Verizon to launch Nexus 6 on March 12 with Android 5.1 on board

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The Nexus 6 has been available for quite some time via major retail outlets and carriers of the U.S. It seems like Verizon will join the list in a few days from now with the carrier expected to launch the handset on March 12. The revelation was made by an internal database screenshot.

The launch of the Nexus 6 on Verizon will also come with more good news for the customers as the smartphone is expected to pack Android 5.1 out of the box. This version of Android is only found in a handful of devices (mostly Android One phones concentrated in Asia).

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It is to be seen if Google will roll out the Android 5.1 update to all units of the Nexus 6 simultaneously or offer this exclusivity to Verizon initially. Since Android 5.1 is only seen on a handful of devices, we’re not fully sure about the changes that it will introduce. It has been said in the past that there will be better handling of the Quick Settings toggles, but that’s pretty much everything we know at the moment.

If you’ve been eagerly waiting to get your hands on a Verizon branded Nexus 6, make sure you circle March 12 on your calendars. The smartphone will only be available in Midnight Blue and will cost $29.16 per month on Verizon Edge.

Via: Phandroid