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Nexus 6

Nexus 6
Front view of the Nexus 6
Codename Shamu
Developer Google, Motorola Mobility
Manufacturer Motorola Mobility
Series Google Nexus
Compatible networks 2G/3G/4G LTE
GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Model XT1103 (Americas):
CDMA band class: 0/1/10
WCDMA bands: 1/2/4/5/8
LTE bands: 2/3/4/5/7/12/13/17/25/26/29/41
CA DL bands: B2-B13, B2-B17, B2-29, B4-B5, B4-B13, B4-B17, B4-B29
Model XT1100 (International):
WCDMA bands: 1/2/4/5/6/8/9/19
LTE bands: 1/3/5/7/8/9/19/20/28/41
CA DL bands: B3-B5, B3-B8
First released November 2014
Predecessor Nexus 5
Related Moto X (2nd generation), Nexus 9
Type Smartphone
Form factor Phablet
Dimensions 159.26 mm (6.270 in) H
82.98 mm (3.267 in) W
3.8 mm (0.15 in)-10.06 mm (0.396 in) curve
Weight 184 g (6.5 oz)
Operating system Android Lollipop 5.0
System on chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 805
CPU Qualcomm 2.7 GHz quad-core Krait 450
GPU Adreno 420
Memory 3 GB of LPDDR3 RAM
Storage 32 GB or 64 GB
Removable storage Not available
Battery 3.8 V 12.2 Wh (3,220 mAh),[1] Qi wireless charging, turbo charging
Data inputs Multi-touch capacitive touchscreen
Display 5.96 in (151 mm) 16:9 aspect ratio, 493 ppi pixel density 2560x1440 QHD AMOLED, scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 3 capacitive touchscreen
Rear camera 13 MP with OIS and Dual LED ring flash.
Front camera 2 MP @ 1.4µm pixel
Sound Dual Front Facing Stereo Speakers, 3.5mm headphone jack with 4 button headset compatibility
Connectivity Micro USB, NFC, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2x2 (MIMO), Nano-SIM
Other Notifications LED (requires root access)[2]

The Nexus 6 (codenamed Shamu) is a phablet co-developed by Google and Motorola Mobility that runs the Android operating system. The successor to the Nexus 5, the device is the sixth smartphone in the Google Nexus series, a family of Android consumer devices marketed by Google and built by an original equipment manufacturer partner.

The Nexus 6's hardware is similar to that of the second generation Moto X.


  • Release 1
  • Specifications 2
    • Hardware 2.1
    • Software 2.2
  • Known issues 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


The Nexus 6 was unveiled on October 15, 2014, with pre-order availability since October 29, 2014, and a delivery date in early November.[3] Off-contract pricing is US$649 for the 32 GB model and US$699 for the 64 GB model in the US.[4] The Nexus 6 will be available through Google Play Store, Motorola Mobility, Best Buy, T-Mobile, AT&T, Sprint, Verizon Wireless, and U.S. Cellular in the United States.[5]

It will also be available in 12 other countries, including Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, India,[6] Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom.[7]

The AT&T version is SIM-locked, tethering is disabled until fee is paid to enable it, and comes loaded with bloatware.[8]



The Nexus 6 is powered by a 2.7 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor with 3 GB of RAM, either 32 or 64 GB of internal storage. It features a 3220 mAh battery and Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 technology that promises to deliver 6 hours of operation with 15 minutes of charge.[9] The Nexus 6 uses a 5.96-inch (marketed as 6-inch) with 2560x1440 resolution (493 PPI) QHD AMOLED display, and includes a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with optical image stabilization (OIS), and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera.

Like its predecessor, the Nexus 6 does not have a microSD card slot, a removable battery, or an FM radio receiver/transmitter.


The Nexus 6 runs Android 5.0 "Lollipop"

The Nexus 6 will be the first Nexus device that will support T-Mobile's Wi-Fi calling. Wi-Fi calling functionality will arrive with an over-the-air update in early 2015.[10]

Known issues

  • Some devices delivered through AT&T have a bug that causes the devices to boot to a black screen. AT&T will replace these defective units.[11]

See also


  1. ^ "Nexus 6 Teardown". iFixit. November 25, 2014. Retrieved November 25, 2014. 
  2. ^ The Nexus 6 has a secret LED, but it doesn’t show notifications — Tech News and Analysis
  3. ^ Kristin Mariano. "Nexus 6 pre-order date Oct. 29 with November delivery date; Sprint, Verizon, AT&, T-Mobile and US Cellular". Christian Today. Retrieved November 7, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Nexus 6 from Google and Motorola Mobility". Motorola. 
  5. ^ "Nexus 6". Google. 
  6. ^ Nexus 6 launching soon in india
  7. ^ "Nexus 6 to be available in 12 additional countries". Phone Horn. 
  8. ^ Nexus 6 Problems Plague Release Of Google’s Latest Android Flagship
  9. ^ "Nexus 6 Delivers 6 Hours of Battery Life With 15 Minutes of Charging: Google". 
  10. ^ "Nexus 6 Will Support T-Mobile Wi-Fi Calling Following OTA Update Early 2015". Android Police. 
  11. ^ First in line to order a Nexus 6? AT&T has a BRICK for you • The Register

External links

  • Media related to at Wikimedia Commons
  • Official website

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