As announced a few months ago, Google is gearing up for the closing down of its Nexus One web store. The portal was launched in the beginning of the ongoing year with the purpose of bringing a new purchase model into the wild, and Google said that it served its purpose, and that Nexus One
would no longer be sold with the store, but via wireless carriers and retail partners around the world. Moreover, the company announced that Nexus One too served its purpose, and that no Nexus Two would be brought to the market.
“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,” a recent post on the company's Nexus One blog reads
However, Google does take into consideration the fact that Nexus One is currently the only mobile phone running under the latest flavor of its Android operating system, namely Android 2.2 Froyo
. “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,” the company announced.
Released into the wild in the beginning of the ongoing year, the Nexus One
managed to become a popular device around the world, even if sales via Google's web store were not as high as expected. All in all, Google did prove that it can sell phones too via Nexus One's launch, and that it can do so in more than just one country.