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Verizon Nexus 6 finally arriving March 12th, with Android 5.1 in tow

After months of waiting, the Verizon Nexus will arrive tomorrow, March 12th, with Android 5.1 loaded right out of the box.

Published onMarch 11, 2015


Despite launching quite some time ago on other carriers, the Nexus 6 has yet to come to Verizon Wireless — until now. Starting tomorrow, March 12th, the Nexus 6 will be sold online for $249 on contract or $27.08 a month through Verizon Edge with 24 monthly payments. Those wishing to buy in store will need to wait until March 19th.

So what took so long? Was Verizon just being Verizon? As it turns out, it might have more to do with Big Red waiting it out for Android 5.1. After all, there are a number of Verizon-specific tweaks in the Android 5.1 changelog that might have been needed for the Nexus 6 to play nicely with Verizon’s network. Conversely, Verizon might have just been slow to roll out the device as is typical from the carrier, take your pick.

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Aside from including Android 5.1 out of the box and the addition of Verizon branding on the back, there’s really nothing different about the Nexus 6 on Verizon’s network. For those that need a remind of what to expect, be sure to check out our full review, as well as some of our great Nexus 6 hands-on videos.

For those on Big Red’s network, are you still interested in the Nexus 6 or have you instead turned your attention to the coming crop of 2015 flagship devices?