We all know this was coming guys, and hey, it’s definitely nothing personal. Google has stated before that they are very happy with how the Nexus helped propel Android into the next phase of it’s life-cycle, and they have now learned form their mistakes. When you look at the fact that Google barely advertised the device and never put it into a retail outlet (in the US), I would say it went pretty well.
Now, the sentiment online is that the Nexus One is dead. This could not be further from the truth. Google has just received their last shipment of Nexus Ones that they plan on selling through Google.com/phone. Check out exactly what Google had to say:
“Earlier this year, we announced that we will be closing the Nexus One web store. 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. Customer support will still be available for current Nexus One customers. And Nexus One will continue to be sold by partners including Vodafone in Europe, KT in Korea, and possibly others based on local market conditions.
To ensure our developers have access to a phone with the latest Android OS, Google will be offering the Nexus One through a partner for sale to registered developers. Visit the Android Market Publisher site and log into your developer account to purchase a Nexus One.”
Key sentences to take away from that:
“Once we sell these devices, the Nexus One will no longer be available online from Google.”
“Nexus One will continue to be sold by partners including Vodafone in Europe, KT in Korea, and possibly others based on local market conditions.”
“Google will be offering the Nexus One through a partner for sale to registered developers.”
Another key blurb to take something away from in those sentences is “based on local market conditions.” To me, this means that there are still a ton of places in the world that need a device like the Nexus One. Here is the US, we don’t. There is already rumors of dual-core Android devices hitting this fall, and quite honestly, the Nexus can’t keep up with that. You still have time to order your Nexus if you wish to do so, and after the devices on Google.com/phone run out, you can always sign up to be a developer and buy one through market.android.com. Of course, there is also criagslist, eBay, bored friends… the list goes on. Don’t worry people, the Nexus isn’t dead yet. And when it is, there will be something else out so amazing, you’ll barely remember.