In the (not so) recent news, Google announced the discontinuation of the Nexus One. For many Android fans, this was saddening information; the Nexus one was Google’s first venture into changing how cell phones and their accompanying plans were supposed to work. Not to mention the Nexus One was stylish and a genuinely good phone. In a post from the Android Developers Blog Tim Bray writes:
We’ve always offered unlocked phones for direct sale to registered Android Developers. As of today, the Developer Phone is the Nexus One, at a price of $529. To see the details or order a phone, you need to sign in to your Android developer account and click on the “Development Phones” link.
The Nexus One combines an up-to-the-minute platform (Android 2.2), modern hardware, and the pure Android software suite. It’s a good choice both for people who want to build Android applications using either the SDK or the NDK, and those who want to experiment with modified versions of the Android platform. Note that the Nexus One still ships with Android 2.1 but will download 2.2 soon after you turn it on; make sure you’re near a fast network.
As well as being an outstanding developer platform, it’s a really nice everyday phone; we’re really happy to have connected the right dots to make this happen.
We’re glad they’ve connected the right dots to make it happen as well.