Originally Posted by AntimonyER
I see it being a Motorola branding. Google wants Motorola brand image to improve, and naming it a Nexus takes away from that. Nexus is reserved for phones made by companies Google doesn't own I think.
I think they want Nexus to continue to represent a pure Google experience. I've personally interpreted the X-phone to be Motorola's movement away from Verizon and towards broad carrier and customer coverage. I think they're targeting the Galaxy S3, which is a fine phone, but it's success is more due to the brand recognition that Samsung generated, and that you can get the same model from just about any carrier in the world. I think Motorola (under Google) understands this. Unfortunately, HTC apparently still doesn't.