Google's strategy to get ordinary folks to buy its Nexus One phone flopped, but apparently it's a different story with Android programmers.
in July, six months after . 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.
They will return, though.
"They're back-ordered from HTC, who are doing a pretty good job of managing runaway success amid a worldwide AMOLED shortage," Bray said, referring to the active-matrix organic light-emitting diode technology of the Nexus One's screen. "Everyone appreciates that it's important to the platform to get phones in the hands of developers, so we're working hard on re-stocking the shelves; stand by."