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Google's strategy to get ordinary folks to buy its Nexus One phone flopped, but apparently it's a different story with Android programmers.
Google scrapped its plan to sell the Nexus One through its own store in July, six months after trying to rewrite the phone market's rules. With Android developers, though, to whom Google still sells the phone, it's become a bit too desirable at least measured by Google's inventory.
"We blew through the (substantial) initial inventory in almost no time," said Android developer evangelist Tim Bray in a blog post Thursday.
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A recent post on the official Android Developers blog tells us that the ill-fated "superphone" sells for $529 as part of the Development Phones handsets. Previous developer phones include the G1 and the myTouch 3G/Google Ion.
Although the phone ships with Android 2.1 under the hood, it will grab the Froyo update shortly after powering on. If you are an Android developer and want to get your hands on the Nexus One, … Read more
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Part of the shortage problem is that the device manufacturers aren't able to get enough of the right components to make their handsets. HTC, in particular, has had a hard time getting enough AMOLED displays from Samsung; however, rather than wait, HTC is taking matters into its own hands and will begin using Super LCDs (SLCD) to a number of its smartphones, the company announced on Monday.
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Google's phone retailing experiment is officially over.
A little more than six months after Google promised to change the way mobile phones were sold and create the "superphone" category, it has officially stopped selling the Nexus One through its Web site. That's not because it actually did change the way mobile phones were sold or blow the competition away with a revolutionary design, but because people didn't buy them and Google stopped ordering new units from HTC.
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If you've ever wanted to get the Nexus One, you better grab one now because Google will stop selling the Android device once its current inventory runs out.
The company made the announcement on its Nexus One blog and said it received its last shipment of Nexus Ones this week. Once those devices are sold, you will no longer be able to buy them online from Google.
That said, the Nexus One will still be available through carrier partners, including Vodafone in Europe and KT in Korea. Registered developers will also be able to purchase the phone through a … Read more
Choosing a new cell phone is not as easy as it used to be. Just a few years ago, you'd simply pick out one of the free new phones that your wireless carrier offered you as an incentive to sign up for another two-year contract.
But things are much more complicated now. Not only are there more phones to choose from, but there are different types of phones. There are sophisticated smartphones, quick messaging devices, 3G multimedia phones, basic feature phones, and more. And each category of phones seems to come with a complicated offering of voice, text, and … Read more