Verizon’s Nexus 6 was supposed to launch today. Don’t believe me? All you need to do is watch the video below, which Verizon published to YouTube this morning as the phone’s official demo clip. Within the first 10 seconds, the presenter says, “The new Nexus 6, now available on the Verizon 4G LTE network.” Yeah, I’d say today was supposed to be the day.
Of course, the phone never did become available today, as March 12 is now the target, according to sources of ours. When the day does come, it should be available for $249 on-contract.
Until then, feel free to watch Big Red talk about Google’s 3-month old whale. Well, until they pull the video. (more…)
For the most part, we believe that Verizon will one day sell the Nexus 6, Google’s newest whale of a smartphone (our review). We don’t know when that will be, but previous reports and our own sources have been under the impression that February 26 is/was more than likely the target. February 26 is tomorrow, in case you haven’t looked at a calendar in a while. Will it arrive tomorrow? Who knows. But hey, this neat little 360-degree viewer of the device popped up on Verizon’s site recently! It must still be happening!
Oooooooh. Ahhhhhhh. (more…)
Still interested in the Nexus 6, but would like to avoid Google’s typically exaggerated shipping costs? What if you could buy it from Amazon at the same price as Google, only with Prime shipping? Starting today, you can! Amazon currently has both the white and blue 32GB models in stock. You could buy one today and have it in two days with no shipping fee (as long as your are a Prime member) or tomorrow by upping to 1-day shipping for $3.99.
Here is our Nexus 6 review in case you haven’t made up your mind yet.
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Back in January, I expressed my love for Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 technology that allows you to charge your phone at pretty insane speeds when compared to your typical USB charger. The technology has been made famous by Motorola within the last year, thanks to their use of it as a selling feature in the new Moto X, DROID Turbo, and Nexus 6. They are also selling a $35 Turbo Charger that can give your phone hours of use in just a few minutes time. But Quick Charge 2.0 is in more than Motorola devices. In fact, the HTC One (M8) from early last year has it, as does the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact, and Galaxy Note 4. That’s right, most of the popular phones released within the last year have the technology built in.
Unfortunately, most official OEM Quick Charge 2.0 chargers aren’t cheap, so many of you have avoided buying any. Like I mentioned, Motorola sells their Turbo Charger for a whopping $35, but HTC also has a quick charge adapter that runs $35 too.
If you want a lower cost charger, you currently have to turn to places like Amazon. There are a handful of third party accessory makers now making Quick Charge 2.0 adapters, one of which is Tenergy, who just so happens to be hosting a Lightning deal over at Amazon at the moment. For just $12.99, you can grab yourself a Quick/Turbo charger and realize why I think it’s the future of charging.
As of right now, the deal is 41% claimed, so you may want to hurry.
Toast, the makers of real-wood covers for Android and iOS devices who are based in our neck of the woods in Portland, OR, are now offering covers for the Nexus 6. The covers, which are made from real wood harvested right here in the good ol’ US of A, are priced at $29, coming in four different timber options. There are also front covers to make the look complete, priced at $10. (more…)
Even though Google announced the Nexus 6 back in October, saying at the time that it would be available at all major US carriers (AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon), there is still one who has yet to sell the device in stores or online – Verizon. We could speculate all day as to why that is, but what we do know for sure is that Big Red confirmed to us shortly after Google announced the phone, that they planned to carry it. They wouldn’t offer up a timeline, price, or any other detail, only that they would carry it at some point down the road. (more…)
During Google’s investor relations call that took place this afternoon to address their Q4 earnings numbers, CFO Patrick Pichette took a minute to talk about an area of interest to us that they failed to meet demand in – the Nexus 6. Pichette mentioned that while the phone was very well received as a new phone (he actually called it the “Nexus 7″), they had “real issues” and were “unable to secure sufficient inventory” of it to meet demand. (more…)
For a very limited time, you can head over to dbrand’s website, maker of custom skins for various devices, and pick up a Nexus 6 skin for just $6. This sale is to celebrate the company’s new approach to the device, with the “M” logo cut out for a more handsome look. (more…)