I've been a Nexus loyalist for some years now. I dabbled in the fine arts of Apple with a Macbook back in 2008 and an iPad Touch the year after. However, when in the market for a new phone that same year I was struck by something beautiful in my search. The Google Nexus One. Running a pure and untouched version of Android, the experience was amazing and since then I've moved on with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and I now own a fresh Nexus 7 2013. I skipped the Nexus 4 although that's a great phone, but I'll be getting the Nexus 5 when it launches in a few weeks. Nexus is the one.
Now, I'm not one of those preachers or Apple haters at all. Apple makes great products, and other phones and tablets running Android made by other manufacturers are also worthy, but I asure you once you try a pure Nexus device you'll probably never want to go back.
So, listed here are 5 of the best reasons why you should get a Nexus device. Look out for a list coming next week of my favourite apps to have on a Nexus.
1. You get the stock Android OS
Nexus devices come with a stock, pure Android experience. This means no skins over the top or buggy floatware. Perhaps when Android was in its early stages these modifications by companies like HTC and Samsung were justifiable, but by the time Android 4 came around, the OS has improved and refined itself that much that it's running at premium quality. In my opinion, it's the best mobile OS. Mods and skins like Touchwiz on Samsung and Sense on HTC look great at first, but after a while their cracks become obvious and you notice the small details that the software has overlooked. These small details often end up affecting the user experience and the layout design and functionality becomes a drag. For example, many smartphones running Android still don't have Google Now or the Nexus multitasking menu, both of which from the crux of my mobile experience. Users of Android on other phones are aware of this and try to install mods and other ROMS to get back to a stock Android experience found on Nexus devices. The easy option? Get a Nexus device.