Google to Kill Nexus One Forum, Makes It Read-Only
Starting with November 1st, the Nexus One forum will become read-only, Google announced officially on Tuesday. According to the company, it plans on archiving the forum on that date, though it will offer users the possibility to post questions on apps for Nexus One on its Google Mobile Forum“The Nexus One forum will be archived and become read-only on November 1st. Please see the Nexus One Terms of Sale for details regarding support. If you have questions about using applications on your Nexus One post them to the Google Mobile Forum,” the company notes on its support website.
The move follows the closing down of its support services for the Android-based mobile phone, the first device to sport the “Google phone” name.
Previously this year, Google closed down its web store, the first portal to sell the Nexus One to end users, as it started to push the device to wireless carriers around the world.
However, the company still sells the Nexus One, but only to Android application developers. The Nexus One was named the official developer device for Android.
It's rather interesting that Google is slowly moving away from the Nexus One, a process that involves making the aforementioned forums read-only.
However, this is only the official forum for the high-end device, and users would certainly move to a third-party solution to discuss various issues with their handsets.
Unfortunately, it appears that Google did not offer an official explanation for the move, at least not for the time being.
Whether this move is another sign that the rumored Nexus Two smartphone would be on its way to shelves this holiday season or not, it remains to be seen.
Google will most probably explain its move as soon as the Nexus One forum becomes read-only, something that would happen at the end of this week. Stay tuned for more.