Quoth The Counting Crows – “Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you got till it’s gone?”
Yes indeedy. It appears that Android developers were so forcefully reminded of the Nexus One’s greatness by its removal from Google’s public web store that they have cleared the entire remaining stock in a few short weeks.
According to Google's Android developer advocate, Tim Bray, the phone is back-ordered with HTC and they are working their hardest to get the N1 back in stock. It's nice to see that the openness of the Nexus One with its unfettered vanilla Froyo experience is still a valuable commodity, but the tragedy is that the days of this bloatware-free stalwart are surely coming to an end soon. Keep your eye on the Android Developers blog for news of availability.
Posted by Tim Bray on 19 August 2010 at 11:18 PM
A couple of weeks ago, we arranged that registered developers could buy an unlocked Nexus One via their publisher page in Android Market. We think it’s a good development platform and a nice phone. Apparently, you agree. Somewhat too many of you, in fact; we blew through the (substantial) initial inventory in almost no time, and they’re back-ordered from HTC, who are doing a pretty good job of managing runaway success amid a worldwide AMOLED shortage. Everyone appreciates that it’s important to the platform to get phones in the hands of developers, so we’re working hard on re-stocking the shelves; stand by.