Items tagged with Nexus 6

If you’re the type of person that doesn’t need to have the newest and fastest smartphone on the market, we’ve got a pretty attractive deal for you folks today. The Nexus 6, which was announced last year as the flagship device for Android 5.0 Lollipop, has fallen to just $$299 off-contract via qualitycellz (the same seller that was clearing out Amazon Fire Phones for $134.99 complete with a free year of Amazon Prime). That’s right, a device that was introduced last year at $649 is now available for half that price. So what does three Benjamins gets you? Well, you’ll find a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor with 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, and a large 5.96-inch QHD display. You’ll also... Read more...
The Nexus 6 launched nearly a year ago with a price tag of $649. At the time, it was a pretty fair price given the high-end specs that the device shipped with: Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB RAM, 5.96-inch QHD display, and up to 64GB of internal storage. A year is an eternity in the smartphone world, and some pricing adjustments have been made during the Nexus 6’s life cycle. The smartphone first had its price deduced by $150, falling to a more palatable $499. And today, that price falls by another $150 to just $349 over at Amazon.com. The new price point puts the Nexus 6 just $50 below its newer, third-generation Moto X Pure sibling. The Moto X Pure features a 5.7-inch QHD display, Snapdragon... Read more...
T-Mobile has been aggressively trying to lure customers over to the Un-carrier's network, though not all of the company's promotions receive a lot of fanfare. Such is the case with T-Mobile knocking $100 off the price of Google's Nexus 6 smartphone. If you head over to T-Mobile's website, you'll find the Android device selling for $549.84 outright, down from $649.92.If you don't have that kind of loot to fork over in one lump sum, you can break payments up into 24 monthly chunks at $22.91. The monthly price stays in effect until you pay off the device or leave T-Mobile early, at which point the remaining balance would become due. However you slice it, the $100 savings makes the Nexus... Read more...
In my best Ron Paul impression, all I can say is “It’s happening!” Google today announced its Project Fi wireless service, which has been the subject of much speculation over the past few months. However, Google has confirmed much of that speculation now that the full details of the service have been revealed. First and foremost, Project Fi — yes, that is its official name — is limited only to the Nexus 6 smartphone for the time being. That will severely limit the service’s reach at launch, but it does allow for Google to initially tailor the service for a hardware/software platform that it completely controls. If you can past that bit of disappointing news, Project Fi actually has a lot to offer.... Read more...
We’ve been hearing a lot about Google’s wireless service during the past few months. And now, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, we’re set to hear even more about the Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) service starting tomorrow. Google will reportedly push its service, which was developed under the codename Nova and more recently branded Project Fi, “as early as Wednesday” according to the WSJ. As we reported earlier this month, Project Fi will only charge customers for the data they use. If a customer purchases a 4GB allotment of data for a given billing cycle and only uses 2GB, he or she would receive a refund for the unused data at the end of the month. Google Fi is... Read more...
We’ve heard quite a bit about Google’s plans to become a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) over the past few months. The project, which is operating under the codename Nova, will “[push] the boundary of what's next” according to Sundar Pichai, Google’s SVP of Android, Chrome, and Google Apps. When we last discussed Google’s wireless service, it was reported that it would initially be limited to the Nexus 6 smartphone. Launching a Google-based wireless service in a limited fashion with a device that features hardware and software custom tailored by Google makes sense for a company that is just looking to get its feet wet in the wireless market. Today we’re learning more about Google’s wireless... Read more...
Google first announced the Nexus 6 back in October and the smartphone began shipping in November. AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint quickly embraced the flagship smartphone, but there was one carrier that was surprisingly missing in action: Verizon. Here we are four month later and Verizon is officially adding the Nexus 6 to its smartphone lineup. Verizon won’t say what took it so long to launch the Nexus 6 and only gives this subtle apology: “To all Nexus fans, thank you for your patience.” Verizon customer looking to lay their hands upon the Nexus 6 will be glad to hear that it comes out of the box with Android 5.1, which was announced yesterday. That means that you’ll have all the latest stability... Read more...
Motorola released the Nexus 6 to much fanfare back in early November. The Nexus 6 was the high-profile launch vehicle for the Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system. As we reported in our review, the Nexus 6 packs in plenty of high-end hardware including a quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor, up to 64GB of internal storage, a 13MP rear camera with optical image stabilization, and a huge 5.9-inch QHD AMOLED Display (2560x1440). But according to a new report from The Telegraph, the Nexus 6 was supposed to include support for another promising hardware feature. Dennis Woodside is currently the CFO for Dropbox, but he was CEO of Motorola during the time the Nexus 6 was developed. He reveals that the... Read more...
Large screen smartphones, a.k.a. phablets, are expected to account for nearly 25% of all smartphone shipments this year. Given the popularity and prevalence of these large-screen devices which includes LG’s G3, Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4, and HTC’s One Max, it’s not surprising that Google is also going big with its latest flagship phone, the Nexus 6. Even before the Nexus 6 was announced, its codename of Shamu (named after the whale at SeaWorld) pretty much gave away the fact that this flagship smartphone was going to be a large-screen device. The Nexus 6 has the largest screen we’ve seen from Google yet at 5.96-inches. This screen is also larger than Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus... Read more...
We've said it a thousand times before, but to make it a thousand and one, the big trend in mobile design these days appears to be adhesive, and lots of it. Whether it's a smartphone or tablet device, manufacturers seem obsessed with lathering the chassis with glue to seal the front and back panels together. Breaking the trend, Motorola opted for a fistful of screws when designing the Nexus 6 handset for Google.That's not to say there isn't any glue, it's just not as prominent as on other devices. The folks at iFixIt described the use of adhesive securing the cover as "relatively mild," which made it easy for the team to pry and peel open the Nexus 6 with a pick.However, that's only part one.... Read more...
Tired of pounding the F5 key on your keyboard in hopes that the next page refresh will finally see the Nexus 6 as being in stock on Google Play? Eventually that strategy will pay off -- whether or not your keyboard survives or carpal tunnel sets in are other matters entirely -- but if you're an AT&T subscriber, or want to be one, take note that Ma Bell is planning to offer the Nexus 6 for pre-order on Wednesday, November 12. You'll be able to place your pre-order online and in AT&T retail stores. Either way, you can score the Nexus 6 in Midnight Blue for $0 down with AT&T Next for $22.77 per month with the company's Next 24 plan, $28.46 per month with Next 18, or $34.15 per month... Read more...
Anyone who pre-ordered a Nexus 6 from Google probably feels like a kid on Christmas Eve, only waiting for that magical day when your device will be shipped is even more difficult when you have no idea when it's coming. At least you were one of the lucky ones who managed to get your pre-order in before Google ran out of stock, though if that's not enough consolation, this might cheer you up -- a Google support rep thinks Nexus 6 devices could start shipping as early as today. The revelation came about in a Reddit thread in which someone who pre-ordered a Nexus 6 smartphone posted a chat transcript with a Google support rep. "Thanks for your interesting in learning more about the Nexus 6! It's... Read more...
Google has become quite the tease when it comes to new and highly anticipated product launches. As has been the case with previous Nexus devices, initial stock of the recently launched Nexus 6 came and went in the blink of an eye. Within minutes, Google had completely sold out of all versions of the Nexus 6, and in its place you'll now find the dreaded "Add to Wishlist" option. There are two versions of Google's flagship handset, one with 32GB of built-in storage and the other with 64GB of storage space. Each one comes in Midnight Blue and Cloud White color options, though no matter which of the four choices you play with, you'll see a message that states, "We are out of inventory. Please check... Read more...
Motorola has announced the new Nexus 6 smartphone, which will be running on Android 5.0 Lollipop. It is the result of Motorola working in conjunction with Google’s Android team and it appears that Google is looking to directly compete with Apple on the phablet front with this new device. Just like prior reports have said, the Nexus 6 comes with a large 5.9-inch Quad HD display, which makes it bigger than Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus by 0.4-inches. With a starting price of $649, the Nexus 6 will be sold unlocked and comes with a Motorola turbo charger that will provide six hours worth of battery life with just 15 minutes of charging. The Nexus 6, which will be available in Midnight Blue or... Read more...
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