Verizon Wireless, the largest U.S. mobile-phone company, retreated from plans to offer service for Google Inc.’s Nexus One phone, saying it will focus on other Android-powered handsets instead.
Until this morning, Google’s Web site showed that the Nexus One would be available through Verizon in spring of 2010. The site now points Verizon users seeking phones that run Google’s Android operating system to HTC Corp.’s Incredible model.
It makes sense. The HTC Legend and Droid for CDMA phones cover this market pretty well.
There is a lack of GSM phones that are running Android 2.0 or later, so the Nexus One has been filling that space. TMobile and other carriers have been slow to update their Android phones, and AT&T has deliberately shipped their phone with an old version, 1.5.