Get your grain of salt ready. A report coming from Pocketnow states that the Nexus 6 will be available through Verizon. There was plenty of chatter last year that the Nexus 5 would join Big Red, but that never happened. One good sign is that the Nexus 7 (2013) is available and operable on Verizon’s network. It just is hard to believe that this is truly happening until we actually see it happen.
Like any other device from Google, availability is expected to work on just about any carrier’s network. Verizon, and often Sprint, are left out due to the CDMA technology and wireless bands used. A GSM network is more favorable for a Nexus device. Google opts to go with the latter with global availability being the focus.
This would mark the first time since 2011 that a Nexus device lands on Big Red’s network. That year, it was the Galaxy Nexus. It left consumers very unhappy because of Verizon’s lack of effort when it came to software updates. Other versions of the Galaxy Nexus would receive software updates speedy and Verizon’s would lag behind for months. In addition to that complaint, the battery life of the Galaxy Nexus was pretty bad even though a bigger battery was utilized to manage the 4G LTE connection.
What do you think? Is the Nexus 6 actually going to come over to Verizon? Let us know in the comments.