Wired Reviews the Nexus 6P

David Pierce:

The most important parts, though, are the ones where Android becomes just a bit more intelligible. Now when you download an app, you get a clear sense of the permissions it’s requesting—and you can turn off anything that gives you the willies. When you click a link, you don’t get the paralyzing “Where do you want to open this?” nearly as often. If you do, and you tap that “Always” button and regret it, changing the phone’s default behavior is something you can do without a master’s degree in computer engineering.

How novel.

Sarcasm aside, everyone is gushing about this phone. It's good looking enough (bizarre placement of the fingerprint sensor aside), and it sounds like Marshmallow enhances the Android experience in subtle, but important ways. Google is getting to the point where they understand that the reason why so many people like Apple's phones is because they don't require you to fuck around with them. The power to tweak Android is still intact for those so inclined, but it's important for the OS to be as non-confrontational as possible. Those little details count. Most people just want a phone, not a test.

Sounds like the camera got a ton of attention, too. If there is one thing that would hold me back from truly considering purchasing a phone, it's a subpar camera. Seems like the 6P's does a nice job of standing out among the rest. Glad that Google and Huawei made this a top priority.

With all of this in mind, I can't imagine a time where Android will entice me enough to make the switch away from Apple's ecosystem. All of the little improvements to the software and hardware are nice, but they don't add up to something compelling enough to make me leave this little Apple cocoon I've built for myself. Some geeks out there will likely scoff at that sentiment, but I've made peace with it.