Sine Google announced plans to cease the sale of their flagship Android handset the Nexus One through their online store, we have all stood by waiting for the plug to finally be pulled. Sadly, the time has now come as Google received their final shipment of Nexus One phones from HTC this week. Once this stock is sold off, the N1 will be no more in the Google web store.
The phone itself will not cease to be available, however, as carrier partners will continue to offer the sexy Nexy for the foreseeable future. A note is even made that Nexus One distribtuion may still spread to other carriers depending on “local market conditions.” Google will continue to offer the N1 to developer’s through a tertiary sales partner. The full text of the blog post announcing the end of the Nexus One’s availability online follows:
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.
If you still want to get your hands on the unlocked version of the phone that never quite made the sweeping changes to the handset market it intended to, head over to the Google web store quickly as we’re sure the remaining stock may not last long. For now we shed a single tear as the phone that could have changed everything inches one step closer to the end of its life.