It's tempting to say the Nexus 6 is just a bigger Moto X. It's really tempting. Because it looks nearly identical to Motorola's latest. And it feels a whole lot like Motorola's latest. (Minus the leather I've come to love, of course.) And it's a "stock" Android device, minus the over-the-top carrier and manufacturer customizations, just like the Moto X.
The Nexus 6, of course, is not the Moto X.
A couple things you need to know up front, as we've just spent a few minutes of quality time with the upcoming phone. (It goes on sale for preorder today.) Yes, this is a really big phone. It's way bigger than the new Moto X. It's bigger than the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. It's a two-hander, for sure.
But that's almost the incidental stuff. Where we're really looking to get inside the Nexus 6 is, well, on the inside.
If you've not yet spent some time with the Android 5.0 Lollipop preview, that's what's really going to make the Nexus 6 special. It's a completely new look and feel for Android, and so it is a completely new way of doing things on this oversized phone. That's what we're going to be looking for as we set about reviewing this thing.
Well, that and the camera. Externally it looks nearly identical to the Moto X as well. But Google's promising great things from its camera software this time around, and we're going to hold them to it.
Stay tuned in the weeks ahead, folks. There's lots more to come.