T-Mobile Takes A Dig At AT&T: No Logo, No Bloatware, No Crap You Don't Want On The Nexus 6

Advertisement
Advertisement

Google's Nexus 6 phablet is in high demand lately, no wonder considering the sheer spec power of this handset, the fact that is sports vanilla Android 5.0 Lollipop offering on top of it all is just a huge plus. The handset was announced last month by Google, alongside Nexus 9, Nexus Player and the aforementioned new version of Android, 5.0 Lollipop. Certain countries already offer this handset for purchase, U.S. included. You can get it directly from Google, directly from Motorola, at Best Buy or on contract via carriers if you'd like, though keep in mind this handset isn't cheap like previous Nexus handsets were, this is a high-end offering by Google and it is priced as such.

That being said, T-Mobile's CEO, John Legere, is a rather controversial figure. He just love to pick on other carriers, AT&T included. It seems like John Legere is not the only T-Mobile executive which likes to do that though, Senior Product Manager, Des Smith, shared something interesting on his official Google+ page. "No Corporate Logo, No Bloatware, no crap you don't want on the #Nexus6 from +T-Mobile." was a part of his post on Google+, you can check out the whole thing if you follow the source link down below. AT&T's version of the handset comes with an AT&T logo on the back along with some bloat from AT&T, though you can remove all that. T-Mobile is obviously taking a dig at AT&T here, though they're exaggerating things this time around. Not only is the logo on the back of the device, but it's also not that bad, it actually fits quite nicely even though you won't be looking at the back of the device and you can remove all the bloat that comes with the device. Though on the other hand, T-Mobile's version doesn't have any sort of T-Mobile branding on the hardware and you don't need to remove any bloat because there is none, so… not that they're wrong, but exaggeration is definitely the word here, although if you want a straight-up Nexus handset and intend to buy it from a carrier, T-Mobile might be your best bet.

Advertisement

If you recall, Motorola pre-installed wrong software on the AT&T version of the Nexus 6, so AT&T actually had to ship the initial batch back to Motorola. This could actually have something to do with the added bloatware, reports Phone Arena, it's quite possible actually. Either way, the phone is now available from a number of carriers in the U.S., do you intend to get a copy or did you purchase it already?

Share this page

Copyright ©2014 Android Headlines. All Rights Reserved.

This post may contain affiliate links. See our privacy policy for more information.
Advertisement
Assistant Editor

Kristijan has been writing for Android Headlines since 2014 and is an editor for the site. He has worked as a writer for several outlets before joining Android Headlines, and has a background in writing about Android and technology in general. He is a smartphone enthusiast that specializes in Android applications, and that platform in general. Contact him at [email protected]

View Comments