Google to stop selling Nexus One

After a failed Web store experiment, Google announces that it will stop selling the Nexus One once the latest shipment runs out.

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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 third-party outlet, though Google did not provide specifics in this case, while current Nexus One owners will still receive customer support.

Today's news doesn't come as much of a surprise. Google's Vice President of Engineering Andy Rubin said as much in mid-May when he acknowledged that the Web store didn't meet expectations and only served as "a niche channel for early adopters." Turns out, people want a hands-on experience with a phone before making a purchasing decision. Go figure.

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Bonnie Cha was a former chief correspondent for CNET Crave, covering every kind of tech toy imaginable (with a special obsession for robots and Star Wars-related stuff). When she's not scoping out stories, you can find her checking out live music or surfing in the chilly waters of Northern California.

 

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