No surprises here as Google announced a while back that it was closing up shop, and just days ago it said that it was taking in a final shipment of Nexus One smartphones. Well, you folks certainly jumped on the opportunity to own one of these Android-powered gems before they were all gone. And, well, now they are all gone. When you go over to the Nexus One site, you’ll see a sad little note from Google saying that direct purchases are no longer available, but there is still a way to get the handset if you’re feeling so inclined.
Vodafone still has some units left in Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom with qualifying service plans. Of course, if you desperately want a Nexus One and money is no object, I’m sure you can manage to secure one from Vodafone somehow. You shouldn’t have too many problems getting the Android devices to work in North America since they are GSM devices–after all, Google’s plan to bring the smartphone to Sprint and Verizon took a back seat to the Droid Incredible and HTC EVO 4G, and rightly so.
So, light a candle, throw a vigil, print some t-shirts and take a moment of silence for the Nexus One. It’s a damn good piece of hardware and is the only device currently supporting the official Android 2.2, Froyo, release from Google. Users to this day are still recommending the device and have refused to switch to other handsets because of this handset. Seven months in the game just didn’t seem long enough, right?
If you want to see a bit more about the Nexus One and see our thoughts and initial impressions, click here. Check out our review here. For more on Android 2.2, or Froyo, running on the Google handset, you can check it out here and here.
[Via: Nexus One]