While Verizon gets the Nexus 6 tomorrow, Sprint's version receives Android 5.1 starting today

While Verizon gets the Nexus 6 tomorrow, Sprint's version receives Android 5.1 starting today
Verizon announced today that the Nexus 6 would launch online starting tomorrow, March 12th. The nation's largest carrier added that in-store sales of the stock Android phablet would begin exactly a week later on March 19th. This officially confirms information that we had passed on to you earlier this week. The phone is priced at $249.99 with a two-year contract. Verizon EDGE customers will pay $27.08 a month for 24 months. Verizon is giving away six free months of Google Play Music All Access to its customers who buy the phone before the end of this month.

Verizon's Nexus 6 comes with Advanced Calling 1.0 which means that users can take advantage of HD Voice Calling when connected to compatible Verizon handsets. In addition, voice and data can be used at the same time. Lastly, Verizon's Nexus 6 comes with Android 5.1 pre-installed.

Speaking of the Nexus 6 and Android 5.1, Sprint subscribers who own the handset will start receiving the Android 5.1 update today. The new build will bring Lock Screen notifications, a new "Recent Apps" menu, Material Design, the 64-bit ART compiler (allowing for faster opening of apps) and Project Volta (for longer battery life). The update also fixes a problem that had duplicate SMS messages going out, and includes enhancements to those sending MMS messages to the U.K. It also offers protection against an accidental Factory Reset.

When you do receive the notification that your phone is ready to be updated, make sure you are connected to a Wi-Fi network before starting the updating process. And you should also have your battery charged to at least 50%.

source: Verizon, Sprint via AndroidCentral, AndroidandMe

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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)

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7 Comments

1. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

I hated Verizon for their pricing, but most of all how they delay updates by a long shot.

2. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

that can't be the case this time since all Nexus 6 units run the same, exact builds and are universal.

3. JD3206

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 16, 2014

I've heard that story before.... galaxy nexus anyone?

4. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Nope. It's different this time around. :)

6. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I have had a Nexus 6 on Verizon for 2 months now. Got mine from Motorola. Cloud White with 64GBs. Running Chroma ROM which truly is the best ROM out for it.

5. somad

Posts: 169; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Verizon wake up!

7. bambamboogy02

Posts: 837; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

F U VZW! Took way to long to put this out. S6, M9, or LG G4 is what I am willing to wait for now. Why would I pay 650+ for a device, that is pretty much on the lower end of the high-end spectrum? By the end of the year, SD805 chipset devices will be mid-range devices. They will not be able to keep up.

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