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#154700 4-Nov-2014 19:10
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I heard on NZ Tech podcast that google have confirmed that the Nexus 6 & 9 will be available in NZ. Does anyone know through which channel and dates?

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  #1168877 4-Nov-2014 21:31
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All i can find on it is "retail stores in November"

Knowing NZ however it will be late november and normally via 2 degrees (for nexus 4/5) so I would expect it to come from them again and anywhere that sells 2 degree phones (i.e. warehouse stationery)

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  #1168888 4-Nov-2014 21:44
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I'll believe it when I see it. Google kept saying the same thing about the Nexus 10 and that never happened.

 
 
 
 


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  #1168897 4-Nov-2014 21:57
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Saranis: I'll believe it when I see it. Google kept saying the same thing about the Nexus 10 and that never happened.


Nexus 10 was available through Harvey Norman




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  #1169018 5-Nov-2014 08:54
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I was going to buy the 9 direct from Amazon, but some of the early reviews have been less than sterling about the display and build quality (flexible back between back panel and internals). Given the high price, I've decided to wait until in hand to judge.

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  #1169161 5-Nov-2014 11:35
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dafman: I was going to buy the 9 direct from Amazon, but some of the early reviews have been less than sterling about the display and build quality (flexible back between back panel and internals). Given the high price, I've decided to wait until in hand to judge.


Good move. I was initially going to go straight out and buy it but given the NVIDIA Shield is a hell of a contender I might end up going that way. 

I am unsure if I want to go Nexus 6 this year as I am considering holding out till the next HTC rolls around before I make any decisions. 

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  #1169173 5-Nov-2014 11:55
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hmm.. i felt the nexus 9 was not bad.. but the fact that it doesnt have a micro sd card also put me off.. and yes some of the early reviews have not really met my expectation. i guess i will be passing up on this generation of nexus tablets.. the Shield is indeed a better contender... but i think samsungs tab s is probably the best android 8-9 inch tablet right now..

anyways, i would like to see what sort of markups the nexus 6 and 9 arrive into NZ with

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  #1169176 5-Nov-2014 11:56
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dafman: I was going to buy the 9 direct from Amazon, but some of the early reviews have been less than sterling about the display and build quality (flexible back between back panel and internals). Given the high price, I've decided to wait until in hand to judge.



it seems HTC already reduced the price to half on Tuesday every week till this end of year. Hope you can grab one. :)

http://www.htc.com/us/go/htc-hot-deals/

 
 
 
 


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  #1169185 5-Nov-2014 12:12
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ZombieJohn:
dafman: I was going to buy the 9 direct from Amazon, but some of the early reviews have been less than sterling about the display and build quality (flexible back between back panel and internals). Given the high price, I've decided to wait until in hand to judge.


Good move. I was initially going to go straight out and buy it but given the NVIDIA Shield is a hell of a contender I might end up going that way. 

I am unsure if I want to go Nexus 6 this year as I am considering holding out till the next HTC rolls around before I make any decisions. 


I'm hearing good things about the NVIDIA Shield as well. What's the best purchase channel from NZ? Does it run highly customized Android or more close to native?

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  #1169189 5-Nov-2014 12:19
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dafman:
ZombieJohn:
dafman: I was going to buy the 9 direct from Amazon, but some of the early reviews have been less than sterling about the display and build quality (flexible back between back panel and internals). Given the high price, I've decided to wait until in hand to judge.


Good move. I was initially going to go straight out and buy it but given the NVIDIA Shield is a hell of a contender I might end up going that way. 

I am unsure if I want to go Nexus 6 this year as I am considering holding out till the next HTC rolls around before I make any decisions. 


I'm hearing good things about the NVIDIA Shield as well. What's the best purchase channel from NZ? Does it run highly customized Android or more close to native?


No idea where to get it in NZ.

It is supposedly almost stock so you almost get all the benefits of a nexus device but with the shield specs. 

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  #1172677 11-Nov-2014 10:38
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My Nexus 9 (bought through Amazon) arrived yesterday.
I have no issues at all with the build quality, seems very tidy.
From the limited time with it, I am very impressed with performance.
Somewhat non-plussed with Lollipop enhancements but may just need more hands on to actually feel the differences

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  #1172693 11-Nov-2014 10:56
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I was quite looking forward to the Nexus 9, however in light of the many concerns about it I think the Shield Tablet is the best Android tablet right now (and the best value too). I think the Z3 Tablet Compact will probably be right up there too, albeit at a higher asking price.

Regards the Shield Tablet questions above - I've had mine since release in I think it was August and there is a thread here on the Shield devices also. It is nearly stock apart from Nvidia's apps, which are all very good and true value adds. No bloat on their tablet. It is getting Lollipop before months end also, which is an extremely quick update. I got mine from Amazon via Shipito (Youshop would also work of course).




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  #1172826 11-Nov-2014 13:41
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Good to hear that it will be making it's way here, bad to hear that it will be through retails stores, going to be paying a premium for it.

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  #1178040 18-Nov-2014 16:40
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PSA: Mobicity now has them available for pre-order with prices - "Expected Shipping time for Nexus 6 is early December."

32GB Model: $961.90
64GB Model: $1145.29

Yipes.

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  #1178266 19-Nov-2014 08:37
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pr0vitamin: PSA: Mobicity now has them available for pre-order with prices - "Expected Shipping time for Nexus 6 is early December."

32GB Model: $961.90
64GB Model: $1145.29

Yipes.


That's about what I expected.  The Nexus has gone from a  great low priced  vanilla Android phone to a high priced Apple wannabe.




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  #1196225 12-Dec-2014 12:55
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old3eyes:
pr0vitamin: PSA: Mobicity now has them available for pre-order with prices - "Expected Shipping time for Nexus 6 is early December."

32GB Model: $961.90
64GB Model: $1145.29

Yipes.


That's about what I expected.  The Nexus has gone from a  great low priced  vanilla Android phone to a high priced Apple wannabe.


I suspect the issue here may be limited production capacity so they are rationing on price. That would explain the slow, controlled roll-out, too.

Worth noting Lenovo took full control of Motorola on October 31st and Nexus 6 was launched on the 12th of November.  

I want to get a nexus 6. But at the same time, I'm watching / noting the slow roll-out process. The LG Nexus 5 is still the 'gold standard' for me, until I get a Nexus 6 to judge first hand if it is an improvement. 




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