The day Android users have been waiting for has finally arrived. Three months after it was announced the Nexus One is now officially available in Canada! Canadians waited a year for the iPhone, but Google has been quick to bring the Milestone (DROID) and now Nexus One to the Great White North.
Here’s what Google announced today:
Starting today, an additional version of the Nexus One is available from the Google web store that is compatible with AT&T’s 3G network. This new model can be purchased as an unlocked device without a service plan. In addition to AT&T’s 3G network, this device will also run on Rogers Wireless in Canada. And like the first version of the Nexus One, it can be used with most GSM operators globally.
Additionally, Nexus One devices can now be shipped to Canada from Google’s web store, and will work with a SIM from Rogers Wireless. To find out which version you should purchase, based on your mobile service provider, please visit our Help Center.
The Nexus One Will Work on Rogers and WIND–What About Telus/Bell?
The Google website will now allow you to order the Nexus One unlocked and shipped to you for $529US. With our Canadian dollar almost at par, this could be a great time to buy.
The website says Rogers only but if you are a WIND user just select the T-Mobile version. What about Telus/Bell users? The phone will work too since the new HSPA+ GSM network is up and running. However, with Telus/Bell there is no 2G GSM network to fall back on like Rogers.
Rogers did not bring the Nexus One to Canada. It seems Google is listing Rogers on their website because they have been the long time GSM provider, whereas Telus/Bell still have existing CDMA networks up and running.
This is exciting news for Canadian Android users. The Milestone. Paid Apps. Nexus One. Yay!
Now all Google has to do is work better with carriers to roll out updates in a consistent manner for every device (*cough* HTC Rogers owners)!
Are you going to buy the Google Nexus One?