The G2 looks quite nice. Guess an N5 based on that could be good.
Quite agree that Moto won't be making the next Nexus: Google's made too many promises about keeping it at arm's length for them to go back on that already. Mind you, we are talking about Google here
Having said that, I think the Moto X looks really good. Same size screen as the N4 but way smaller - works for me. The whole colour though ..
And the same price as an S4?
Also, I have some sympathy for the notion that you don't need the latest, greatest, top of the line processors - mid-range processors are so darn powerful these days that they're perfectly capable of doing everything 99% of the population is likely to throw at them, just like on a PC (though I don't expect anyone to here to agree with that