Google finds mobile market is tough

The company stops selling its Nexus One mobile device in the United States. The phone got lots of hype but not a lot of sales.

By Charley Blaine Jul 20, 2010 6:07PM
Google (GOOG) shares were up 3.3% to $481.59 today, despite (or maybe because of) its decision to stop selling its much-hyped smart phone, the Nexus One, in the United States.
The device, which uses Google's Android operating system, couldn't find a way to penetrate the smart-phone market, in large part because it was to sell independently of a wireless company.

The Android system is a hit and has led to huge sales of phones on the Sprint and Verizon Wireless networks. Google

Google will offer support for customers in the United States.

The phone will continue to be sold by partners including Vodafone in Europe, KT in Korea and possibly others based on local market conditions.
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