Leaks about the Google Nexus 6 by Motorola on Verizon Wireless have been frequent and abundant over the past 24 hours, and I’m delighted to share two of them with you: an image of the Nexus 6 complete with Verizon branding, and a potential release date.
First, let’s look at the image, courtesy of Phandroid. Similar to the Nexus 6 on AT&T, it appears that Verizon will stamp its logo on the back of the Nexus 6, right under the Nexus logo. This means that, like AT&T’s version, it’s also likely to be SIM-locked and include a small amount of Verizon bloat, as well. Luckily, all of this is easily reversible with a little hacking and elbow grease, but still it goes against the vision of what a Nexus phone should be.
What’s interesting about the pictures released by Phandroid is it looks like maybe, just maybe, the Verizon Nexus 6 will be all black, instead of “midnight blue.” Then again, that just could be the result of poor picture quality.
Android Police got the other juicy Nexus 6 tidbit, which tells us the phone is scheduled to be released on February 26.
In terms of hardware inside the phone, it should still be identical to the one sold directly by Google in the Play Store – it still has all the same radios and other internals.