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Google: No Nexus One for Verizon After All, Sorry

By - Source: Tom's Guide US | B 24 comments

Google has broken the news that the Nexus One is no longer on its way to Verizon Wireless.

Google today updated the Nexus One product page with more information on its partnership with Verizon Wireless in the United States and Vodafone in the U.K. Just a quick recap: When the company announced the device back in January, the phone was said to be hitting both Verizon and Vodafone later in the year.

Unfortunately, that is no longer the case. While Vodafone begins accepting pre-orders for Nexus One for customers in the UK (shipping begins April 30) and will soon start selling the Nexus One in France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain, Verizon will not be getting the Nexus One at all.

"In the US, if you’ve been waiting for the Nexus One for Verizon Wireless’ network, head over to http://phones.verizonwireless.com/htc/incredible to pre-order the Droid Incredible by HTC, a powerful new Android phone and a cousin of the Nexus One that is similarly feature-packed. It will be available in stores on April 29th."

When contacted for comment, Google had the following to say:

"We won't be selling a Nexus One with Verizon, and this is a reflection of the amazing innovation happening across the open Android ecosystem. Verizon Wireless customers who want an Android phone with the power of the Nexus One can get the Droid Incredible by HTC."

Any jilted Verizon customers in the house?

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    jakemo136 , April 26, 2010 8:50 PM
    I don't understand why anyone would be "kilted"; the Incredible is everything the Nexus One is, and more.
    In my mind, the Nexus One was an experimental flagship, with every phone thereafter being a newer, better itiration of "the Google phone."
    If I were on Verizon, I'd gladly take an Incredible over a Nexus One.
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    kyeana , April 26, 2010 8:31 PM
    Thats too bad, i think the nexus one looks much sleeker then the incredible does. Given, i am still happy on my droid.
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    jellico , April 26, 2010 8:37 PM
    Bastards!
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    bydesign , April 26, 2010 8:38 PM
    It's a defective POS, no loss at all. 3G bug, move your phone....
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    longshotthe1st , April 26, 2010 8:44 PM
    HTC Incredible has the same processor and what not, but is a better phone anyways.
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    jakemo136 , April 26, 2010 8:50 PM
    I don't understand why anyone would be "kilted"; the Incredible is everything the Nexus One is, and more.
    In my mind, the Nexus One was an experimental flagship, with every phone thereafter being a newer, better itiration of "the Google phone."
    If I were on Verizon, I'd gladly take an Incredible over a Nexus One.
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    SAL-e , April 26, 2010 8:52 PM
    2 years ago at CES Verizon promised to open their network. What happen about that promise?
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    Marco925 , April 26, 2010 9:00 PM
    It's time to abandon CDMA and open up to GSM for a more open network.
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    thackstonns , April 26, 2010 9:21 PM
    Marco925It's time to abandon CDMA and open up to GSM for a more open network.


    First off CDMA is just as open as GSM. They could (and did) use sim cards on a few cdma phones. It is the carriers that are not open. Hell Verizon wouldnt let you install mp3 ringtones a few years ago. Second Cdma reaches way further than gsm. (hence why att's coverage sucks unless you are in a major city) So not to pratical in the rural areas. Not to mention CDMA is more secure.

    But on topic, I thought that the whole point of the Nexus One was to be able to use the phone on any carrier.
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    borisof007 , April 26, 2010 9:33 PM
    jakemo136the Incredible is everything the Nexus One is, and more.In my mind, the Nexus One was an experimental flagship, with every phone thereafter being a newer, better itiration of "the Google phone."If I were on Verizon, I'd gladly take an Incredible over a Nexus One.
    Spoken like a scholar. I second this.
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    TunaSoda , April 26, 2010 9:39 PM
    Good
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    digitalrazoe , April 26, 2010 9:42 PM
    Dumb ass corporations... Somebody needs to kiss and make up !
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    thackstonns , April 26, 2010 9:46 PM
    How much do you want to bet that this has everything to do with an Iphone being released on Verizon later this year. How much did apple pay you Verizon. Actually they probably didnt have to, you are still kicking yourself for not biting on the Iphone the first time around.
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    MrBlonde , April 26, 2010 9:57 PM
    It doesn't make sense to release the Verizon Nexus one and Droid Incredible. At first glance I thought the Droid Incredible was Verizon's Nexus One. I'm not upset, because the Droid Incredible comes in at the same price point and has newer (read: 8MP Camera), or similar hardware.
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    orionantares , April 26, 2010 10:01 PM
    Marco925It's time to abandon CDMA and open up to GSM for a more open network.


    Why would they want to go backwards when they are trying to move forward to a 4G network?

    And from what I've seen, AT&T's network is pretty limited in the area it can cover. I couldn't consider them because they simply didn't reach out to the areas I needed them to reach with even their voice network. The options were Verizon, Alltel, and U.S. Cellular.
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    JohnnyLucky , April 26, 2010 10:41 PM
    I'd like to know what kind of wheeling and dealing went ob behind closed doors.
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    abbadon_34 , April 26, 2010 10:47 PM
    Sounds like Verizon wanted to crippple yet another phone, defeating the whole point of "open" , and google wouldn't let them.

    I wish phones would go back 5-10 years to the days of the HP iPAQ, were you could install and use any PPC software SEPARATE from the SIM card phone service. No pre-approval or censorship by the cell carrier.
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    Anonymous , April 26, 2010 10:51 PM
    MOTOROLA or GOOGLE. lets look at the past. Google wins buy a long shot. The whole idea is better and dosn't invade ones privacy. Google has the best staff for computers and motorolla for phones. Is it a phone or a comp?
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    totheshed , April 26, 2010 11:20 PM
    I knew this months ago, as did all of the verizon employees. Old news
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    SAL-e , April 26, 2010 11:37 PM
    orionantaresWhy would they want to go backwards when they are trying to move forward to a 4G network?And from what I've seen, AT&T's network is pretty limited in the area it can cover. I couldn't consider them because they simply didn't reach out to the areas I needed them to reach with even their voice network. The options were Verizon, Alltel, and U.S. Cellular.

    Many people don't realize that data service is completely different from the voice service. AT&T and T-Mobile are GSM and Verizon and Sprint are CDMA, but this is only valid for voice communication. When we are talking about 3G. AT&T is using HSDPA/UMTS. The UMTS is also know as W-CDMA and it is much closer to Verizon. T-mobile on the other hand is using HSPA and HSPA+. That is why 3G phone from AT&T will not work on T-mobile's 3G network. 4G networks are different animals all by it self.
    You can build good network using any of those protocols and you can build crappy network also. So AT&T executives prefer to give them-self big bonuses instead of investing in cell towers, that is why their network sucks, not because the technology.
    The mobile service in USA sucks because useless fragmentation. USA should adapt single standard like most of the EU and work together on improving the networks.
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    intesx , April 27, 2010 1:59 AM
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    That is why 3G phone from AT&T will not work on T-mobile's 3G network.


    Not exactly... 3G phones from T-Mobile and AT&T won't work on the others network because of the radio frequencies their networks use. AT&T uses 850Mhz and 1.9Ghz... T-Mobile is still UMTS but uses 1.7Ghz and 2.1Ghz instead. HSPA+ is an evolution of HSDPA not a seperate technology.
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