Google discontinues Nexus One

Just a matter of days since Google CEO Eric Schmidt said 'job done' with the Nexus One, Google has discontinued the handset.

According to Mashable, the last shipment of the handset has landed at Google's HQ and once sold through, that's the last we will see of it or indeed, its kind. So if you happen to be in the UK and want one, get yourself down to your local Vodafone dealer as quick as you can. Although seeing the word 'discontinued' doesn't usually act as a stimulus to sales.

The writing has been on the wall for some time, not least when Google CEO Eric Schmidt claimed that Google had now played its part in developing the hardware side of Android, such was the success of the original handset, adding that there would not be a Nexus Two for the same reason. Was it really that successful? That's a matter of opinion, although it certainly did a lot in bringing the Android platform to the fore.

If you have just bought one, or have set your mind on one, it still remains a decent proposition in 2010. Not least because it was one of the first Android phones to get an upgrade to Android OS 2.2. It also packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250 1GHz processor, 5-megapixel camera and all the usual Android touchscreen essentials. But with the knowledge that the phone isn't going to get any more love and attention, it might be a tough sell over the coming months for Vodafone.

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