that), the device is the same as the one that got unveiled in mid-October. No differences in the specs sheet are expected, too. 

This means you'll get a Snapdragon 805 chipset, 3GB of RAM, a large 6" QHD display with a pretty-high pixel density, a 13MP rear snapper, and a 3,220mAh battery at the back.

source: Breathecast

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



1. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

They're probably still trying to figure out how to install bloatware like NFL Mobile and permanently lock the bootloader.

4. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

On Monday I went to the Motorola website & got a 64GB White Nexus 6 for $748.56 plus tax. It already shipped & should arrive on Saturday, Monday the latest. It's in Lantau Island in HK right now...

2. ProblemSolver15

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 14, 2010

Got my 64gb Cloud White Unicorn on deck, running on Verizon with my unlimited data, I'm good.

3. Derekjeter

Posts: 1577; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Do you get web and talk at the same time??? I can't do it on the one that I have. It will only use LTE when I'm not making a call. Can anybody answer that has a Nexus 6 on Verizon ?

5. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Dude you need to have Sprint unlock your phone. If you are using a locked Sprint phone on Verizon you will get those issues you are experiencing.

6. Derekjeter

Posts: 1577; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

It's is unlocked.

14. supersaver83

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 18, 2015

I've used my Nexus 6 on Verizon since early December. The device is not capable of doing data and phone calls at the same time. Unless, of course, you're using a data-based phone app or scheme. But with Verizon, their phone service is not data based (yet), so data at the same time as a phone call is not possible on the Nexus 6.

7. niteiknight

Posts: 78; Member since: Aug 02, 2012

This might be nitpicking, but could you please stop saying things like "this version of the phone will come with the compatible radios for this carrier". There's only one model for all of North America, that already has all the necessary radios to work on all the major carriers in North America. The Nexus you buy on Verizon is (aside from the branding) the same unlocked phone you can buy from AT&T/T-Mobile/Sprint/US Cellular/Google Play/Motorola/Rogers/Bell/Telus. Spreading confusion about this isn't helping. There is no other variant of this phone.

8. ryan1988

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 12, 2015

I've had my Nexus 6 on a Verizon Wireless unlimited data plan since November and it works superb. All I had to do was cut my current MicroSIM down to size of a NanoSIM. I think since most phones don't have CDMALTE and GSMLTE bands built in people speculate that this phone will have multiple versions when it's only one for the entire North American market. Obviously there is an international version as well but that's a different story. There is only one type of Nexus 6 for the North American market that works with all carriers.

10. justinlstn

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

I went to Verizon last night to activate my Nexus, and they said they couldn't activate it because the IMEI is not in there system. I asked for them to just activate a nano sim card for me to just put in my phone but was told the phone wouldn't work on Verizon because its not a CDMA phone which pissed me off because its BS. I tried avoiding all this by cutting my sim card down but it wouldn't work that way either. Fortunately i had another SIM card i activated for my old phone. I really want to use my nexus but feeling defeated. Might try and call corporate to see if they can mail me a Nano sim.

11. niteiknight

Posts: 78; Member since: Aug 02, 2012

They won't activate it onto their network yet until it's officially released on Verizon. Until then most stores will give the same corporate dronespeak that the Nexus 6 isn't CDMA compatible, since most sales associates don't actually know what they're talking about. Best bet is to try a corporate (i.e. not a franchise) store and ask for your number to be put on a nanoSIM. Say it's for an iPhone (5 or up) or a Moto X. If they refuse to do it without the replacement phone then keep trying elsewhere (unless you know someone with a nanoSIM-compatible VZW phone you could borrow) . It really depends on the store and if they're feeling nice, sad to say.

13. justinlstn

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

I had another Micro Sim that i activated and instead of using the sim card puncher i cut it myself. At first my Nexus wouldn't recognize the activated SIM card and it would say "no service" So i did a factory reset and everything worked out fine.

9. timepilot84

Posts: 113; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

Verizon gave me a new Nano sim and activated it for me, so I've been using my Nexus 6 on their network with their blessing since December.

12. bobka83

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

If Verizon can't connect your nexus 6 you bought elsewhere, that's because they're trying to look up your phone on their database and of course it's not there. All you need to do is insert the nano Sim card from the previous device and it'll activate. Could buy a new NFC nano Sim card from local Verizon store and call in customer service to activate it on your existing line, then insert it in to your new nexus 6. Even if your existing device doesn't use nano sim. Took me awhile with Verizon, wish I knew it was this simple. Three Verizon reps couldn't figure it out. Had to research on my own.

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