Motorola Nexus 6 rumored to be headed for Verizon

BY Evan Selleck

Published 3 Oct 2014

Motorola Nexus 6 in the wild

At the end of September, a mock-up of the oft-rumored Motorola-branded Nexus smartphone, codenamed Shamu, made the rounds tied to a slate of new information. Ever since, the floodgates have opened up.

Since the mock-up was released, several different images of the device have found their way out of the Rumor Mill. Just two days after the initial tease, an image of the device’s “About phone” page surfaced. While others followed, it wasn’t until an image published on October 1 that showed the device out in the wild, allegedly being used in a protective case on a bus, that we got a real close look at what’s said to be the finalized device’s front panel.

Now, a new report published by PocketNow, citing unnamed sources, states that Google has worked out a deal with the biggest wireless carrier in the United States, Verizon Wireless, to put the handset on store shelves later this year. That would mean this is the first Nexus-branded smartphone to see the light of day since the Galaxy Nexus (CDMA) that launched in 2011 to see official support from Big Red. However, the information is lacking a specific release date, and what the handset might cost when it launches.

However, for anyone who was hoping to get their hands on the Shamu, a huge device that’s rumored to launch sometime between the end of October and the middle of November, for Verizon’s network, this is certainly potentially good news.

[via PocketNow]