Ever since Google declared the Nexus One the official dev phone, the devices have been selling like hot cakes. Google stopped selling the Nexus One via their own distribution site, but continued to make the device available for developers. Google’s Tim Bray released an official statement regarding the Nexus One sales, check it out below.
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.
Were you able to grab one before the backorder?