Several weeks back, the Nexus One was reported to be sold out from their online store, marking an end for Google in the device game. After that, the device was only made available on selected telcos in Europe and Korea.
If you’re an Android developer, you would be happy to know that Google is now offering the Nexus One as Google’s official developer device for US$529 which is roughly RM1700. You would need to sign in to your Android developer account and click on “Developer Phones”. You can register as a developer and it costs $25 to sign up.
According to the Android blog, the device is shipped with Android 2.1 and will be prompted to download Android 2.2 Froyo the moment you switch it on. Most likely these are the earlier batch of Nexus One that still uses AMOLED screen instead of Sony’s SLCD.
Being a developer phone, the key advantage is having the opportunity to try out latest revisions of Android as we’ve seen how Nexus One gets the latest Froyo update. So if you’re looking for one, your prayers have finally been answered.