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Nexus 6 hits Verizon loaded with Android 5.1 Lollipop

Google Nexus 6 Android phablet hits Verizon
Google Nexus 6
While most other major carriers in the US already launched this phablet, Verizon unleashes it today, but is probably the first one to sell it loaded with Android 5.1.

Google launched the Motorola-made Nexus 6 phablet back in November 2014, and most major US carriers unleashed it before 2015 began. Verizon Wireless took their time as the successor of Nexus 5 goes on sale for their clients today. While they did not mention it anywhere, the long wait is most likely related to the Android 5.1 Lollipop update, as the 6-inch device comes with it out of the box.

Verizon's Nexus 6 phablet has the same hardware specs as those sold by other carriers - 2.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, 6-inch AMOLED Quad HD capacitive touchscreen, 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage, 13 MP main camera with OIS, and more. Thanks to Android 5.1, Nexus 6 launches on Verizon with Advanced Calling 1.0 which enables simultaneous data use and voice calls, as well as HD Voice Calling to compatible handsets on the same network.

The phablet can be ordered online starting today and will reach Verizon stores starting March 19. Its price is $249.99 USD with two-year activation or $27.08 USD per month for two years with Verizon Edge. Those who purchase the Nexus 6 from Verizon before the end of March 2015 can get a free 6-month Google Play Music All Access subscription, worth $9.99 USD a month.

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Codrut Nistor, 2015-03-12 (Update: 2015-03-12)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.