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Topic # 64669 20-Jul-2010 09:06
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Apparently it is discontinued, and google are going to sell through old stock then its done.  No mention of if a Nexus 2 is likely though:

http://au.gear.ign.com/articles/110/1106992p1.html
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/07/19/nexus-one-dead-google-dis_n_650855.html

So lets hope more handsets officially get froyo soon then!

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  Reply # 353777 20-Jul-2010 09:45
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The Nexus One will no longer be sold on-line through google.com but will still be available through local retailers including ones in Europe etc, Ie Vodafone. I have heard also that Voda NZ will not be selling it.
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/hardware/google-pulls-plug-on-nexus-one/8947

Also I couldn't find my source but Google have confirmed there will not be a Nexus Two. 

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  Reply # 353782 20-Jul-2010 09:57
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The Nexus One was never going to be sold by a local telco here. Vodafone was the most likely bet, the HTC Desire is very similiar so you could argue that they are more or less.

Telecom can't even get their act together with end-of-line hardware (Milestone) let alone the new stuff, and I have always thought their phone range (for whatever reason) was limited.

2 degrees are an unknown quantity in terms of hardware, it wouldn't be fair to judge them until we see them turn on 3G and introduce on-account.

I have a Nexus One, and although the limitations are well documented (AMOLED screen poor in sunlight, touch sensor somewhat inaccurate), I have been happy with my purchase. But bearing in mind my comments about obsolescence (http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=97&topicid=64627&page_no=3), I would not buy a new one now unless it was being offered at a knock-down price.


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  Reply # 353809 20-Jul-2010 10:56
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I've heard that Google will still sell the N1 to developers (you need a US$25 developer account). I do not, however, know whether you can order directly from NZ if you're a developer.

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  Reply # 353817 20-Jul-2010 11:14
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A shame there isn't a vanilla Android build option in NZ that won't require rooting / mods. I guess it means importing...

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  Reply # 354084 20-Jul-2010 18:00
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julius: A shame there isn't a vanilla Android build option in NZ that won't require rooting / mods. I guess it means importing...


Hadn't thought of it that way. But yeah.....the SE X10 and HTC Desire come laden with bloat.

But you're right....you can flash a CyanogenMod on there and get the *real* android....even if you have to go to the hackers and modders to get it. ;-)  

My Nexus One may well die in my hands. I can't see me selling it at this point.  




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  Reply # 354358 21-Jul-2010 09:45
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walt12: The Nexus One was never going to be sold by a local telco here. Vodafone was the most likely bet, the HTC Desire is very similiar so you could argue that they are more or less.


Vodafone has announced the Nexus One availale from today locally (http://www.geekzone.co.nz/content.asp?contentid=8861)




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  Reply # 354361 21-Jul-2010 09:48
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It's why I got a Nexus One and I have friends who want to do the same thing. My family all bought Nexus Ones as partly for the same reason and also so they have me to support them. :)

I suspect the Nexus One will prove to be popular among those who want to have the lifetime of their hardware last as long as possible (ie. get the latest performance updates sooner than later). If you take the HTC Hero as an example it is reported not to be getting 2.2 and yet these older phones have the most to gain form  the performance gains (in the JIT compiler and javascript engine).

I would like to see a group set up by hardware manufacturers promising to provide OS upgrades to the latest version available within a given timeframe based on hardware release date. This way you could buy something knowing that it would at least get the update within a certain time frame.

So... the Nexus One, I think, will have a pretty good life span (also given that its hardware is compatible with the specs for the next version of the OS (gingerbread) which has hardware requirements).

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  Reply # 354366 21-Jul-2010 10:05
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freitasm:
walt12: The Nexus One was never going to be sold by a local telco here. Vodafone was the most likely bet, the HTC Desire is very similiar so you could argue that they are more or less.


Vodafone has announced the Nexus One availale from today locally (http://www.geekzone.co.nz/content.asp?contentid=8861)


Famous last words there!

I wonder whether stock will be limited given Google have discontinued it?

Based on the release of this, the Desire, X10, etc, it looks like we are running approx 6 months behind the US in terms of hardware releases.  Its a shame some of the really cool new phones (Droid X, EVO, Incredible) are CDMA only, if there were any released on AT&T i would love to see a local telco bring them in here.

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  Reply # 354369 21-Jul-2010 10:12
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walt12: 

Famous last words there!

I wonder whether stock will be limited given Google have discontinued it?



They haven't discontinued the Nexus One, they just will no longer sell it via google.com. 

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