For Nexus fans we are a day a way from officially seeing the 2015 editions to the Nexus line. At one time the Nexus line was meant to set the standard for where android can go in the future. Now we can clearly argue that Samsung has taken that title and left the nexus line to being the budget friendly high-end smart phone with competitive high end specs. As much as I continue to look forward to the next nexus device I must admit that some of the excitement has worn off over the years. Speaking of the nexus line I find myself looking at the Nexus 5X with the thought of "is this a phone meant to last me for 2 years or the next year?" With the (rumored) Snapdragon 808 and only 2 gigs of RAM, I find myself feeling underwhelmed. Being that we are approaching the 4th qtr, a phone like the Nexus 5X would have felt like a better buy had it been released in the the first quarter of this year. We will have to wait for reviews to see if the device surpasses expectations or fail to meet it. Marshmallow 6.0 will be hitting Nexus devices in the coming weeks (and probably Motorola as well). But many of the updates found in Marshmallow are hitting phones via G-apps updates. One change in particular, the Google Now launcher, changed the app drawer back to a vertical scrolling. At first I hated the change but began to embrace it, especially the ability to search your apps. But others have expressed strong criticism toward Google for the change. Be interesting to see if Google provides an option in the settings to allow users to choose between vertical or horizontal scrolling. The option to choose has been a staple of third party launchers since froyo. It has been long overdue for Google to make that feature native.