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Why the Google phone store didn't work out (and what happened to the Sprint and Verizon Nexus Ones)  [#io2010]

Why the Google phone store didn't work out (and what happened to the Sprint and Verizon Nexus Ones) [#io2010]

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So what, exactly, killed off the Google phone store? We had a couple really good questions during this afternoon's Q&A regarding the death of the web distribution model, and what happened with the Sprint and Verizon versions of the Nexus One. Said Mario Queiroz, above, vice president of Android product management: "The web store as a direct distribution model is really a very small...