Google Nexus 6 Releases on T-Mobile with No Frills
Google's latest Nexus smartphone, the Nexus 6, has landed on T-Mobile, and the carrier wants you to know that it's the pure Nexus experience.
T-Mobile's Des Smith, a senior product manager, revealed on Google Plus how different the Nexus 6 from T-Mobile is compared to one from AT&T, which comes with bloatware and other signs it's been handled.
That's Un-carrier - listening to our customers and giving them what they want, not sticking a stupid corporate logo and a bunch of crap software I know you guys don't want on your #Nexus device.
We know you guys buy a #Nexus6 to avoid that kind of thing!
Google did want to highlight the Virtual Preload (VPL) capabilities on Lollipop, so we made MyAccount available if you want it... But you can totally delete it. That's what we do.
Hope you like what we've chosen to do there (or more importantly, what we've chosen not to do).
Des Smith, Sr. Product Manager, T-Mobile US and business owner of Nexus 6 and Nexus 9."
Adding insult to injury, AT&T's batch of Nexus 6s seem to have some issues that have caused the nation's second-largest carrier to send them back. Motorola, the manufacturer of the Nexus 6, has spotted some bugs in its shipment to AT&T that prevent the smartphone from connecting to the network and, in some cases, cause the Nexus 6's screen to go black. That makes the smartphone pretty much unusable.
Just as in previous years, Google's launch of the Nexus 6 was a pretty under-the-radar ordeal compared to something along the lines of an iPhone launch. This has created some issues with carriers, and T-Mobile announced that it would delay its launch of the Nexus 6 until Nov. 19 due to shipment issues with Motorola. Once again, despite the success of previous years, it seems Google underestimated the popularity of its Nexus brand.
While the Nexus 6 is, and will continue to be, a hot item for the holiday shopping season, it might not be the best smartphone for everyone. It promises the pure Android vanilla experience, and timely updates for a couple years to come, but at six inches, the "phablet" has attracted the ire of some reviewers. While powerful, the phone's large size could negate many of its benefits. Buyers should definitely try one out, in-store, before buying, unless of course, you're already used to using phablets.
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