Earlier this month, Google rolled out its latest line of Nexus devices, including the Nexus 10 tablet and its latest smartphone, the Nexus 4.
In the Android ecosystem, the Nexus line has carved out an important, special niche for itself: It's the pure Google experience. Gone are UI skins such as HTC's Sense or Samsung's TouchWiz. Gone too are wireless carrier add-ons and software bloat.
More than just offering the pure Google experience, past phones in the Nexus line (which include the Nexus One, Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus) have also served as harbingers for the future devices on the platform. In other words, Nexus set the tone for future Android devices.