Google introduced the Nexus lineup in January of 2010. While the first Nexus device (HTC’s Nexus One) started out as a developer device, the lineup came a long way since the appearance of the first device. Today a Nexus handset is not just a developer device, rather a phone showcasing the purest Android experience. And this is not a bad thing: the user sees an interface stripped off of the (sometimes not really fitting) extra interface elements, leaving only the always-evolving Holo UI for the eyes.

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Google also manages the software updates: every Nexus device will receive the latest Android versions in a few weeks after the announcement for one and a half year.

Google is trying hard to bring Nexus devices to more and more people. The company achieves this by giving great value at a relatively low price compared to the other flagships.

The members of Nexus lineup have nothing but high-end features: high resolution displays, top of the line hardware and great design, all for a price much less than the competitors. No wonder the Nexus devices are starting to be a success; last year’s Nexus 4 sold over 3 million worldwide while the first Nexus 7 took the tablet market by storm.

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A few weeks ago the Nexus 5 was announced, making LG’s second Nexus device the fifth overall in the lineup. The phone is better than its predecessor in every way: the screen resolution is improved from 768 x 1280 to 1080 x 1920, the hardware is faster, the camera takes better photos and videos, while the device itself got slightly thinner and lighter.

To celebrate the arrival of the Nexus 5, this comprehensive infographic shows the evolution of Google’s Nexus phones, from the first Nexus One to the brand new Nexus 5, highlighting each and every new feature.

Nexus Gadget Evolution - Comparison From Nexus One to Nexus S