Earlier today, mobile analytics company Flurry published a report about the dismal performance of the Google Nexus One in terms of its day 74 sales from the first day it was released. According to the report, Google was able to ship only 0.135 million units of the Nexus One. Flurry then compared this with the day 74 sales of both the iPhone and Motorola Droid which were 1 million and 1.05 million units respectively.
The report certainly is not a good publicity for the Nexus One especially since Google hasn’t gone all out in terms of marketing its first major fully branded handset.
A couple of hours later, Google announced that unlocked version of the Nexus One that is compatible with AT&T 3G network and Roger Wireless in Canada is now available for sale at the Google online store. Â In addition, this new version of Nexus One will also run on GSM operators worldwide.
I’m not saying that Flurry’s report has anything to do with Google’s decision to announce the availability of the AT&T and Roger Wireless compatible Nexus One versions. Â But we just can’t discount this fact since Google certainly wants to protect its investment from any bad publicity, whatsoever.
Google also announced that this new Nexus One can now be ordered from Google’s web store and can be shipped to Canada. As you all know, Â Google only ships the Nexus One to the U.S., HongKong, Singapore and the UK.
The AT&T and Roger Wireless compatible Nexus One get the same price as the previously released unlocked Nexus One – $529.
Originally posted on March 16, 2010 @ 4:40 pm