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Google Sells Galaxy Nexus on Google Play

Google has started selling Samsung Galaxy Nexus via Google Play in the U.S. The company said that it has created a new section named ‘Devices’ in the Google Play store, through which it would sell SIM-unlocked Nexus devices initially.

Google started making Nexus devices more than two years ago. The first Nexus handset called ‘Nexus One’ was made by HTC and the following two versions ‘Nexus S’ and ‘Nexus Prime’ were made by Samsung.

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Galaxy Nexus runs the latest Android Ice Cream Sandwich software. It comes with a 4.65 inch HD Super Amoled display and features Google Play, Android Beam and Google+ mobile hangouts. The handset will cost $399 in the U.S. The device also comes installed with Google Wallet, which allow users to make purchases at some retail stores with a single tap.

Andy Rubin, Mobile and digital content chief of Google said, “We want to give you a place to purchase Nexus devices that work really well with your digital entertainment.”

Jamie Rosenberg, Google’s director of digital content said, “We wanted to offer in Google Play a great instantiation of the Google Play experience and the experience with Google services generally on a mobile device. Nexus has always represented that.”

Earlier in January 2010, Google offered HTC’s Nexus One smartphone through its Google store. But the online sales failed to meet expectations and was closed within six months.

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