Google’s Nexus lineup has seen a lot of changes over the years, and the biggest and boldest one yet is the all new Nexus 6 smartphone announced last month. Buyers are still patiently waiting its arrival on multiple carriers in the United States, and while we wait a new video showing off the evolution of Google’s Nexus smartphones has surfaced on YouTube.
The Nexus 6 went up for pre-order back on October 29th but has been rather hard to find in stock, but carriers like AT&T and Sprint will be offering it later this week, T-Mobile is up next week, and we’ll soon be hearing from US Cellular and Verizon regarding their Nexus 6 release dates.
Read: Nexus 6 Review
Above you can find our review of the all new completely re-envisioned Nexus 6, and after you’re done checking that out take a peek at the neat video below. The team at TechSmartt on YouTube just released a video showing off and highlighting the specs and features of the original Nexus One, all the way up to the new Nexus 6.
I still remember the day I purchased the original Nexus One directly from Google back on January 5th of 2010. It was the best smartphone ever released by Google and HTC. Running a brand new version of Android 2.1 Eclair on a stunning 3.7-inch screen, it was quite the smartphone back then. Compare that to the new Nexus 6 though, with a vibrant 5.96-inch display and it shows just how much Android has evolved over the past four years.
Not just hardware and software, but screen sizes. Sitting side by side the Nexus 6 is nearly twice the size of the original Nexus One. For those curious it all started with the T-Mobile HTC G1, or the HTC Dream. That wasn’t a Nexus though. Then we got the Nexus One, the Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus by Samsung, followed by the LG-made Nexus 4, Nexus 5 in 2013, and now the new Motorola Nexus 6.
The nine minute video above is rather short to try and show off each version of Android on every Nexus smartphone ever released, but it does a good job showing just how much has changed in so little time. From the hardware, software, display sizes, and Google’s vision of the perfect mobile OS.
First up is the Nexus One which debuted with Android 2.1 Eclair, but above is shown running Android 2.3 Gingerbread, one of the bigger changes to Android back in 2011. Then we see a little of Android 4.1 Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Android 4.4 KitKat on the Nexus 5, and then of course the newly redesigned (yet still somewhat similar) Android 5.0 Lollipop with the Nexus 6.
At one point the guys at TechSmartt even try to quickly test how each Nexus smartphone runs by launching a few apps at the exact same time and seeing just how fast they load, and how smooth Android looks and feels. Of course this is hard to do on 6 devices at once, not to mention all running different versions of Android. This isn’t a highlight of the clip, but it’s still fun to see Android in action from the beginning, to now.
Did you buy the original Nexus One or any of the phones shown above? And is the Nexus 6 too big for you? Let us know in the comment section below. For more Nexus 6 videos check out our official GottaBeMobile YouTube Channel.
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