Nexus 5 may well become a favored smartphone of Google if the report about Google launcher being available only on the Nexus 5 turns out to be true. Verge has brought out this piece of information and they claim they have it from Google direct. The Android 4.4 KitKat OTA update for the Nexus 4 is going to happen soon and then it would be proved if this bit of information from Verge is fact or fiction. If it turns out to be true, then Nexus 5 would no more be an android but rather a Google phone.
Nexus smartphones are being sold not only by Google alone, but by many other smartphone makers. All these Nexus build smartphones have the particular feature that they are pure Android so far as their functioning goes. Some of the vendors however add their own customization to the Nexus variant that they are selling. If Google applies this customized launcher function to the Nexus 5, then it would lose its pure Nexus status.
Verge in its report written by Dieter Bohn mentions about this pure Android look and feel aspect in all the Nexus handsets launched by Google till now. They provide a clean and real feel of Android the report mentions. By adding this exclusive launcher feature in just the Nexus 5, Google would be moving away from their laid down pure Android path.
There is a possibility that the launcher would soon find a place in Google Play Store for other Android users’ to download and install. But as of now it is an exclusive to Nexus 5 feature. There is also the possibility as yet of the Nexus 4 coming with the launcher.