Sprint has become the first major nation-wide carrier in the US that offers the Google Nexus 6 smartphone. It is available for $300 with 2-year contract agreement. The phone is already available through AT&T, but only based only on pre-order. A sales rep from Verizon Wireless said that the company will release the phone, but there’s no information on price or launch date yet.
The 64GB and 32GB versions of Nexus 6 have been listed in Google Play, but they are now out of stock. So, the more sensible way to acquire a Nexus 6 smartphone in the United States is through major carriers. With the heated up competition from Apple with its iPhone 6 and Samsung with its Galaxy S5, Google is seeking to get as many carriers as possible as their distributors.
Nexus and other Android smartphone models once held a significant advantage over the iPhone series with their much larger display sizes. But because the iPhone 6 Plus already offers a 5.5-inch display, the advantage has effectively lost traction.
Many people argue that the Nexus 6 is a little too big with its 5.9-inch display, but it is clearly a noticeably larger model compared to the iPhone 6.