A feature coming in Lollipop will prevent unauthorized factory resets by asking for the user’s Google credentials. If enough devices out there are difficult or impossible to wipe, the incentive for stealing them could go down dramatically.
According to former pro leaker @evleaks, this device is the Nexus 6. We have no way of knowing it for sure, but judging from the image, as well as Blass’ track record, this may truly be our first look at Nexus 6 press render.
Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 spotted in Google animated ads
If you aren’t convinced that Android L is almost here, with a likely unveil this week, the fact that Google’s statue maker is currently preparing the lawn for “future photo ops” might be enough to win you over.