Is the Nexus 6 the nexus we were looking for?

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  1. pc747

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    I remember almost 2 years ago there was a thread where we were discussing how we would like to see Google make a premium nexus that was up to par with the current specs. Here we are and it looks like Google has delivered but did we really want it?

    • Nexus that is on par with the top devices in the industry: Minus the camera the Nexus is even across the board with the Note 4.
    • Available to buy on contract via carrier: Every US carrier, including Verizon, will carry the Nexus 6 available to purchase on contract. The other factor is you can but the Nexus 6 and literally take it to any US carrier without having to beg for your unlock code.
    • Made of premium materials "no shortcuts": The Nexus 6 made by motorola is by far the best nexus (on paper) that we have ever seen.
    So what is the problem?

    1. For some people a 6 inch phone is just too big. For blue collar workers that mean the extra beef with the addition of an Otterbox (or other case), and that can be more phone than they want.
    2. Pricing: To me I think this is the big it factor. We were spoiled by the price point of the Nexus 5 that we, including myself, were hoping for the Nexus to be at a cheaper price point. But when I step back and look at reality I realize that we can not continue to ask Google to make premium phones and sell it at cut throat prices.
    I hope Google continue to expand their device selections to where customers have more choices in size, pricing, and other selections. But based on Google's video we already do and the Nexus is just a part of the broad choices of devices we have whether it be via Samsung, HTC, Motorola, LG, Asus, or even Google branded we have choices. And this year if you look at the choice of devices we have to choose from with the Droid-line, Galaxy phones, HTC M, LG G devices, Moto devices as well as the Nexus android as a collective brand is as strong as it has ever been. So go out there and find the device that fits your style because the available selections have never been this strong with Android ecosystem.
     
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    A Moto Nexus is a dream come true! Another Nexus on Verizon is a miracle! But it poses an interesting "dilemma" for me ... been dying for another opportunity to get a Nexus on Verizon and the fact it's a Motorola is unbelievably awesome! But, as it turns out, I'm looking to downsize with my next device (coming from a Note 3). At work we'll be getting new software and I'll be carrying a tablet in the field now ... no need for 2 tablets IMO. So I've been keeping an eye on the Turbo. I've also briefly had a first generation and second generation X and LOVED the added Moto features, but I also love to easily root LOL. So, for me the questions are:
    1) To downsize or not?
    2) Go with easy root Nexus or Moto features and (possibly) not be able to achieve root?
    2a) Are Moto features worth giving up root?

    I will wait and see both in person before making a final decision, but leaning towards the Droid Turbo at this time. But I've been know to change my mind a time or two (or 20 LOL)
     
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    1) After downsizing to the Nexus 5 I am in the middle about whether I want to upsize again. But Moto+nexus+note 4 specs= the phone I want
    2) Go the best of both worlds with turbo for a small every day device and nexus 9 as a nexus to unlock and play with.
    2a) depending why you want to root.
     
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    I don't root for much nowadays ... not the crackflasher I once was - some Xposed modules and that's about it.
    Not feeling the Nexus 9, don't know why ... my Nexus 7 never really got/gets much use.
    If Moto can get quick updates on the Turbo I think it'll be the way to go. Those great Moto features with a killer battery (and hopefully a brighter screen than the 2nd Gen X has) is a big win IMO
     
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    Fixed it for you. ;)
     
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    With a 3200 battery, 64gb ram, and turbo charge I'm good I do not need a removable battery or external storage.
     
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    64GB RAM? :D

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    Hey I'm getting a special edition nexus 6
     
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    If you are going with the Nexus device do it on any other provider other then Verizon.. You will be disappointed. Very slow updates. Verizon will never push the sale of a Nexus phone.. They did not push the sale of the Galaxy Nexus... Very happy with the with My Note 3. Verizon and Nexus does not mix. Nexus on Verizon had All Verizon Bloatware. So my question is it truly a Nexus device?
    If you do go with Verizon to for the Nexus 6 be ready to root your phone to get any update early after Lollipop and to remove the Bloatware.
     
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    Slow updates and lack of freedom is what I would be cautious of on Verizon. Not that nexus stands for rooting and what not, but they're pretty synonymous.

    on the move..
     
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    As much as I'm not a fan of large devices, I will most likely be getting this unless the Turbo steals me away.. Or I decide on the Nexus 5 for some reason. Stock Android is my next experience I've decided.

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    They will never give Google the Freedom they give Apple. It would be a Great Device on Verizon if they gave Google the Freedom.