If you’re in the market for a Nexus 6 and its pure Android experience, you may be sorely disappointed in the event you order through AT&T. Customers that buy a phone from the nation’s second largest wireless carrier will indeed receive a clean Android handset – that is, until you connect it to the Google Play Store.
During that process, AT&T will beam over and install a wealth of useless and annoying bloatware. This behavior has been confirmed by AT&T but fortunately, all is not lost as you can simply go in and delete the unwanted apps.
Sure, it takes away from the thought of having a pure installation of Lollipop but it’s not the end of the world. For what it’s worth, Sprint says its Nexus 6 will run stock Android with no additional applications loaded.
The Nexus 6 is among a handful of hot smartphones on the market this holiday season. It ships with a large 5.96-Quad HD display operating at a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 (493 PPI) and is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 clocked at 2.7GHz alongside Adreno 420 graphics. It comes in your choice of 32GB or 64GB capacities although most wireless carriers seem to only be stocking the 32GB variant.
AT&T put the Nexus 6 up for pre-order today while Sprint will sell it starting Friday. T-Mobile also has the phone available today but you might have a hard time finding it as supply was said to be limited. We still haven’t heard information on when Verizon will offer the handset.