See the Nexus phone evolution that brought us a $300 flagship in a pretty infographic

See the Nexus phone evolution that brought us a $300 flagship in a pretty infographic
It's been a wild ride with Android's poster child Nexus handset line that started in 2010. The Nexus One, Nexus S and Galaxy rolled in front of our eyes as playground handsets for the pure Google experience, until we finally arrived at the Nexus 4 this year.

2012 will mark a seismic shift in the Nexus line strategy, though, one that pits the business philosophies of Apple and Google directly against each other.

Google's intent is to offer a lot of handset for the price, as it intends to recoup from mobile search and its Play Store ecosystem, whereas Apple banks on the good old markup.

Still, we are now at a quad-core handset with HD screen and 2 GB of RAM for $299, which is what we would call a revolution, rather than evolution, but for the Darwin-esque development of the Nexus brand you can check out the infographic on the right.

via IntoMobile



1. Bozzor

Posts: 248; Member since: May 02, 2012

What month is "Decemeber"?

2. Lawliet

Posts: 160; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

I heard it's after February 31.

17. Aeires unregistered

Only in odd number leap years.

38. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Your avatar picture Totally matches your comment

3. smdeezy

Posts: 66; Member since: Jun 17, 2011


16. Kronic

Posts: 321; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

I would respect google if they made it on their own like Microsoft made surface.

21. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

it is strange that we havent seen a motorola nexus. if we did, do you think it would offer more (above normal spec bumps)?

26. Aeires unregistered

Not really, the Nexus was supposed to be shared each time between the Android OEMs. The exception was Samsung, who had it two phones in a row. Motorola will get their time, probably after Google has reinforced their statement with time that they won't be offering preferential treatment to Motorola.

27. jackhuny

Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Yea, Motorola Nexus, with the build quality of motorola and most up-to-date android os from google that would be the perfect android phone we can dream of, but on the other hand it is too good which will hurt other company like htc, lg or samsung and breaks their relationship with google.

32. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Why? They are fairing quite well.... manufacturers are happy pushing android phones and getting profits from nexus devices as well as other things.

28. Insignificant

Posts: 192; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Go back to school, it's one of the eleven months of the year.

36. Sven

Posts: 10; Member since: Feb 19, 2009

lol twelve months, jim!

39. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Wow the Nexus is really involved back from 2010-2012

4. wendygarett unregistered

Nexus device involved blazing fast from what I see I really envious what Google has done to the tech world Sigh... I wish I can get into time machine and go back five years time, and pick G1 and be an android fan lol

20. someones4

Posts: 627; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

it's never too late ;) We welcome everyone

5. takay0

Posts: 144; Member since: Mar 25, 2012

2 years and look how much they maked it better.... iphone 5 years... they maked it better.. but so damn slower

7. AfnanAliAwan

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

i dont know that who manufactured nexus phones or when these phones came? i just know that Google is awesome.. :)

8. ddxmms1

Posts: 13; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

we are now at a quad-core handset with HD screen and 2 GB of RAM for $299, which is what we would call a revolution. hear that apple, thats revolution.

22. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Sadly, I'd rather be able to buy one with LTE through Verizon. Why is it Apple can handle their own updates for a Verizon phone but Google is not permitted to do so? I mean besides the obvious marketing domination and carrier kowtowing to the big nasty Apple machine.

33. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Cuz Verizon are pricks... and Cuz vrz navigation is so awesome plus they have to make sure to screw with us

9. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

if there was an iphone one the os would look the same in every pic

10. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

but the price would go up

24. tech-head

Posts: 133; Member since: Sep 02, 2011


23. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

they will need to revolutionize storage space though. fortunately, 16 GB is not a dealbreaker for me.

25. Fuego84

Posts: 357; Member since: May 13, 2012

For the better informed answer my question please. Can I buy a Lg nexus 4 and take it to any carrier I wish, more specifically T-Mobile?

29. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1254; Member since: Jan 24, 2012


30. ChafedBanana

Posts: 409; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Right. No one is talking about why Verizon customers aren't getting the Nexus 4. Is it because it's too pure of an Android phone to go there? Google doesn't want Verizon to rape it of it's cool new features and improvements to Google Wallet? What a shame.

34. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Given that Verizon was the main outlet for US Galaxy Nexus customers, and that Verizon maintained carrier control of updates, Google must be feeling burned by the experience. No Nexus phone should have to wait months for an update, but Verizon GNex owners had to wait 2 months for Jellybean while the carrier tested it to its discerning standards. It went against the whole point of the Nexus program. So until Verizon is willing to cede update control to Google, I don't think it deserves the phone.

31. omacmagic

Posts: 25; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

I truly appreciate Google and their development team for giving us this great OS at even a lower price point with good hardware. I own the Nexus S and look forward to owning the Nexus 4 in November. Thank you so much Google.

35. sonofzeus

Posts: 95; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Google stand for revolution apple just increased the screen size and boast a line "The biggest thing to happen to iphone since iphone"

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