The Android smartphone market has been
advancing at a rapid pace. Just a few months ago, everyone was
the Motorola Droid as the best Android phone on the market. That
status was quickly stripped away when Google launched the Nexus One
on T-Mobile's network.
Since that time, we've seen the launch
of the even
better Droid Incredible on Verizon's network and the monster
EVO 4G WiMAX smartphone is still a few months away.
Since the Android landscape is changing
so quickly, Google is adjusting its strategy a bit when it comes to
the Nexus One. When the phone was originally announced in early
January, the company said that it would also make
the phone available for Verizon customers this spring. Now, the
company is pushing customers towards
the Droid Incredible instead according to Gizmodo:
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.
This shouldn't come as a total surprise
considering that most
reviews seem to indicate that the Incredible is a superior phone
with many refinements not seen in the Nexus One.