Pre-order Nexus 6
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I know, I know, you'll tell us on your blog, but what are the odds, if I pre-order Nexus 6 from Play Store on Oct 29, that I will be able to activate it within a reasonable length of time, say a few weeks?

Jim

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  • Hi James!  I wish I could tell you for sure, but I don't have official word just yet.  Please do watch for announcements.

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  • James I think one of the interesting questions to be answered is will the google play version work on CDMA carriers like the last one did on Sprint, or since there are carrier versions or at least the carriers are selling the Nexus 6 (they sold the Nexus 5 but this seems to be a real effort for the carriers to push the N6)  will there be a CDMA version of the phone. I hope it is like the Nexus 5 and I don't think there is any reason it shouldn't be unless Verizon finds a way to mess over that process and they probably will because they are the devil. The Galaxy Nexus still leaves me with fears this could get messed up.

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  • Wesley,

    There are only two versions. N America & rest of the world. NA supports virtually everything here. Bands listed here:

    http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/192101-nexus-6-the-best-android-smartphone-for-wireless-and-lte-connectivity

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  • I think the real question is "will Sprint restrict it because they sell it?".

    Jim

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  • James, thanks for the link I had been searching for some info like that. That is awesome.

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  • Jim, if like the Nexus 5, the Play edition should be no problem. I have seen mentions from official Ting folks that seemed to feel pretty positive it wouldn't be a problem also. I hate the size but everything else makes that a really exciting device. I don't want to use Verizon or US Cellular ever, ever so the N5 is fine for me for now, but a universal device that will work on practically any network in the US is a pretty big deal.

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  • As far as size, been keeping my note 2 in front jeans pocket even running shorts pocket for 1 1\2 yr. N6 only slightly bigger, but bigger screen due to smaller bezels. My concern is- Sprint didn't sell N5, so Play Store not in competition. N6 sold by Sprint, might restrict.

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  • Actually Sprint sold the Nexus 5 in their stores and through Best Buy. Those are the ones that could not be activated on Ting however. I think they started the pricing out at 449 for the 16GB if I'm not mistaken. So of course no one bought many from them I'm sure.

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  • Thank you for that info. That clarifies a lot for me.

    Jim

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  • Jim, No problem. I attempted to be an early adopter on Ting, however thanks to back ordered phones that was not the case they had it all worked out before I got my N5. Looks like the only thing different with the 6 is going to be more "carrier friendly" pricing. I don't think the price is terrible considering the specs, but it is a long way from the N5 also. I also think google subsidized the N5 and from what I hear that isn't the case with the 6. And... yes I read too much about phones, admitting I have a problem is the first step? right? :)

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