It's the end of the line for the Nexus One in the U.S. as Google sells off the last batch of phones

It's the end of the line for the Nexus One in the U.S. as Google sells off the last batch of phones
How fast is the Android world moving? As we reported, after just 8 months, Verizon has seemingly has pulled the plug on the Motorola DROID and after 6 months, Google has apparently done the same with the Nexus One. Life cycles of Android phones are moving incredibly fast. Consider that the DROID was the first phone to give buyers the Android 2.0 experience and less than two months later, Google launched the N-One as the first handset to sport Android 2.1. The handset remains the leader in receiving updates as it currently is the only model to receive the official Froyo (Android 2.2) upgrade at the moment. While the phone, with a 1GHz Snapdragon chip and a 3.7 inch AMOLED display, seemed well ahead of most other Android phones at the time, today there are nearly a handful with similar specs and a bigger display. While Google is selling off its last shipment from HTC, the phone will still be available through Vodafone in Europe and KT in Korea.

Was the experiment by Google a success? After all, the handset was more than just the "Google phone". The idea was to offer a handset independently of any carrier and let the buyer pick the operator he/she wanted to use. Right off the bat, there were changes in the plan as the initial launch gave U.S. buyers only one carrier to choose from, which was T-Mobile. Instead of buying the phone and then browsing for service separately, the buyer purchased the phone on Google's web site and at the same time, contracted through the Google page for service from T-Mobile. Just recently, the Mountain View based firm called the Nexus One experiment a success. Even so, as we told you, Google says that a Nexus Two is out of the question.

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source: NexusOneBlog

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3 Comments

1. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

I can't say im surprised that this has happened considering how many other and arguably better android phones are out there now. Maybe now we will see more phones get the much needed upgrade to android 2.2. I can't imagine how my droid x could get any faster but it'll be nice to have flash lol. I would say this was a sucess. I think it made new top android phones standard with 1ghz. Going from a unhacked moto droid to the droid x, i can't even describe how much faster and smoother it is.

2. wade1968

Posts: 224; Member since: Apr 12, 2010

NOOOOOO. i want one on straight talk from walmart.

3. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

Nexus One did look pretty sweet tho...would of been nice to have that option on Verizon.

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