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Google sells out of Nexus One smartphones

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Google has shut down their web store and stopped the sale of their Nexus One Android phone. They ordered one last batch of from HTC, and now that supply has been depleted. That's right. Google has completely sold out of the Nexus One. We knew that this was going to be the last batch to be made directly available from Google, but we didn't know that interest in the Nexus One would be quite this high. They sold out awfully fast, especially for a handset that isn't exactly new anymore.

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Google to stop selling the Nexus One

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It was widely heralded as the first real "Google Phone" and now it will soon be laid out to pasture. If you were hoping to get your hands on the Google Nexus One smartphone, I highly suggest you do it very soon, because Google has placed its final order with HTC for the device. After stock from this shipment is depleted Google will no longer be selling the Nexus One through its official online store. Nada. No more. Kaput. You have plenty of other options in the Android realm, like the HTC Droid Incredible, but the Nexus One holds a special place in cell phone history.

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Are the new phones book smart or people smart?

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Information technology proponents have always been fond of that word "smart". It's not hard for a tek-savvy consumer or innovator to view him or herself as a next step in human evolution, a strictly informational animal, elevated above the physical constraints that have burdened simpler ancestors. And indeed there is something of a "next step" in evolution about Google Inc., which seems to be not only the world leader in online search, online advertising, and a rising force in productivity apps, but also a coming player in energy production, mobility, cooling technology that's also cool, and TV.

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FTC approves AdMob sale to Google

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It's becoming increasingly clear. Google is the new Microsoft. It's going around acquiring new companies left and right, dominating everything that we do on our computers. The latest acquisition is that of AdMob and this sale has now been officially giving the go-ahead by the FTC. So, what does this AdMob-Google partnership really mean? Well, they're saying that this will help to "move mobile advertising forward" as they "develop new products and services for our advertisers, developers, and publishers."

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Google Android 2.2 Froyo is official

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We all knew this was coming, but it's good to see the official wraps come off of Google Android 2.2, the updated operating system affectionately known as Froyo in techie circles. Yup, they're continuing with the food-based monikers for the mobile platform and this official announcement comes during Google I/O conference. Android 2.2 Froyo doesn't really bring much in terms of surprises, but it does come with at least one quantum advantage over Android 2.1. There's a new compiler, which is supposed to bring a 2-5x speed boost to your everyday functionality.

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Google stops selling Nexus One through web store

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Well, that experiment didn't exactly go as planned. When Google first launched the Nexus One, the phone was really only available through the search engine giant's web store. This was fine for early adopters, but not so good for everyone else. In fact, it seems that the sales through the web store have been so bad that Google is giving up on it. An official post on the Google Blog says that they are no longer selling the Nexus One through the web store.

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Google to work on iPad killer with Verizon Wireless, HTC too?

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Apple may be the first to sell a million tablet computers, in part due to their massive application portal and market penetration, but Google says they are not far behind. We knew the Internet giant was planning a Google tablet, it would without a doubt run on a modified mobile Android OS, but the details were slim. Verizon Wireless CEO just announced they plan to work with Google on it; perhaps with what could lead to an interesting device, giving them a chance to make right what the iPad did wrong. "We're working on tablets together, for example. We're looking at all the things Google has in its archives that we could put on a tablet to make it a great experience." Verizon’s chief executive, Lowell McAdam told The Wall Street Journal.

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Android ousts iPhone in US Q1 sales

Google Android surpasses Apple iPhone in US Smartphone Sales

Although Apple is the biggest American phone company, that doesn’t automatically give them the seat for the most US smartphones sold. RIM has the number one place, followed by Google’s Android, and iPhone coming in third. According to NPD, a market research firm, Google’s Android operating system had a 28 percent market share in the first quarter of this year, RIM’s BlackBerry OS had 36 percent, and the iPhone sat in third with 21 percent.

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Vodafone UK picks up Google Nexus One superphone

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The Google Nexus One has been available for some time in its unlocked form directly from Google, but it would be nice to get your hands on a healthy subsidy on the hardware price. Yes, T-Mobile USA customers have that, but what about our friends over in Europe? Vodafone wants to fix that. That's why Vodafone UK has just announced that it will be launching the Nexus One at the end of this month. They're not even calling it a superphone and not a smartphone. I wouldn't go quite as far as that, myself, but the Nexus One is certainly an attractive piece of hardware.

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Google doing very well with Nexus One phone

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It's quite clear that more people are buying the Apple iPhone than they are buying the Google Nexus One, but does that mean that the latter is not profitable for the search engine giant? Apparently not, because Google is very proud to say that the Nexus One is "a profitable business for us." This comes from Patrick Pichette, Google's chief financial officer, during a company earning's conference call. Clearly, the Nexus One is not the primary source of revenue for Google, but it's not a loss leader either.

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Google to combat iPad with Android tablet of its own

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Google created the Android OS, then we saw a handful of smartphones using their platform before the Nexus One came along. Now, the search engine giant could be taking a similar approach to the emerging tablet market, because a Google Tablet could be imminent. The Nexus One was far from being the first Android phone, but it was the first real "Google" phone. We haven't seen a retail release of an Android tablet yet, but several have already been announced. It's unclear whether Google will be releasing its first own tablet before or after these folks.

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Google Nexus One now official for Telus and Bell

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Have you been hankering for the coolest Google Android phone on the block but you were assuming that you were not on a compatible network? For my fellow Canadians, Google has some great news. As you may recall, Google announced a regular HSDPA-compatible version of the Nexus One a short while ago. They said that it would play friendly with Rogers Wireless in Canada and AT&T in the United States, opening up some possibilities. As it turns out, the 3G-ness is good with Telus and Bell too.

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Google Nexus One smartphone struggles

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The results of the smartphone sales race are in. Running the numbers and looking at the charts with Nexus One’s sales figures, things do look a little "slow" off the start for Google. But CEOEric Schmidt's reports back in February show otherwise. The Google HTC Nexus One has sold 135,000 units directly from Google since the phone was first launched. During this time period, Verizon sold 1.05 million Android phones while Apple continues to keep pace in the market by selling 1 million units of their original iPhone. The iPhone 3GS continued its market dominance by selling 1.6 million devices in just one week. Apple’s superstar has no reason to slow down and with a new revamped iPhone 4G on the horizon for its loyal customers, one can only assume a continued bright future.

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Google’s Android Marketplace to unleash a wrath on Apple’s iPhone

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A leaked legal document distributed by the digital freedom crusaders EFF, discovered the legal red tape Apple binds its iPhone developers by. Truly draconian in nature the contractual documentation that Apple uses with developers for its systems allows it to reject any application developed even if the application meets the iPhone’s requirements. Absolutely no reverse engineering for the iPhone's operating system, nor any reverse engineering for the iPhone software development kit is permitted.

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