AT&T Nexus 6 Pre-Orders Now Open
This Nexus launch is without precedent; the Nexus 6 is big, expensive, and compatible with all the major US carriers. It seems like Google is trying to make nice with the carriers too. Case in point, AT&T is selling a Nexus directly at launch for the first time.
The Android 5.0 Lollipop booting tablet will arrive on the shelves of the wireless carrier heavyweight today, on November 18.
The carrier’s business customer overview page reveals that the handset will sport a small AT&T globe below the large Nexus logo on its back. The carriers regular pre-order page for the Nexus 6 shows only its front.
Motorola Nexus 6 will be available on all major carriers in the United States, so it is hardly a surprise that some of them will opt to brand the phablet. The last time a Nexus smartphone got carrier branding in the United States took place in 2011, when Verizon place its logo on the back of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.
A carrier logo on the back might take away some of the phablet’s visual charms, but is seems like a fair tradeoff for the subsidized pricing users will get. AT&T and T-Mobile customers will also have the option of picking up the device directly from Google with no carrier branding or bloatware.
Click on the source to make your pre-order: AT&T