Google's Nexus One Returns As Developer Phone
That's exactly what's happening this week, but it's a bit of an odd promotion. The Nexus One is now officially Google's Developer Phone, with an unlocked price of $529, which is exactly what the standard Nexus One ran consumers last month before selling out at Google's store. Here's what is really interesting: the new Developer Phone looks like it's exactly the same phone as the consumer one. So...how did the consumer version just sell out? Clearly they weren't really "sold out."
It's hard to complain either way. Google says that these phones will ship with Android 2.1, but will update to 2.2 shortly after you turn it on. It's completely unlocked of course, but it looks like only the T-Mobile version will be sold. You'll also need to be a registered Android developer in order to login and buy one. So, welcome back Nexus One. Hopefully it won't be too weird having you back around.