I remember almost 2 years ago there was a thread where we were discussing how we would like to see Google make a premium nexus that was up to par with the current specs. Here we are and it looks like Google has delivered but did we really want it? Nexus that is on par with the top devices in the industry: Minus the camera the Nexus is even across the board with the Note 4. Available to buy on contract via carrier: Every US carrier, including Verizon, will carry the Nexus 6 available to purchase on contract. The other factor is you can but the Nexus 6 and literally take it to any US carrier without having to beg for your unlock code. Made of premium materials "no shortcuts": The Nexus 6 made by motorola is by far the best nexus (on paper) that we have ever seen. So what is the problem? For some people a 6 inch phone is just too big. For blue collar workers that mean the extra beef with the addition of an Otterbox (or other case), and that can be more phone than they want. Pricing: To me I think this is the big it factor. We were spoiled by the price point of the Nexus 5 that we, including myself, were hoping for the Nexus to be at a cheaper price point. But when I step back and look at reality I realize that we can not continue to ask Google to make premium phones and sell it at cut throat prices. I hope Google continue to expand their device selections to where customers have more choices in size, pricing, and other selections. But based on Google's video we already do and the Nexus is just a part of the broad choices of devices we have whether it be via Samsung, HTC, Motorola, LG, Asus, or even Google branded we have choices. And this year if you look at the choice of devices we have to choose from with the Droid-line, Galaxy phones, HTC M, LG G devices, Moto devices as well as the Nexus android as a collective brand is as strong as it has ever been. So go out there and find the device that fits your style because the available selections have never been this strong with Android ecosystem.