The Nexus 6 is supposedly disappearing from the Google Store — but is it really? Since its launch in November, 2014, the phone has become one of the most technologically-advanced flagship phones in the Nexus line. Mobile Burn reported that the Nexus 6 is no longer available through Google, but it could just be a conflicting report.
It conflicts with Google’s announcement that their “focus is on the Nexus 6 at this time.” Other reports are saying that it’s the Nexus 5 that’s disappearing from the Google Store. Some fans are sad to see the flagship phone disappear from the site. Some fans think that the Nexus 5 is cheaper and smaller than the Nexus 6.
LG is the brains behind the Nexus 5. It comes equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, 2GB of RAM, a 1080p screen, a 2,3000 mAh battery, and a 8-megapixel camera.
PC Mag announced that Google is removing the Nexus 5 from its store and making room for the Nexus 6. This news is still unsurprising to some fans. There have been rumors and reports that Google was going to pull the smartphone from its Google Store. A Google spokesperson also said that “once they are gone, they’re gone, so we’d suggest people get them while they can,” referring to the Nexus 5.
Some Google fans will still miss this smartphone. Brian P. Rubin of Readwrite says he’ll miss the Nexus 5 because of its 4.9-inch display and Android 4.0 KitKat OS.
If you’d rather purchase the Nexus 6, you can pre-order the Motorola smartphone on Thursday, March 12 at Verizon Wireless before it hits stores everywhere on March 19. This smartphone will cost $250 with a new two-year contract. You can also make payments on the Nexus 6 for $27.08 per month if you’re a member of Verizon Edge.
There is always the option to purchase the Nexus 6 from the Google Store. It will still work on the Verizon Wireless network, but you will have to pay the full cost which is $649. Ouch. Purchasing the Nexus 6 at Verizon Wireless will get you a free six-month subscription to Google Play Music, which regularly costs $10 per month. That’s not an offer that’s exclusive to Verizon Wireless, however; Google Store also makes the same offer, but for $400 more. It all depends on whether you want to be on the Verizon Wireless network or not.
The Inquisitr hinted last month that the Nexus 6 would be coming to Verizon Wireless “soon.” The U.S. mobile carrier has been teasing its release on its storefront.
Would you purchase the Nexus 6 through Google or Verizon Wireless? Are you sad that the Nexus 5 is no longer available through Google?
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