Google is stopping direct sales of its first flagship phone. When visiting Google.com/phone to order a Nexus One, users see a link stating that the availability has changed, and links a post on the official Nexus One blog, stating that once the current shipment of phones has been depleted, Google will no longer offer its flagship device for sale online. However, customer support will still be made available. Previously, this post stated that it would be stopping sales sometime soon, but without specific information about when.
There is also an interesting message posted at the bottom of the site:
“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.”
It will also still be available via a few overseas carriers: Vodaphone in Europe and KT in Korea.
What does this mean for the fate of the Nexus One? Why is Google ceasing its sale online? Is there a new phone on its way that is bigger and better (and running Gingerbread?) What is the next big thing that Google has in store for us? Let us know your thoughts.