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AT&T Stores Being Told to Ship Nexus 6 Inventory Back Due to Software Bug

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AT&T stores are being told to send back initial shipments of the Nexus 6 due to a software bug that Motorola has identified, according to multiple sources.

The bug renders a black screen and fails to connect to service when the device is powered on, essentially leaving the device useless. Only the initial batch of AT&T Nexus 6s were impacted and Motorola is currently working on shipments with corrected software. Unfortunately for customers, that means AT&T stores may not have Nexus 6 stock for a least a few days. As far as we know, this is only an issue with the AT&T units.

If you have experienced this issue, you should probably take your phone in to have it replaced by AT&T. At this time, we have yet to hear from anyone who has experienced the issue, so it may not be all that widespread.

At this time, AT&T will still accept Direct Fulfillment orders, which is there method of ordering a Nexus 6 for you.

Also, Best Buy is now selling the AT&T version of the Nexus 6, so you could always check there if an AT&T store is out.

Update:  Since many are asking, no, we do not believe this has anything to do with the Nexus 6 outside of the AT&T units. We are talking specifically about Nexus 6 units that were sent to AT&T, which would be the branded AT&T models with all of AT&T’s carrier additions.

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  • marcus russell

    Set the phone up without the at&t sim in to avoid downloading the added at&t apps

  • Juan Roldan

    I just got mine yesterday from at&t website. So far its awesome. I wasn’t expecting much from the camera (cause nexus camera always suck) but I love the phone. This is my third nexus.

    • Juan Roldan

      PS ones you start the phone ,at&t starts downloading its bloat into your phone. Buuuut unlike other androids devices in carriers, you can uninstall them.

  • demarcmj

    The memo specifically says not to return display units so I walked into my local AT&T store today to finally get my hands on one of these things… any they told me they were all being returned to Motorola. Ay caramba!

  • mrcontinental

    AT&T and their mods and bloatware are to blame I’m sure.

  • Nicholas Ruiz

    These comments blaming ATT when it turned out to be Motorola’s fault are pretty funny.

  • pilot25

    Boy android apologists are everywhere. Can’t be Google’s fault. Must be AT&T. Insert Apple for Google and Android for iphone and I swear its the same crap different site.

  • HotelQuebec

    Chalk it up to ATurd&Turd for fudging up the OS.

  • EastOakland510

    Glad I got T-Mobile

  • thajack

    Definitely shouldn’t qualify as a Nexus… AT&T boot screen, SIM locked and contains AT&T ringtones burned into the firmware.

  • thajack

    Which begs the question… on a Nexus device, why does AT&T have different software than the other ones?

  • LaFave07

    Hahaha karma!

    You know AT&T, if you wouldn’t have fu**ed with the Nexus 6 this wouldn’t happen. But LOL that is funny.

  • akamanonthemoon

    I was just in an AT&T store yesterday and got to play with a Nexus 6 that they had just received

  • Brian Menius

    Hey AT&Fee… the egg’s squarely on your face with this one. If you’d just left well enough alone, this wouldn’t have happened. It’s either your ring tones or your stupid power-on screen.

  • I’m dumping this pos opo and getting the nexus 6!

  • Ahahahah ahahahah

  • dannyWHITE

    Just got my AT&T N6 yesterday. Haven’t experienced any issues yet.

    • Grayson

      Yup. AT&T is lying about the reason for the recall. Not sure what is going on, but there is nothing wrong with the phones (other than a batch maybe missing the AT&T logo on the back or something).

  • kyle

    I’ll go ahead and admit I’ve been a nexus fanboi since the N1.. I skipped the Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus but got ride back on the band wagon with the N4 & N5. I’m done.. evleaks was right.. nexus is dead. All the corner cutting they did with the screen.. all the compromises with still a high price and now carriers are perverting it.. this is done in my mind. I just ordered a Sony Z3 direct from Sony. Real curious to see what it’s going to be like not being on stock vanilla.. this should be fun. I’m in the never rooted never unlocked camp just loved the stock experience but not sure I do anymore.

    It almost feels like google fucked this up on purpose because their partners are all bleeding right now.. these OEMs need to succeed and for the first time as a die hard hard android fan I’m being driven to a non-nexus product. It was really fun when the nexus 1 came out and it was a big FU to all the carriers and OEMs who had crap phones out but that is just not in google’s best interest anymore.. end of an era.

    • n900mixalot

      You can flash stock on the Z3, and you’ll have a better phone with a better camera to boot.

      • kyle

        my understanding is I will permanently loose certain DRM keys for the camera and such if I do that.

  • Come on Moto, even though I’d most likely never purchase your products (outside the 360 I lost interest in because the botched launch) I’m wish you nothing but success. These botched launches has got to stop.

  • Arthur Dent

    LOL … Moto probably shipped them out without the AT&T crapware and now the Death Star is PISSED.

    Maybe Moto forgot to install CarrierIQ for them.

    • Grayson

      You joke, but I think this is the real reason. Have you seen any AT&T customers who have already received the phone from AT&T report the issue stated above? Nope. Me thinks it’s a cover.

    • thajack

      The crapware is loaded from the Play Store when you activate the device. In fact, if you power it up and go through the setup BEFORE you insert the SIM card, you can avoid the crapware all together.

  • Rashad

    That’s what AT&T gets for wanting to beans the phone and put their ring tones on the phone. Just leave the phone alone please.

  • Ben Murphy

    This makes me so angry. Google sold out to the carriers and now here they are running the Nexus experience. I’m afraid antics like this will turn the average consumer away. Leave the f**king phone alone and sell it as is! Ugh

  • TSY87

    Thankfully the 64gb Cloud White model I ordered on 10/29 from Google doesn’t have this software issue.. Because I STILL HAVEN’T RECEIVED IT YET!!!!

    • ddevito

      ^ This guy. Sorry but that made me laugh out loud.

    • jimt

      I haven’t even ordered yet, Though I have been trying. The 64gig unicorn is a hard thing to trap.

      • TSY87

        Try to get it from moto if you can…

        • jimt

          Why not the gps? Have people received the 64 gig unicorn from Moto?

          • TSY87

            yep, even those that ordered later.

  • Paradisimo

    Is it possible that the Nexus 6 launch is actually making the OnePlus One launch look like a success?

    • Jack Bauer

      No, not really…
      The difference is that people are looking at the Nexus 6 “release” as a single release, meaning people look at the fact that Play/Motorola have sold/shipped some so that must mean the phone should be available for everyone on every carrier. But in reality it’s really no different than a Note 4, G3, or S5, where you have to wait until a specific carrier gives you a release date. Think about it like this, people would be just as upset if Samsung or LG sold phones directly to consumers but you could only find a few here or there before each carrier’s official release date. This goes counter to previous Nexus releases where you pretty much HAD to get them from Google. Google made a compromise, raise the price, have it on every carrier so the carriers can get contracts and, in exchange, Google/Motorola will only have a few in the beginning to sell to the “Buy a Play Store” Nexus group with the majority of consumers buying it from their carrier of choice on contract.

  • Thomas Wolfe

    I love how people think the AT&T Nexus is jacked up and so much different.

    It’s NOT.

    Unlock the bootloader? Check. Root? Check. Custom recovery? Check. Same build number as GPE? Check. Boot animation? Disable it like we’ve been doing for years, ya darn newbs.

    Logo on the back? Scrapes off. My device will look like one straight from Google about an hour after I get it. Y’all need to learn how to do android right.

    • ddevito

      True – but that’s a lot of work just to say it’s NOT an AT&T phone.

      • n900mixalot

        #bloop!

  • Will P

    So if I have activated and am currently using my ATT Nexus 6, then the software bug doesn’t affect me? Is it only on the initial boot that the display doesn’t power up and can’t connect to service?

    • Grayson

      Don’t worry, there is no bug. That’s just the cover story. AT&T lying out their ass again.

  • Nicholas Ruiz

    I have had no issues with mine from ATT. Well besides logos 😛

    • Brooks Brewer

      Same here. Received my Nexus 6 from AT&T yesterday (11/20), and everything is working flawlessly. Have LTE, have service, everything. Weird.

      • jimt

        Maybe AT&T forgot some piece of bloatware and is trying to add it after the fact. Because if it was the sim lock you should have had the problem.

        • Brooks Brewer

          The only things that happened, and maybe I was incredibly lucky with this one, but when I turned the phone on initially, AT&T had forgot to set up an account for my number port. I had to manually call and have everything ported. Only then did service initiate on my Nexus 6. I will say that my Nexus 6 IS branded with AT&T, and had the AT&T boot logo (I rooted and removed this). Two pieces of bloatware WERE installed, but soon uninstalled. But other than that, I’ve received phone calls, I’ve sent texts, LTE works great, everything. And I’ve restarted the phone multiple times. Maybe I got lucky.

          • jimt

            I would guess you can just flash the factory image from google to be sure you have removed the AT&T bonus ware that may be unseen at the moment.

          • glimmerman76

            nope the bloat is on the oem partition that is separate from the stock rom

          • jimt

            Does the playstore version have an oem partition and what is on this oem partition, is it just the added bloatware or is there other stuff? Can that partition just be deleted when you have root?

          • VAVA Mk2

            Link to how to remove the boot video? If AT&T ever offers it in white 64 GB, I will buy, scratch off logo on back with a plastic fork, delete all bloat except myAT&T (I actually use that on my Nexus 5 now) and remove the boot logo and bam, basically a GPS Nexus 6 on a 2 yr.

  • ApplesNAndroids

    As a VZW subscriber that REALLY wanted the Nexus 6 all the recent news on this phone has me quite disappointed. From device hiccups due to “encryption” to other carrier issues. I really like Android and my current Maxx, but I think I might hop on the 6+ train for time being.

    • AJ

      I’m on Verizon and have the Nexus 6 and love it. No complaints aside from the minimal jank caused by encryption (or whatever) but I’m guessing that can be ironed out. As an FYI – I also purchased, waited weeks for, and then subsequently returned the iPhone 6+ and 6 thinking that was going to be THE phone for me, but alas it was not. Give it a shot though, never hurts to give any phone the 14 day trial.

  • Guest

    My Moto store Nexus 6 is working flawless on AT&T.

    AT&T loaded their crap on the phones they are selling, most likely that crap might be the reason for the bug and recall.

    • Smartss

      What crap? the boot animation and a few ringtones?

      • Guest

        You never know what else they might have put, don’t trust AT&T and Verizon..

  • Ben Murphy

    Wait what?! This phone is trolling us.

  • stabone

    Man, Nexus 6 has been having a rough time.

  • BobbyG

    Disaster of a release..wow

  • nexusfriend

    What a disaster of a launch this has been, together with the underwhelming device. Oh well, let’s see what the next one looks like.

  • Craig Trunzo

    Serves AT&T right for demadning that all phones they sell have encrypted bootloaders.

    This is really the one thing about my AT&T service that I hate. I must buy my phones at full price from another source so that I can unlock the bootloader, install custom recovery, and go to town.

    • Uh…AT&T’s Nexus 6 has an unlockable bootloader…as does its HTC One M7 and M8…

      • Craig Trunzo

        Oooops. My bad.

        Then it’s Karma. The Universe is punishing AT&T for locking all the other bootloaders 😀

  • Nazzi_Muhammad

    It’s a sad day in Nexus Land. Carriers are like gnats at a BBQ. Just plain annoying.

    • Anthony Lupo

      The N6 from T-Mobile is sold completely unmodified. Unlocked, no bloatware, and just as if it was purchased from Moto or Google Play themselves.

      Picked mine up yesterday and couldn’t be happier. It’s an excellent device.

      • jimt

        Except it is Blue. Boo hoo.

        • Anthony Lupo

          That’s not a carrier modification though….

          • jimt

            It’s a carrier choice, I think. But may just be availability. I want the unicorn.

      • Nazzi_Muhammad

        Too bad Tmob sux balls

      • n900mixalot

        That network though … 2G EVERYWHERE!!!

        • Anthony Lupo

          2G everywhere? You must not have used T-Mobile in the last few years then, because they’ve greatly improved.

          I have 4G all the time…but then again, I live in a major city so that probably explains why.

  • AJ

    Well that sucks for those who have to return their devices. On the flip side, maybe I’m way too lenient/understanding but I fully expect bugs to exist with any new software/hardware combination rollout. I bought my Nexus direct from Motorola, and I’m on Verizon, but I went into it assuming something may go wrong especially with buying a phone that isn’t even officially sold on the carrier yet. Luckily nothing bad has happened so far. Prior to the Nexus 6 I was essentially using an iPhone 5s, 6 & 6 plus over the course of the last few weeks..and we all know how the iOS 8.0 rollout went. At least the Nexus 6 doesn’t bend? 😉

    • ddevito

      liar

      • ApplesNAndroids

        What, don’t you normally use 4 phones within weeks of each other?

        • AJ

          Yeah I have issues with phones. (Edit: I’m very picky). Over the course of the last few months I’ve not only used and returned the One M8, G3 (on Verizon) but I’ve also used the Nexus 5 on T-Mobile & AT&T, before going back to Verizon & my iPhone 5s once the iPhone 6 was available for preorder. Waited for 3 week for the 6+ to arrive, used it for 10 days and was disappointed, so returned it for the regular 6 thinking, maybe it was the size. Well the 6 came and within the next 10 days I felt the same. Realized i was just so damn bored with iOS. Luckily the Nexus 6 was slated to work on Verizon, and so here I am with that now. 3 days in and I may actually hold into this phone past it’s 14 day trial.

          • Artune

            Same here, day two on vzw and I’m loving it. Coming from a g3

  • Woodhouse

    Bloat is bad, mmmkay?

  • Jake

    Glad i ordered mine directly from Google and activated it on Verizon. No issues so far…

    • Rand Paul 2016

      Have you tried to wifi tether? Does it check for subscription. I have unlimited. Thanks

  • Guest

    If you check out reddit, XDA, or Youtube you find a several people with AT&T phones with a bunch of added bloat which is probably the root of this. My GPS Nexus 6 if working flawlessly and I am more than pleased with it…

    Man, the trolls are working overtime with this one…It’s like they were rooting and waiting for any issue with the Nexus 6 to pounce…smh…

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Such a Joke. Failure Google.

    • r0l

      My ATT N6 works fine. The fail is the naked case I bought with it. Not that I plan to use the kickstand much, but it doesn’t even work right, device wobbles and is uneven.

      • jimt

        Maybe you can send back the case.

        • r0l

          Due to the kickstand not being a compelling feature for me I’ll just keep using it until there is a better selection out there.

    • Woodhouse

      Pretty sure this is an AT&T bloatware issue, as only units sold through AT&T stores have experienced it.

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        This is a 100% Google issue. It’s their phone. Anything that’s jacked up software wise it’s their responsibility.

        • Guest

          No it’s not Google issue, my Moto store Nexus 6 is working flawless on AT&T.

          AT&T loaded their crap on the phones they are selling, most likely that crap might be the reason for the bug and recall.

          • needa

            in the end, google is the one at fault. it is google after all that said yes to adding bloat and locking things down in order for it to be sold by at&t.

          • Jack Bauer

            It’s business… There was a tradeoff, Google’s previous Nexus model wasn’t going to last forever; each year the specs and prices went up until eventually a Nexus would be built and in order to get it to sell, Google would have to let the carriers sell it and carriers would have to subsidize it with contracts. Nature of the beast.

        • Guest

          Got a Nexus 6 from T-Mobile and it’s running flawlessly.

          AT&T just HAD to load it with bloatware, sell it locked to the carrier, and all that. It’s their own fault. Not Google’s.

        • dylanmk2

          I know right? Google literally held a gun to Motorola’s head and said “no load different firmwarez right meow!” Crazy stuff happening at Motorolaland, lg has since recovered from their nexus development and went all g3 on us. For real though the only areas to blame google is not having just 2 variants like the n5 and allowing carrier software raping (for the spoonfed who will still rabble on, google made the software but moto loaded it). Please though cry anyways, it fuels my laughter.

      • Grayson

        Actually there is no issue with AT&T units. Show me someone who has reported this issue. Look around the net. A bunch of AT&T units have already been shipped to customers and they are totally fine. Pretty sure AT&T and / or Moto are lying out their asses about this. I’m guessing Moto accidentally sent AT&T a giant batch without the AT&T logo stamped on the back (as some AT&T customers have reported) and AT&T told Moto they better damn take them back and put that stamp on.

        • VAVA Mk2

          Plastic fork will fix that

  • EC8CH

    Someone at AT&T must have read the previous Droid-Life article???

  • Tony Byatt

    My GPS N6 is working flawlessly…

    You put it in the hands of the carriers and this is what happens…

    • Nazzi_Muhammad

      Yes sir. Ding, ding, ding. We have a winner

    • Shaggy

      I would not have expected anything less from Nexus Fanboy. Congrats on keeping the streak alive of casting blame on something else other than the fact that this device rollout and Meh specs are par for the course with Nexus. Excuses are alive and well with the Nexus Klan…………..all is as it should be with the world.

      • Brian Menius

        “Meh” specs? What the blue f*ck qualifies as non-meh specs right now?

        • n900mixalot

          Let’s see … 5-6 hours of screen-on time for one. A camera that works actually works acceptably well in low-light, never mind the megapixel count … HDR video.

      • John Johnson

        Trolling, or do you actually ever plan on clarifying your spec complaint?

        • Cesar

          He’s a troll. Ignore him.

    • Jack Bauer

      This. Pretty much hit the nail on the head with that one, @tony_byatt:disqus , they’re out in force. You would have thought that Samsung released it…

      • n900mixalot

        Yeah, exactly. We remember how that goes. It’s okay to bash Samsung but don’t you DARE come for Google or Motorola.

  • SuperDoge

    Waiting for my Xperia Z3 to arrive 😉

    • LionStone

      After checking it out at the Tmo store yesterday (and the Sony rep was there giving me all the dirt pretty quickly since the salesguy was new), its on the top of my list now.

      • SuperDoge

        Yeah I played with it for like 10 mins at TMo, then decided to buy it thru Sony.. Can’t wait.

  • Defenestratus

    My GPS acquired N6 has been just fine. Not a single crash or bug or hiccup. Tempest/Teapot.

  • MrKevinH

    didn’t add enough bloat.

    • MagicMiguel

      This is what happens when Google lets the carriers have Nexus phones. Didn’t we learn anything from the Galaxy Nexus on Veri$on? How does Apple manage to avoid all the carrier crap with the iPhone?

      • Marc

        That’s an easy one! Apple just has more pull than Google.

        • Thomas Vales

          I often have wondered the same. In the beginning I know apple had lots of say so since no phone even came close to it is popularity and prestige but nowadays with most samsung devices receiving just as much publicity or promotion (word of mouth) I dont get why it is still the case.

  • Oh SH*T!!!! They dun f*ked up now!

  • marcus russell

    I was just told this at a at&t store i was going to get a charger for my n5 and asked about the n6 in store availability and they said we got some in but got to send them back cause of some software bug

    • Jacob Mustin

      wait you buy your chargers from the carrier? I cant imagine that’s the most cost-effective way to go about it.

      • marcus russell

        No but i lost my charger and needed one asap i usally order off amazon. The cheap ones in the store be just like there price when it comes to charging.

  • skitchbeatz

    So is this only fot AT&T units? how do unlocked units from moto/gps fare?

    • Only AT&T units as far as I know.

      • Grayson

        Riddle me this… why are all of the AT&T units people have been receiving the past few days totally fine? Nothing wrong with them. I think AT&T and / or Motorola aren’t being straightforward about what is going on here. I know some people who received AT&T units didn’t have an AT&T logo on theirs. Wonder if that is the real issue? Moto might have accidentally sent a large batch to AT&T without the AT&T logo stamped on the back.

  • Nic

    Reasons i’m ok sticking with my Nexus 5.

    • Nazzi_Muhammad

      Good for you. LOL

  • jimbob

    But, but, but……Motorola is now the most PERFECTEST oem. They could not possibly have such a bug. Everything they do, especially from a software perspective, just oozes excellence. I bet it was Samsung’s fault.

    • Tony Byatt

      Seems more like an AT&T problem…

      Adding their bloat probably created this issue…

      • No man, just no

      • hkklife

        This is all Google’s fault for wanting to have their noses up the carriers’ a**es and be bedfellows with them. If they’d just continue to stick it to ’em and sell unlocked devices at superb prices they might eventually pull a T-Mo and rock some change into the industry. But now we are just getting endless sequences of delays, bloat, bugs etc etc.

        • Luxferro

          Quite possible. It could also be that the Nexus 6 wasn’t really intended to be a Nexus device, and was supposed to be an Android Silver device… and when that was canceled plans changed, but Moto already had been working with carriers.

          The fact is no one knows the truth, or why. But that really doesn’t excuse mucking up the Nexus name by letting carriers have their way.

      • Guest

        Agree, my Moto store Nexus 6 is working flawless on AT&T.

        AT&T loaded their crap on the phones they are selling, most likely that crap might be the reason for the bug and recall.

        • Pakmann2k

          I am curious if they are recalling the early ones because they didn’t add the bloat and the sim locks to them.

  • Ben

    So glad I decided to skip the Nexus and get the Moto X 2014

    • Nazzi_Muhammad

      I’m glad for you too.

  • c5d

    Hey Droid-Life, got a question: Does this affect ALL Nexus 6’s that has shipped, or the ones that AT&T received from Motorola? i.e. if I was to receive one from either Motorola directly, or the Google Play store, does this bug affect them with an AT&T SIM?

    • AT&T only as far as I know.

      • c5d

        So this brings up another question…assuming that this only affects the AT&T Nexus 6’s…that must mean that they have a different software load? If so…that’s ugly…because it means a slightly forked development tree. Unless Google/Motorola intends on rolling everyone to the same firmware/software at a latter point. Eeek gads…either way…not so great…

        • glimmerman76

          Nope same build same everything. The only difference is the oem partition that att loaded the boot image and ringtones on.

  • Maxim∑

    Mine on T-Mobile has been fine so far. Just the occasional crash

  • Keith
    • Guest

      AT&T sucks, My Moto store Nexus 6 is working flawless on AT&T.

      AT&T loaded their crap on the phones they are selling, most likely that crap might be the reason for the bug and recall.

      • michael arazan

        This is why Moto Has no stock, trying to keep up its sales and delivery to all the carriers. I guess everyone else in the world already knows they are S.O.L til some time next year to get one of these.

        Maybe they should rethink closing down the US plant, seems to me they should keep the plant open to keep up with demand

      • galaxyNote4isBoss

        Nexus 6 SUCKS donkey dicks period.

        • squiddy20

          You must have a fascination with balls, dicks, and asses because that’s all you ever talk about. “[device] suck monkey balls”, “sniff my ass” (who the f*ck says crap like that?), and now this? Are you mentally handicapped? A child living in a 55+ year olds body?

          • He sure loves that Galaxy Note 4 though

          • squiddy20

            I swear I remember him saying once or twice how he was going to “push up on” his “legendary” Evo 3D…

          • Annette Rogers

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        • StraightEdgeNexus

          Yarell sucks stinky Shamesung dick period.

        • Ruvim

          I do like my note 4, the other day I got 6 hours of screen time from morning till bedtime, but this guy is ridiculous lol.He can’t be taken seriously.

        • Joe Shmoe

          And so do you

        • Chippah

          Shouldnt you out looting the liqour store or sumphin?

    • Shaggy

      Nexus is on a roll……………..a comedy of errors with roll out, and woeful specs makes this device the “Winner for Subpar phone of the year” ……………..How can Nexus boy continue to keep his head up high fiasco after fiasco.

      • Patmw123

        What is woeful about the specs in your opinion? Just curious.

        • Jack Bauer

          Nothing really, he’s probably one of the ones that want so bad for a particular phone to fail that they seize on any of the inevitable hiccups in phone releases and use it as an excuse to bash, then look and point and say “Suckers”.

          • Shaggy

            “Hiccups”…………..Hahahahah. Continue to drink the Kool Aid and keep convincing yourself.

          • Jack Bauer

            Glad we know where you stand… Still no response to the original question..? “What is woeful about the specs in your opinion? Just curious.”

          • n900mixalot

            I don’t know if it’s the “specs” themselves, but the battery life (four hours of on-screen time = 2013 battery life) and the camera performance seem to be lacking … quite a bit.

          • Guest

            Where did you get 4 hours of on-screen time from? Several tests place it around 8 hours of on-screen time, just shy of the Note 4’s battery. Do your research.

          • Ron Logan

            Where did you get 4 hours of on-screen time from? Several tests place it around 8 hours of on-screen time, just shy of the Note 4’s battery. Do your research next time instead of just bitching.

          • John Johnson

            Woeful specs, you said.

            Clarify or GTFO.

          • michael arazan

            Yeah, getting a Nexus is a terrible idea, Google never updates their phones or try to ever get rid of bugs. /s

            Of all the mistakes OEM’s make with their devices and software, Google has a pretty good track record.

            So maybe you might want to go shop at amazon for a Panty Un-buncher.

      • Cesar

        thisisbait.jpeg

      • scott

        Were waiting on that answer to the specs question or will you come back with a quip that dodges the question?

    • Brian Menius

      So effing perfect.

  • This.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

  • enigmaco

    Hate to admit it but wondering if this is the reason verizon has been holding out on getting the device…

    • Jeff Ayers

      crazy thing is.. the longer this takes the more I’m questioning if I really want this phone.

      • akellar

        You do

      • GregDubya

        That was the nail in the coffin for me. I don’t want to deal with encryption slow downs. I’ve rooted every device I’ve owned for years and done ROMs, etc. Got tired of all the drama. Flashed my Note 3 to stock 6 months ago and have been happy. Just called my buddy at the VZW store and told him I’m coming to snag the Note 4 on Monday. No more waiting for the Nexus 6. Talked me out of it!

    • Woodhouse

      Verizon is probably holding out on selling it because it’s basically a bigger version of their current featured exclusive Android flagship, the Droid Turbo, and they don’t want to cannibalize sales.

      • enigmaco

        That is true I go into verizon or call them they try to sell me the droid turbo and then get mad when I’m not interested in buying it.

        • Brandon Rinebold

          Yep. Verizon really doesn’t understand people who know what they want. So much so that ‘I will leave you and find a different carrier before I buy a different phone’ isn’t even enough to stop them from telling you how great ‘exclusive phone X’ is.

  • Tyler Durden

    Uh push an update? Are they that stupid?

    • htowngtr

      Can’t push an update if the firmware is bad.

      • Tyler Durden

        Software can fix most things. Anything else, and they just dun goofed.

    • The issue is happening on initial activation, so a push update won’t work…

      • Tyler Durden

        Shouldn’t be tied to AT&T. Use wifi and download update.

    • Defenestratus

      Sounds like it might be an issue with the bootloader or something – basically being unable to power on the device.

      Glad I got mine from GPS.

    • DanSan

      the ability for people to remove the logo on the back cant be fixed via software update. they want to make it more difficult to remove. thats the “bug” lol

      • VAVA Mk2

        Video of people on YouTube removing that with a plastic fork

  • David Stevens

    What happened to quality control?

    • Jason

      Even the best quality control can’t catch every bug. Ask Apple. They still can’t get it right.

      • Tyler Durden

        Fixed within days, at least.

        • JiGSaW525

          Can’t fix the fact that their product still bends.

          • ddevito

            yeah – and walk into an apple store and get it replaced. Ever deal with Google? They’re not so great, not even close.

          • Tyler Durden

            Note 4 bends too. Treat your device right.

        • Jason

          Apple still hasn’t “fixed” iOS 8…

      • David Stevens

        Why is apple the “best?” And this is a huge issue. There should never be a problem like this. Ever.

        • Tyler Durden

          They used to be under Jobs. Now with Cook, there’s some slips here and there.

          • David Stevens

            Key here is that they were. I wouldn’t say they are anymore. My problem is that initial shipments which means thousands of phones….how do you let that slip?

          • JiGSaW525

            Antennaegate was under Jobs?

        • Jason

          Let us know when you can figure out how to make every product release absolutely perfect.

        • Jprime

          Do you mean why do people say it? or how did they manage to become it? When you make the entire product from start to finish, release updates to everyone all at once, and release on time, you are the best…not perfect, but the best. Until Google stops this ridiculous working with different companies approach for flagships and just makes one great product, refined, year after year, you will have these issues. I am over this phone and if I was waiting to get it because my current phone was craping out on me, I’d be angry since it’s basically been a month and it still isn’t available (not really anyway).

      • Jprime

        They get it right, every single time

  • thedonxr

    Maybe the bug is that ugly carrier branding on the back!

    • h_f_m

      I was going to say that if no one else did yet.
      The diff for this changeset is most likely in the physical design assets not the codebase. 🙂

  • uhoh

    As if this rollout couldn’t get worse…

    • If there’s one thing that One+ taught us it’s that a rollout can ALWAYS get worse.

      • Tyler Durden

        OnePlus has sold 500k plus units. Nexus has sold….how many now?

        • Defenestratus

          Probably more since it’s available now through multiple vendors and you don’t need to get a stupid invite to buy it like you’re trying to get into a south beach nightclub. But lets not let our fanboyism get in the way.
          At least Google/Nexus hasn’t indulged in any misogyny to sell their phones.

          • Tyler Durden

            OnePlus hasn’t either. They’ve opened it up for preorders and sending it out. No fanboyism. I’m on a 6+.

          • Luxferro
          • ddevito

            yeah but the launch was just as bad, not to mention the thing is slow and riddled with bugs. Worst Nexus ever, not even close. At least once you do get an invite you can EASILY buy a OnePlus One, and it ships in 2 days, not months. So no, don’t get YOUR fanboism to blind you either.

            A startup company doesn’t have the resources Google has. Google has no excuses for poor launches.

          • Patmw123

            There’s no way it’s worse than the Verizon Galaxy Nexus. That, by far, was certainly the worst nexus ever.

          • Jarred Sutherland

            Yeah that device was just utter trash. Horrible CDMA radio reception just sent it over the edge for me. But this issue with the slow encrypted FS is really bad. Side by side comparisons show it behind the N5 every time, sometimes not by much, other times by a HUGE margin.

          • ddevito

            Not really. yes it was delayed, and no – Verizon didn’t have any answers or updates (or Google), but it did launch and despite some hardware issues it was by far the best Verizon phone ever (maybe with the exception of the Moto X). But it wasn’t riddled with bugs or crippling performance issues like the Whale.

          • Patmw123

            The Verizon Galaxy Nexus was always notorious for having bad radios, god awful battery even though it was replaceable, and significant screen burn in/distortion on the AMOLED. Those hardware issues, in addition to the botched/delayed release of the Verizon “exclusive”, as well as not being given software support from Google/Verizon are all indications of a failed device. Those are only some of the issues that plagued the Verizon Galaxy Nexus – need I not mention that the garbage TI chip used in the device that wasn’t even supported for 2 full years after release by the chip manufacturer so Google had its hands tied with providing anymore updates.

            But yeah, aside from those issues, the Verizon Galaxy Nexus was definitely the best device Verizon has ever seen.

          • jimt

            You forgot the speakers/audio volume.

          • n900mixalot

            There was no botched or delayed release … and it wasn’t the radios themselves, it was the software and the LTE rollout that caused switching problems. The hardware was fine.

          • Patmw123

            The release was certainly delayed – until December 15th. There were Galaxy Nexus devices just sitting in Verizon/Best Buy stores for days if not weeks waiting for the okay to actually be sold prior to December 15th. I bought one as soon as the store opened that morning after being teased for the last month or so about when the device was actually going to be released for purchase.

            The terrible speaker was certainly a hardware issue – and I forgot to even mention that initially. Even when I had ROMs installed to boost the volume, the speaker was still trash – especially compared to the competition. It was evident that it simply did not have the hardware quality that its price implied.

            The AMOLED was clearly not a quality display as burnout started literally with a month or two on multiple of the Galaxy Nexus devices I had (I’ve had numerous AMOLED devices and none have had this to this extent). The TI chip not being supported for two full years alone indicates that there is obviously a hardware issue – otherwise update support wouldn’t have stopped across the board for all Galaxy Nexus devices abruptly. Maybe the hardware issues were tolerable, as I tolerated mine for 2 years, but it certainly had some hardware issues.

          • VAVA Mk2

            LOL

          • VAVA Mk2

            As a former VZW GNex owner I can attest to that

          • adbFreedom

            Lol, you are really holding on to that crap ars technica review aren’t you. I have not had any lag or bugs on my Nexus 6. The launch was poor, yes. Performance, not in the least bit.

          • Ryan

            That “slowness” may be the forced encryption that can’t be turned off without a modified kernel from the looks of things.

          • Shaggy

            Great example of Nexus Fanboy…………..no further comment necessary.

        • ThatBabyAintMine

          You’re comparing the sales of a phone that’s been out for months now to a phone that just became available within the past week.

          No sense was made here today folks.

        • elpcmaster

          How with only 100K invites?

          • Mark Whelan

            I have an invite…good for 7 more hours…hit me up if anyone wants it. I have a oneplus 1…great phone. also have the 6…

      • ddevito

        yet another troll comparing a Chinese startup to GOOGLE. Nice job. Not to mention 500k OPOs have been sold (despite their awful invite system).

        • This isn’t Google’s fault. This is all on AT&T & Moto.

          • ddevito

            Okay, so blame the OTHER company worth billions. Happy now?

          • My initial comment was really meant to be a light-hearted jab at One+… So, who’s really the troll here you or me? I mean… why so serious?

          • ddevito

            OP is getting its fair share of criticism for sure, they deserve it for the contest stunts they pulled over the summer. But it makes me laugh to hear Nexus fanboys (not just you, if you even own a N6) say how poor the OPO launch was, when they read article after article daily now about how many issues the N6 has surrounding it.

          • some

            I’m a Nexus 6 owner and far as I’m concerned both Google and Opo both messed up their launches. Doesn’t matter if your a fanboy or not, if you got eyes you can see both royally screwed up. Both are obviously good phones one just costs more then the other that’s what choice is about right? Spend more or less your choice, but this is what At&t gets for screwing with the phone.

          • marcus russell

            How u feel now knowing it was a moto error

          • Ben Murphy

            This is Google’s fault, for letting them do this f**kery!

    • Shaggy

      The comedic act that is the Nexus brand continues………………………

  • Awww, thought for a second they would remove bloatware and the peeled orange logo. 😛

    • Zack Nebbaki

      lol

    • DanSan

      no, they are recalling them to find a way to make the logo so it cant be removed.