After using the Nexus 6P for the past two weeks, I have a slightly different take and that's okay. This is the best Android phone to date. I think it's the best smartphone to date. There are no compromises. If ever a time for you to switch to Android, look no further than the Nexus 6P. It's fantastic.
And it's a shame.
I recently watched a fireside chat with Bill Gurley of Benchmark Capital in which he discussed why Google should |be very afraid| of what Amazon has built, calling this dilemma a "funnel reversal."
"Well, what happened is over many years, Amazon has built up this logistics framework and their one click feature and their Prime program to the point where the consumer has zero anxiety about the quality of the product, immense trust about the deliverability, down to a day and a half for most people, less than a day for some items. They trust on price. That doesn't mean they are the absolute lowest price, but people don't think Amazon's trying to get 'em.
How do we perpetuate the incredible experiences in life and minimize those that negatively impact us? How do we forge real relationships that propel us forward? How do we meet people that make us better? There is no way to completely ignore all the bad things that happen in life, but there must be a way to minimize them so that what we remember and reflect in times of adversity, confusion, or even just in solitude are those things that carry us forward. In this way, we cannot fail.
Someone just asked me minutes ago, "So, is the new Nexus everything you'd hoped for?"
Here was my reply:
No. It's a disappointment to dreamers everywhere. Just as every product release from Apple, Samsung, Motorola, Sony, Microsoft, and every single other tech company since January 9, 2007 — the day Steve so proudly announced the first iPhone. Google should rise above. Over 2 million people around the world apply every year to work there. It is, no doubt, one of the meccas of innovation. Google employs thousands of some of the world's most brilliant, talented, and innovative people that have ever stepped foot on this planet. It's not an exaggeration, either. Yet year-after-year I'm disappointed. Lots of us are. It's because we learn every day what humans are capable of. We hear stories of what our neighbors, friends, and family are able to accomplish. We see them happen.