Since 2010, Google has collaborated with manufacturers Samsung and HTC to create a number of closely related smartphones. These phones include; the HTC Nexus One, the Google Nexus S, the Samsung Galaxy S, the Samsung Galaxy S2, and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.
According to industry experts, these smartphones have not only garnered popularity and commercial success, but each predecessor has aided the notoriety of its successor.
Here is a rundown of the history of this family of smartphones.
Samsung Galaxy S
Released in June 2010, the Galaxy S was the first Galaxy series smartphone available in the U.S.
It features a 1 GHz ARM "Hummingbird" processor, 4.0-inch Super AMOLED display, 5.0 megapixel camera with 720p HD video, Android 2.2, Froyo, Wi-Fi, GSM, HSDPA and 16GB of internal memory.
The Galaxy S has a number of variants for its U.S. carriers including the Epic 4G, Vibrant, Captivate, Fascinate, and Mesmerize.
Samsung Galaxy S2
Released in April 2011, the Galaxy S2 succeeds the Galaxy S and is currently the last in the Galaxy series with U.S. variants.
The Galaxy S2 features a 1.2 GHz dual-core ARM processor or 1.5 GHz dual core Qualcomm processor, 4.3-4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, 5.0 megapixel camera with 1080p HD video recording, Android 2.3, Gingerbread, Wi-Fi, GSM, HSDPA and 16GB of internal memory.
The Galaxy S2 is currently one of the most popular Android phones on the market.
Samsung Galaxy Nexus
Scheduled to release in November 2011, the Galaxy Nexus succeeds the Nexus S and is closely related to the Galaxy S and Galaxy S2.
It features a 1.2 GHz dual-core Processor, 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED display, 5.0 megapixel camera with LED Flash, Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, Wi-Fi, HSPA+, LTE and 16/32 GB of internal memory.
The Galaxy Nexus will be the first smartphone to run the Ice Cream Sandwich OS.