The Nexus One debuted in January, and was the only smartphone sold directly by Google. In the U.S., this model was available only on Google’s website.
As of now, those visiting Google’s online phone store are told, “Sorry, folks… The Nexus One is no longer available for purchase directly from Google.”
The situation is different outside of the U.S. This model will continue to be offered by Vodafone in Europe and KT in Korea. In addition, registered developers are able to purchase this model.
Google has made it clear that it is done with selling smartphones to the public, and there won’t be a Nexus Two. But consumers won’t have to turn to Google to get cutting-edge Android OS-smartphones, as all of the top U.S. carriers have introduced high-end models recently, including the HTC EVO 4G, Motorola Droid X, and Samsung Captivate.
At some point in the future, the website that previously sold the Nexus One — www.google.com/phone — will switch to advertising all the Android OS models that are available.
An Overview of the Google Nexus One
This smartphone is the first to be released by Google under its own brand name. It has a tablet shape with a 3.7-inch, WVGA, AM-OLED display and a trackball.
The Nexus One runs the Android OS on a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor. As it uses Google’s operating system, it comes with a suite of applications with strong ties to this company’s online services for email, calendar, navigation, and more. There’s also a extensive collection of third-party apps.
It has 512 MB RAM, and this device comes with a 4 GB microSD card. Users have the option to expand this up to 32 GB.
There are versions for either T-Mobile’s or AT&T’s 3G service. In addition, the Nexus One also has Wi-Fi b/g and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR with stereo support.
Other features include a 5 MPx camera with auto-focus and LED flash, 3.5 mm headset jack, a GPS receiver, accelerometer, and digital compass.