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Nexus One gets new life for Android developers

Though it's no longer sold directly to consumers, the ill-fated superphone makes a perfect device for testing applications.

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Google and HTC's Nexus One handset may no longer be available to your average consumer, but it is for sale to Android developers.

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, this might be your last option. There is no indication as to how many of these will be available or for how long.