Google close down Nexus One online phone store
It came among us, threatening to forever change the way we looked at, thought about and felt about mobile phones, but now, POOF, it’s more or less dead.
We speak of course of the Nexus One, Google’s attempt to break into the mobile handset market. When they launched the thing over in USAmerica, the big plan was that they would sell the handset directly to customers online, cutting out the middle man altogether.
Sadly, the cunning plan never really took off and by the time the HTC-made Nexus One was launched in the UK, Vodafone stores were flogging the thing. But now Google have pulled the plug on their online phone store and after recently announcing that no more Nexus handsets would be released, that’s pretty much that.
But Nexus One owners shouldn’t panic – it’s a well-regarded chunk of phone and the latest Android upgrade, Froyo is available for it now. It just seems that Google will be concentrating on the software and are leaving the hardware to others.