The first smartphone from Google, the Android Nexus One was basically killed off by Google and then Google brought the device back specifically for use by developers, now it appears even those developers can’t get their hands on the handset.
Andrew Munchbach, reports for the Boy Genius Report that the Nexus One superphone is currently out of stock and therefore unavailable to Android developers.
Apparently Google stated by way of the Android-developers Blog… “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.”
So if you are a registered Android developer and haven’t got your Nexus One yet it looks like you’re in for a wait, just how long that wait will be neither Google nor HTC are saying.