The Complete Evolution of Google's Nexus Phone
While Apple has aimed to keep the design of the iPhone consistent over the last six years – same screen size, same form factor, same metal band antenna on the outside – Google has managed to keep fans excited by providing different variants of its flagship Nexus device every single year.
Sure, all those different screen sizes and hardware changes have helped push the state of horrific fragmentation in the Android market, but at least fandroids get new design choices every year. To celebrate the release of the Nexus 5, our friends over at GadgetLove created an awesome GIF GIF showcasing how the Nexus has evolved over the years.
Check it out below:
Google's worst kept secret has arrived and the critics love it. It is hard to believe that this is the same company that thought a scroll ball on the Nexus One was a good idea. As you can see above, they rearranged the hardware buttons once before ditching them altogether in the Galaxy Nexus. This GIF, unfortunately, does not include a slightly creepy facial morph like our iOS GIF to celebrate the iPhone 5s launch did.
You can take a look at reviews and camera samples for the Nexus 5 here. You can also see how it compares to the most popular Andriod phone on GADGETLOVE, the HTC One .
Well, we’re not sure what comes after Nexus 5; maybe Nexus 6, since the Nexus 4 was the one before the current phone. Google introduced the latest pure-Android made by LG on October 31 after a long period of waiting characterized by speculations, rumors, and mostly accurate leaks.
Needless to say that the Nexus brand, and its phones, has evolved a lot (since the initial T-Mobile G1) all the way through the Nexus One, Galaxy Nexus, the current Nexus 5, and everything in-between. For a weekend fun fact, check out this animated GIF below, made by Gadgetlove, that shows the transformations to the different Nexus-branded phones through time.
After what seemed like the longest period of speculation ever seen for a smartphone, the Nexus 5 has finally been released to the masses. With it, it brings the usual combination of power and value, though we’ve been seeing this trend for some time now with these Google phones. The Nexus 5 is of course the 5th iteration of the Google branded phones and to celebrate the evolution of Google Nexus, from the humble G1 to the Nexus 5, Gadget Love has created a GIF that sums up the changes in the phone in just a few seconds. Pretty cool stuff.
It’s amazing to see how far the Nexus line has come, but particularly amazing that Google is able to continue working with manufacturers to create very affordable phones with specifications that challenge the newest devices on the market. We can’t wait to see what Google has in store for next year, though we hope the Nexus 6 won’t end up being a 6-inch phone
The Google Nexus phone has, in many ways, helped revolutionise the mobile market in much the same way that the Apple iPhone has. It has also taken many hardware and software design cues from the iPhone, but then again so has nigh on every smartphone handset that we see today.
Apple's iPhone has undoubtedly been the catalyst that has changed the mobile market in ways that would have seemed so radical a few years back. If it wasn't for the iPhone, we might well have seen Android looking a lot more like the OS that graced BlackBerry devices.
The Google Nexus One was not the first Android phone to market, that was the T-Mobile G1. With manufacturers still seemingly unconvinced about creating devices for its new mobile OS, Google introduced the Nexus One to show developers just what the software could do.
Google had never planned on making the Nexus series into a staple of the annual smartphone diet. The original Nexus One handset was designed to give Android a push in the right direction, and nothing more. It obviously worked, as Android now holds over 70% of the mobile market in Europe.
Perhaps buckling under industry pressure to follow the Nexus One up with more, and more impressive hardware, the guys at Mountain View made a second. And a third. And then a fourth. And what's that? Number five is now upon us.
Google also decided to take this "one off" into the tablet market, showing the world how it feels tablets should be made. Again, we might never have seen these devices had it not been for the advent of the original iPad, a device that again pushed Apple into revolutionising a new market.
So how has the volatile nature of the mobile market changed the Nexus hardware and software over the years? Well just click next and we'll take you through the journey of Google's Nexus range.
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