Verizon subscribers can now officially walk into a Verizon Wireless retail store and purchase the Google Nexus 6 made by Motorola. The phone, which launched last Winter and has been available on every other major carrier for months is finally hitting the U.S. largest wireless carrier. Late is better than never though, so Verizon customers are likely just fine with the wait had they initially been interested in grabbing the latest Nexus smartphone through official Verizon channels. Verizon is listing the Nexus 6 as being available in three different price points, one with a 2-year contract set at $249.99, on the Verizon EDGE plan at $27.08 a month, and off contract at full cost up front for $649.99.
According to Verizon’s website where customers can also purchase the phone officially, they only offer the 32GB model of the device and only in the Midnight Blue color, with no word on whether or not they’ll be offering up the 64GB model or either size in White. Aside from having the Verizon Wireless logo on the back and likely options for a couple Verizon specific apps, the phone remains unchanged and will be just the same as the models purchased from other carriers and from the new Google Shop. The Nexus 6 features a stunning 6-inch Quad HD AMOLED display and runs the latest flavor of Android software, Android 5.1 Lollipop, although the Verizon model may end up with Android 5.0 out of the box with either an immediate or quick update to Android 5.1 Lollipop shortly after powering it on.
It’s also running on Qualcomm’s last generation Snapdragon 805 CPU and carries with it 3GB of RAM to handle just about any multi-tasking, gaming, videos, and anything customers can throw at it. Other notable features include the 13MP rear-facing camera with OIS, a long life 3220mAh battery with quick-charge capabilities, and a 2MP front camera. Now that Verizon is officially selling the phone through the retail channels, customers will have the option for that on-the-spot satisfaction of walking into the store and walking out with a brand new phone as opposed to ordering it online and having to wait a few days to a week for it to show up on their doorstep.