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Last chance to get a brand new Nexus One

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by NNN, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. NNN

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  2. yea i read that on phandroid
     
  3. cigar3tte

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    So no retail options? :(
     
  4. Air Force One

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    Someone on Engadget mentioned that you can simply register as an Android developer for 25 bucks and then you can still buy the Nexus One for as long as you want. So basically it will cost you an extra 25 bucks for the Nexus is all.
     
  5. Pentium

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    so Nexus One is going to die early? :(
     
  6. estefana

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    Hmm, my friend was going to buy one I better get him to hop on it!
     
  7. chistery

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    No. They will still be sold by carriers, just not direct from Google.
     
  8. Snazzy

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    I ordered mine today. Now the waiting game begins.:D
     
  9. unknownrebelx

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    I ordered mine on friday right after I read about it on engadget.

    Cost an arm and a leg, but its gonna show up tomorrow! Hope its worth it!:)
     
  10. Three

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    I was wondering does anybody have any insight into what this means for app development? While Google will continue developing beyond Froyo (for use on the N1) it appears to be for developers specifically.
    What does this mean for the average consumer?
     
  11. Mostly Harmless

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    I believe I read some where that the N1 should get gingerbread (3.0) since it's hardware can handle it. But I have to imagine that there will be much more powerful phones out there by that time. The N1 is 7 months old and phones are now starting to pass it technology wise (deicated gpu's, better screens, and I am sure soon to be faster processors (I won't get into the discussion that the snapdragon might now be the lower end of 1ghz chips)). I do believe there is plenty of life left for the N1. It's still fills the niche of being the only phone that runs stock android. But even this might be at an end since gingerbread is suppose to deal with the UI and curb the need for skins. If companies jump onboard with that idea then that niche goes out the window.
     
  12. AnotherFatalEpic

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    I saw a Droid X today and read the article from the OP and now I wish I wasn't locked into a 2-year contract with T-Mobile.

    It IS nice having 2.2 though...
     
  13. Mostly Harmless

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    Can you give us a brief comparison? One of the top reasons I like the N1 is because I don't need a contract. But considering there is no plans for an N2 I might have to go back to the dark side when the time is right.
     
  14. defiantbeast

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    Well in my opinion even though the nexus is 7 months old its still able to keep up with all the new phones coming out. My friends and me and my wife all have nexus phones and weve discussed this in detail, while yes there are phone that may have slightly better specs(more mega pixels, bigger screen, custom UI) its nothing that so mind bowing to jump from the nexus to another phone. It seems we may very well end up with a collectors item

    We all know that we will receive gingerbread and that is the boon of the nexus one, the google support. Im a little sad that googles idea of selling phones online didnt take off as i feel it was a pretty good way to get the type of phone you want without having to wait for your carrier, it was also successful in pushing android phone specs and raising the bar of what the android experience should be. I hope google releases another phone that they are willing to support like they have the nexus. As much as i like tmobile ive become spoiled by googles phenomenal support and it doesnt seem like tmobile would be able to compete.
     
  15. Three

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    Thanks, I think this answers my question. While I likely won
     
  16. ArrowSmith

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    So just to confirm:

    * one can indefinitely buy N-1 phones by just registering as a Developer for $25
    * will the developer N-1 site allow you to buy the accessories? prob not. Is there a way to buy accessories like the car dock later?
     
  17. defiantbeast

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  18. Mostly Harmless

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    Good read.

    Quoted from the article, this is exactly how I feel about google not making the N2. When the time comes it will be a shame to give up these freedoms.
     
  19. ArrowSmith

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    I was about to buy the N-1, but read all the horror stories about the Car Dock overheating the device. Google simply dropped the ball here. One of the primary reasons I want a N-1 is for Navigation and if that has major issues NO DEAL.
     
  20. Espike

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    I just use a Tom Tom...
     
  21. ArrowSmith

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    Yeah PND pwns any smartphone.
     
  22. sonicjuice

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    Yes, Google will still sell the phone direct to developers who register as a app publisher: h**p://market.android.com/publish

    I assume that when Google move past the N1 as the dev phone of choice we'll be given the opportunity to buy the next gen one (N2 or whatever it is they call it for Android 4 development).

    I'll never buy a phone as part of a contract from a carrier - I'll always be buying direct from Google!
     
  23. defiantbeast

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  24. defiantbeast

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    Thats all she wrote folks. Nexus One now only available to developers.
     
  25. Snazzy

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    Well for $25.00 anyone can register as a developer so this phone is still available from Google direct but now it just has an added "tax". I got mine on Tuesday and it is already rooted and well loved.
     
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