If you just felt a disturbance in the internet, as if millions of Android users cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced, here's why: the Galaxy Nexus is no longer available via the Google Play Store. This comes after Apple won an injunction against the sale of Google's flagship device last week. As of now, the device is not allowed to be sold in the US which includes, but is obviously not limited to, online sales from Google.
At the moment, the site merely offers users the chance to sign up to be notified when the device will become available. The entry itself and the recently lowered cost remain. Given that we've already heard that Google is preparing an OTA update to circumvent the injunction, it's not surprising the company doesn't want to pull the device in question entirely. However, it's still uncertain if the update will even be enough to appease the legal overlords.
What is clear is that despite the changing of the guard at Apple, the company's mission seems to be no less determined: they mean to halt any sales of Android devices possible. At $349 and carrying the promise of the most recent version of Android, the Galaxy Nexus is nothing less than a shining emblem of everything Google wants Android to be. And it's currently banned in the US.
This isn't exactly a good day, friends.
Source: Google Play Store