Google says it will cease selling its Nexus One Android smartphone through its Webstore and will instead work to make the Nexus One available through carrier partners’ retail channels in the United States and other countries.
The move comes just four months after the Internet search and advertising leader launched the touch screen Nexus One as a rival to Apple’s iPhone and Research in Motion’s Blackberry. When the device finds sufficient success in retail stores, Google will turn its Webstore into a showcase for Android phones.
Google’s Rubin put this positive spin on the experience in his post:
“Innovation requires constant iteration. We believe that the changes we’re announcing today will help get more phones to more people quicker, which is good for the entire Android ecosystem: users, partners and also Google.”