With Google Phone store closing, Nexus One is now only available for the registered Android developers. For an unlocked phone, $529 is not very expensive, but when we check – its limited to TMobile version. That means you won’t be able to use 3G if you are on AT&T. With TMobile HSPA+ phone coming next month, and Android 3.0 – Gingerbread later this year, we’re not sure if Nexus One is still attractive – even for developer.
Nexus One still have its own benefit though – being an ADP, Nexus One is not going to have any of the custom UI (HTC Sense, MotoBlur, Samsung LifeSmart, etc). It will always be the first to get when Google launch a new version of Android. But the moment ADP4 is available, this might not be true anymore. Until this article is written, my Google Ion (ADP2) phone is still not getting Eclair / Froyo.
We’ve always offered unlocked phones for direct sale to registered Android Developers. As of today, the Developer Phone is the Nexus One, at a price of $529. To see the details or order a phone, you need to sign in to your Android developer account and click on the “Development Phones” link.
The Nexus One combines an up-to-the-minute platform (Android 2.2), modern hardware, and the pure Android software suite. It’s a good choice both for people who want to build Android applications using either the SDK or the NDK, and those who want to experiment with modified versions of the Android platform. Note that the Nexus One still ships with Android 2.1 but will download 2.2 soon after you turn it on; make sure you’re near a fast network.
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