Verizon Nexus 6...Beyond fashionably late

Discussion in 'Motorola Nexus 6' started by Ohyea!, Nov 29, 2014.

  1. Ohyea!

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    So, checking the Googleplay site, I see the Verizon version of the Nexus 6, is stilled greyed out. Is it too early to start assuming the worse?
     
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    Even if the Nexus 6 does come to Verizon, I doubt you'd be getting the full Nexus experience. However, with the Verizon Moto X actually getting Lollipop update recently, I'd say there's still hope for a bit of the Nexus experience on Verizon.
     
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    Peeps using the Nexus 6 on Verizon already.. No issues from what I'm reading.. Of course you have to pay full price if buying from outside Verizon... I think Verizon folks will be just fine this time..

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    I could almost swear there is a reason Moto X phones get updated fast. There is almost no bloat on my AT&T Moto X (2013), which means AT&T might not necessarily be pushing the updates.

    Of coarse if the Galaxy Nexus is any indication, I would stay really far away. Time will tell.
     
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    You would think that Verizon would prioritize this phone to add another unit to its stable. Holiday season is here. Dropping this phone afterwards would be a mistake.
     
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    Verizon and Motorola have a DROID relationship and a line of phones that has been serving them very well.

    If the Moto X jeopardizes sales of the Droid Turbo, I wouldn't be surprised if they let it slip through the cracks.
     
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    If the phone doesn't have a Droid or Apple logo on it, Verizon won't be pushing their reps to sell it.

    I stepped into a Verizon store a couple weeks back when the z3v was released. Not a single ad for the z3v and when I asked the rep about it she said "it might be over there" (pointing towards the "last generation" device wall). Fast forward to just a few days ago, and I had reps pointing me straight towards the Droid Turbo. I could tell the rep knew what he was talking about so I ask about the z3v and he starts bringing up the specs of the Turbo and saying how it's pretty much superior in every way. So just to throw him off I said "PS4 remote play is what I really want", he reluctantly showed me the z3v.

    I asked about the Nexus 6 and he had the most blank look on his face as if he wasn't trained how to respond to such a question.
     
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    The Verizon store in my town is similar, but a different tune. If you pretend like you don't know anything about phones, they will guide you straight to the Samsung or Apple tables & nothing else. They steer way clear of the Droid / Motorola aisle. There is a new Moto X??? Moto made a Nexus???


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    There are very few sales reps in any store that you go to that can relate to most of the phone's on the market. It's not surprising though. With all of the different types of Android phones it would be impossible for a rep to be able to know all of them. Microsoft is easy and Apple sells itself, but most people do not have time to run the gammut of Android and have a life outside of work.

    Where I live the majority of stores are small. Even the corporate stores. Their displays are lacking and there isn't room to cater to all devices.
     
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    None of us should be surprised by this.

    This is kind of proof in the pudding that companies like LG and Motorola that their advertising isn't hitting the target audience. You have to give consumers and incentive to switch. Neither Motorola nor LG have really done that, in my opinion.


    I might also add that surely Samsung and Apple are probably giving carriers more incentive to push their products. It trickles down to the salesroom. I love going in to the AT&T store and asking the reps questions I know they aren't likely to know the answer to, and I jump for glee if I come across rep that does!!
     
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    Does lollipop have a feature where you can delete bloat and not just disable it, while stock (not rooted)?? I just read this.. It makes me kinda curious.. How will vzw shoot us in the foot on that?? Oh.. By not allowing it?? Anybody with an x care to chime in?? Can you delete bloat?
     
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    Typically you cannot do it without root access, as bloatware apps are typically system apps.

    With root access they can be frozen or disabled so they are taking up space but essentially do not function. They also can be removed, but caution needs to be taken as removal of some bloat can cause legitimate apps to not function properly.
     
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