Unless you have been living under a rock for the last few days, you are aware that the Galaxy Nexus was made official two days ago. The Nexus line is a pure Google experience phone created by Google so you would think it would be the face (or flagship) of Android. Google created Android so shouldn’t their device be the top selling device? It’s kind of like if Apple licensed iOS to other manufacturers, but still continued to make phones. You would assume that the Apple branded ones would be the top dog.
Most hardcore Android fans will agree that the Nexus phones are actually the best Android phones, but the mainstream has never really adopted them. Android really kicked into gear back in November 2009 with the launch of the DROID (which ironically was a full Google experience phone). Shortly after, the Nexus was introduced, but it wasn’t widely available. Even at that time, I thought it was strange that even though Google created Android, they would have an Android phone that most people didn’t care about except for the hardcore fans. Meanwhile, the DROID quickly became the face of Android.