The HTC-manufactured Google Nexus One was Google's first attempt at selling devices direct to consumers. While not a commercial success, the Nexus One gained popularity with developers and users seeking a pure Google experience. The device also shares significant DNA with the HTC HD2 and the HTC Desire, both of which feature the same processor and the same screen resolution. The Nexus One initially shipped with Android 2.1 Eclair, but was later upgraded to 2.2 Froyo and 2.3 Gingerbread. Unfortunately, the venerable Nexus One was never given an official taste of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. However thanks to the development community, the Nexus One can enjoy several fast and highly functional builds of Android's latest and greatest.
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