Google’s Nexus One mobile phone has met with a premature death. Google has pulled the plug on its only smartphone which was touted to be the iPhone killer. The last shipment from HTC has arrived at Google HQ, and once those are gone there will be no more Nexus Ones for U.S. consumers.
The dismal sales numbers of Nexus one is claimed to be the reason behind pulling the plug. Many saw this coming especially after Google announced the closure of web store two months back. But such an early end to one of the best Android smartphones is surely disappointing.
It is important to note that the Nexus One phones will still be available in European and some Asian markets as the closure announced is only for US customers. One of the first phones to have got the Android 2.2 Froyo update, Google’s Nexus One failed to click in US, possibly due to the complex unlocked handset concept. Even the weird web-only sales and passive-aggressive marketing from Google might have resulted in dismal sales.
Customer service will still be provided for the Nexus One, even after it is no longer available from Google.