Since the launch of the Nexus One, Google made it clear that this was the ideal image of an Android phone. Ideal image meaning the way Google would like every hardware company to make their Android handsets. After a few months of the Nexus One being in the publics hands, Google quickly stopped selling it because it didn’t take off. Today Google has announced that the Nexus One will be the official developer phone.
Any developer can buy the Nexus One for $529, directly from Google’s Developer site. I think Google chose the Nexus One, again, because this was Google’s ideal image for an Android phone. Google will most likely always keep the phone updated with the current Android OS.
The Nexus One is honestly a good phone, and I find this to be a good decision on Google’s end. Creating a level that every Android developer will know they have to meet just seems like the right idea. Doesn’t $529 seem a little expensive though?
The phone comes bundled with Android 2.1 but will be updated to 2.2 right when you turn the Nexus One on for the first time. Accessories for the Nexus One will be available in HTC’s European Store. The phone will be sold through Brightstar to all registered developers.