Google announced today that they are closing the Nexus One web store, six month after it was first launched and one day after the announcement of Second Quarter 2010 financial results. Nexus One web store seems to failed to live up to Google’s expectations.
Google officially launched Nexus One back on January 5, 2010 at a price of $529 without a plan or contract, or a subsidized $179 when purchased with a T-Mobile two year contract.
It was first introduced as a “Superphone” with Android 2.2, 5.0 megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash and digital zoom, GPS receiver, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, and 802.11b/g WiFi capabilities, in addition to a 3.5 inches multitouch-capable touchscreen and a 1 GHz Qualcomm QSD 8250 Snapdragon ARM processor.
Nexus One will continue to be available sold by partners in Europe, Korea, and possibly other markets in the future, and Customer support will still be available for current Nexus One customers.
The good news however is for Android developers, since 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.