Motorola admits Nexus 6 was far too big but it was what Google wanted

Google partnered with Motorola in 2014 to make the Nexus 6 which packed a lot of high-end spec and stock Google software, but some believe the phone was too large and Motorola agrees.
Motorola has admitted it was too big, but said it was a learning curve for the company and the phone market in general.

Adrienne Hayes, Motorola’s Chief Marketing Officer revealed in an interview with UK website TechRadar, “You learn as you go. It was right about this time period that we were jumping screen sizes so quickly
“I think it was one of those where we were like ‘is it [screen size] going to continue to go up?’ I think unfortunately, that was one of the products that was going to be the example of no, it’s not. So now we know.”

Big and bold

It wasn’t just up to Motorola though, Google wanted the Nexus 6 to have a larger screen to make it a phablet device.

“They [Google] wanted the screen size – we could have built it with same display size as the Moto X.”

The very first Moto X had a 4.7-inch screen and was similar in design to the Nexus 6, showing where the jumping off point was for the development of the Nexus device. While Google may called the shots when it made the screen stipulation, it wasn’t an overbearing force in the production of the handset.

“For the most part they have some influence, but they really let the manufacturing partner drive the industrial design.”