Google gives developers a free Nexus One or Droid

Google gives developers a free Nexus One or Droid

Summary: If you were lucky enough to get into the Google I/O conference before it sold out, you will have a nice email in your inbox that says Google wants to ship you a free Nexus One before the show.Last year they gave developers a Google Ion -- basically a Magic, but they waited until the opening keynote to distribute them.

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If you were lucky enough to get into the Google I/O conference before it sold out, you will have a nice email in your inbox that says Google wants to ship you a free Nexus One before the show.

Last year they gave developers a Google Ion -- basically a Magic, but they waited until the opening keynote to distribute them. This year is different because they decided to give developers a Nexus One early so developers have them activated and ready to go without wasting time during the show.

I'm sure there are either 1) a lot of happy developers right now because they got a free phone, or 2) a lot of pissed off developers because they already shelled out $500 when the phone was first launched.

Update: It sounds like developers attending from the United States are receiving a Motorola Droid -- the Nexus One is only for International attendees.

Topics: Software Development, Google

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  • It's because Google had a LOT of them

    left lying around, unsold. A [i]lot[/i] more then they ever expected, I heard.

    What else where they going to do with them?
    John Zern
  • US devs get DROID. Intl. devs get N1

    Developers in the US get a Verizon DROID. They are giving
    Nexus Ones to non-US developers.
    rlawler
  • RE: Google gives developers a free Nexus One

    If it were only a Nexus One. It is a Verizon Droid.
    hancock.robert@...
  • Can't sell them ... might as well give them out.

    NT.
    wackoae