Google is to abandon its online web store and stop selling the Nexus One Android handset. The phone, which was the first Android handset designed by Google itself, was initially sold only at google.com/phone, but in a blog post the company’s vice president Andy Rubin said that the method had not worked and that the company had now received its last delivery of the handset.
Ultimately, it didn’t really make sense for Google to on the one hand sell its own handset through its own distribution channels, and then try to push Android with other partners and channels. Something had to give. And it has.