Google: We Couldn’t Keep Up With Demand for the Nexus 6

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…)

Save $48 on the Nexus 6 at T-Mobile With This Coupon Code

T-Mobile is currently hosting a deal on the Nexus 6 that will slash $48 off the price. The deal is good for both 32GB and 64GB models, so at their $649 and $699 prices, you are looking at $601 and $651, respectively, after the discount. That’s not a bad price for a phone that Google and Motorola still can’t seem to keep in stock.

In our Nexus 6 review, we called it the best Nexus ever made. And even though the phone is a whale, consuming media on it is quite enjoyable. In fact, using it in general is a joy, assuming you have two hands free on the regular.  (more…)

T-Mobile Working on 700MHz Band Support Update for Nexus 6 and Xperia Z3

Thanks to a T-Mobile page spotted by TmoNews, we now know that a software update is coming to two flagship devices, the Nexus 6 and Sony Xperia Z3, allowing the smartphones to connect to T-Mo’s 700MHz band of LTE spectrum. Not only does the 700MHz band include better speeds, but users should also see better building penetration thanks to the lower frequency.  (more…)

Your Nexus 6 Dimple Should Have Been a Fingerprint Scanner, Isn’t Because of Apple

Former Motorola CEO and current Dropbox COO Dennis Woodside sat down recently for a brief chat with The Telegraph to discuss his current role, but also make a comment about the Nexus 6 that may interest a number of you. Woodside’s comment refers specifically to the dimple on the back of the phone, a dimple that was originally supposed to add functionality to the device like many had speculated, only never ended up there because of Apple.  (more…)

Slickwraps Released Horween Leather and Bamboo Skins for the Nexus 6

Most consider the Nexus 6 to be a monster-sized version of Motorola’s Moto X (2nd gen). The two devices certainly look very similar with their dimples, metal frames, and curved bodies, it’s just that the Nexus 6 is 13x the size of the new Moto X (yes, we’re exaggerating a tad). But outside of the size, there is also one other unfortunate difference – the Nexus 6 is actually Google’s phone. In other words, it doesn’t have the customizable options that Motorola’s flagship has through Moto Maker. That means no leather or wood or custom colorways or branding. You can either go Midnight Blue or Cloud White (assuming you can find either in stock anywhere).

What if you want a wood or leather Nexus 6, though? Slickwraps may have an option that will get you close to a Moto Maker-made Nexus 6.  (more…)

Download: Android 5.0.2 OTA Updates for Nexus Devices (Updated: Nexus 10)

Updated 1/20:  Nexus 10 link added.

Now that Android 5.0.2 factory images have been posted for more devices (Nexus 7 2013 and Nexus 10) and over-the-air (OTA) updates are starting to rollout, it’s about time that we give you a post to bookmark that will continue to be updated. So even as the update hits the Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and other Nexus tablets or phones, we will update this post.  (more…)

Download: Android 5.0.2 OTA Updates for Nexus Devices (Updated)

Updated 1/20:  Nexus 10 link added.

Now that Android 5.0.2 factory images have been posted for more devices (Nexus 7 2013 and Nexus 10) and over-the-air (OTA) updates are starting to rollout, it’s about time that we give you a post to bookmark that will continue to be updated. So even as the update hits the Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and other Nexus tablets or phones, we will update this post.  (more…)