Verizon Wireless Abandons Google Nexus One

Google issued a succinct blog post today on Nexus One's board saying that those waiting for the phone from Verizon Wireless, the largest mobile phone operator in the US, should instead consider another phone altogether.

As a surprising move, Google says that prospective Nexus One customers should consider the HTC Droid incredible, which it presents as a "powerful new Android phone" and a "cousin of the Nexus One".

They also added that they were "very pleased with the amazing pace of innovation and strength of the Android ecosystem and to be working with partners around the world to bring the Android experience to more people".

The phone which has similar features to the Nexus One will be available in the US from the 29th of April. The aforementioned phone was listed as "Coming soon to Verizon Wireless" and obviously something went wrong.

Interestingly, a Verizon spokeswoman told Gearlog that they "didn't cancel the phone" because surprisingly there doesn't appear to have a plan for Verizon Wireless to sell the phone in their stores or online.

Apparently, Google announced its plan to offer a CDMA Verizon of the phone said said it was for their network without actually consulting them in the first place.

As for the Incredible, it is a souped up version of the HTC Desire, something that might have convinced Verizon Wireless to abandon the Nexus One altogether.

Our Comments

Vodafone is selling the Nexus One in the UK and will flog it elsewhere across Europe. The phone is currently on preorder for £35 per month with 600 minutes, unlimited texts, internet and WiFi on a two year contract.

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