Though it has not been quite a year yet we are coming upon it; the samsung galaxy nexus a year ago had the buzz of both the note 2 and razr maxx hd combined. Finally fans would get a pure google device that they could root, rom, and get the latest and greatest software from the source (Google). Now it has been a year how do you feel about your nexus? Do you still have your nexus? What are your likes/dislikes? And are you buying a new device (or already had bought) this year.
For me the nexus allowed me to experience pure google and despite vzw dragging their feet with updates I still found myself enjoying the latest and greatest. I see the nexus as more of a play phone for roms and themes. I like how easy it is to root, room, and recover the device if necessary. I dislike the radio issues that have plagued this device. I feel that the weak radios add to the not so stellar battery life. Jellybean has fixed the lag from ics and made it an awesome device fluidity wise but users needing a reliable phone may find themselves not so pleased with the performance of the radios. I was going to buy the razr maxx hd because of the stronger radios and better battery life but decided to go with the note 2 instead.
Overall I feel the nexus makes an awesome device for rom junkies to have a phone to play with the latest and greatest software tweaks. But i would not recommend a person burning an upgrade to buy the device especially since you can either find it via ebay/craigslist, or swappa or you can get the same rom satisfaction with the nexus 7 at $199. If you are a person needing a reliable device especially for work and you do not care for rooting and roms I would direct you toward another device like the razr hd.
Want to hear what you think.