Sprint Bails on the Google Nexus One
Google has removed any and all reference to the Sprint/CDMA variant of the Google Nexus One from its Nexus One web site. Sprint spokesperson Michelle Leff said in an email to Phone Scoop, "We are not bringing in Nexus One as EVO 4G is more robust in 3G markets and amazing in the growing number of 4G areas." Google had originally hoped to sell variations of the Nexus One to all four major U.S. carriers. Verizon Wireless also decided it would pass on offering the device, having replaced it with the more powerful HTC Droid Incredible. The Nexus One is still available for customers of T-Mobile and AT&T.
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Google Reveals When Nexus Phones Will Cease Receiving Android Updates
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Nexus Phones Earn Spam Blocker from Google
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What if you don't want the Sense UI...
Or is Google bailing on the Nexus One? What about the "With Google" devices? Is that class of device disappearing?
This is a shame as honestly, after using the Nexus One (which has grown on me) and the Droid Incredible, I'd pick the Nexus One even with its janktastic trackball and buttons.
I find the Sense UI is absolutely horrendous, needlessly complicated, and vomit-inducingly ugly. If you've used a regular Android device with 2.x, there's no benefit to it. The keyboard HTC bundles with it is nothing short of ridiculously ...
Tell us what you really think.
If you dont like the background, you can get another one.
If you want more memory, you can get another one.
If you need a new ba...
Smart Business Decision
Bewsare of fanboys and people drunk on Apple kool-aid!!!
not good at all...
Did they learn that going into competition with your partners can be dicey, especially when they have more experience in the field? Essentially they were pimping The Droid to people who didn't want to wait.
Did they learn that promising a device and not delivering in a timely fashion can be deadly? The CDMA N1 delays allowed it to be passed by other devices and it lost the hype.
Did they learn that "The Google Way" is not necessarily suited to being a direct retailer. Email's answered in days is no way to handle tech support.
I am glad they did this. The HTC EVO will be awesome and why come out with an inferior phone that will lack the support it will need?
Agreed. I saw it coming. No surprise here. N1 has too many pro...
Hate to say I told you so but... I told you so.