Google Nexus One Won’t Be Available Much Longer

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Google has received its last shipment of the Nexus One, and when these units are sold the company will stop offering this Android OS device in the U.S.

The Nexus One debuted in January, and is the only smartphone sold directly by Google. In the U.S., this model is available only on Google’s website.

A statement from the company says:

This week we received our last shipment of Nexus One phones. Once we sell these devices, the Nexus One will no longer be available online 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.

Google Nexus OneA Change in Strategy
This spring, Andy Rubin, the head of the Android OS development team, admitted that Google’s plan to offer the Nexus One directly to the public hadn’t been successful.

When its remaining stock of Nexus One units is gone, this company is going to close its online store. Of course, it will continue to offer support to those who already have this smartphone.

In addition, registered developers will continue to be able to purchase this model.

Google said previously there won’t be a Nexus Two. But consumers won’t have to turn to Google to get cutting-edge Android OS-smartphones — all of the top U.S. carriers have introduced high-end models recently, including the HTC EVO 4G, Motorola Droid X, and Samsung Captivate

Google Nexus OneAn 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.

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