As the Pixel phone announcement draws near, it seems that, if not going away entirely, Google's Nexus brand will at the very least be undergoing some major changes. Google intends to heavily market its Pixel phones if the last week is any indicator, meaning there really won't be much room for the Nexus phone program to exist in the same way it has in the last few years. Nexus may live on, but it will undoubtedly be in a capacity different from the more aspirational efforts we've seen Google make with it in devices like the Nexus 6, 5X, and 6P.
So, we've made a video documenting a bit of that history, of Google's Nexus phones in particular, showing a bit of what made each special. Our own Zachary Anderson takes you through the last six years and six generations of Nexus phones. It's a bit nostalgic, sure, but it's also interesting to see just how the Nexus program evolved and changed so much. We started with the Nexus One - a glorified developer reference device - and arrived at the Nexus 6P, arguably Google's most compelling consumer smartphone offering to date.
They grow up so fast.