The Nexus 6 is a fine specimen, made up of soft-touch plastic and a durable aluminum frame. There isn’t anything overtly offensive about the design, and the fact that the back is (mostly) devoid of text is a nice touch. But Verizon doesn’t care. It saw that blank canvas as an opportunity to brandish its logo right where it shouldn’t be.
Phandroid got its paws on what is supposedly a render of the Verizon Nexus 6, and it proves the carrier has no shame. (It also proves the device’s launch is imminent.) But, come on, Verizon, show some restraint. I guess it’s not about us consumers, but about the companies that offer these pocket computers. It’s just a darn shame manufacturers continue to allow carriers to tattoo devices with big, ugly logos.
To be fair, the AT&T Nexus 6 also features the carrier’s logo, so Verizon isn’t the first one to do it. But Verizon is often the worst offender, and the screengrab you see below definitely takes some luster off what is a perfectly lovely design. I’m scared to even think about what kind of Verizon bloatware will be loaded on the thing.
Verizon still lists the Nexus 6 as coming soon.