My curiosity finally got the best of me. I went into my local verizon store today to check out the nexus. After spending a few minutes with the phone I must say I am not too impressed. The UI is smoother then the atrix but not by much. I liked the big screen but the galaxy s2 has it beat in that aspect. The point Im trying to make with this is after all the time people have been waiting for this miracle of a phone the improvements are slim. Also the hardware is comparable to our phone. I think even though we most likely wont be seeing a official ics built from moto, we are in a very good position. By the time our update comes around ics will be bug free quad core phones will be the new standard and Jelly bean will be around the corner. Now i have just typed this up after maybe 10 min with the nexus and I am aware that i am not qualified to give a full comparison. But in my opinion the phone is nothing ground breaking in comparison with our device.