Google officially backs Sprint's HTC EVO 4G

Ari Robbins
Contributing Editor from Atlanta, GA
Published: May 16, 2010

We just recently found out that Google would be throwing in the towel regarding the Nexus One.  Before that we found out that neither Verizon nor Sprint would be getting the Nexus One because of the HTC DROID Incredible and the EVO 4G, the N1's close relatives.  Now, in what could very well be the last hurrah for Google's Nexus One store, Google is supporting the EVO 4G much like they did the DROID Incredible for Verizon.

If you head on over to google.com/phone, you'll see - under the "phone + plan" section - the addition of Sprint's logo along with a brief blurb about the EVO 4G.  It goes a little something like this: "For Sprint, you can pre-register for the HTC EVO 4G, a powerful Android phone with support for Sprint's 3G & 4G network.  Go to sprint.com to pre-register now!"  Granted, this is nothing all that exciting or unexpected, but for me, I'll admit it's a little sad to see Google officially waving the white flag of defeat.  Maybe I bought into Google's "game-changing" propaganda a little more than I should have, but what can I say, I just like to see such an innovative company succeed.

I guess a little failure on their part can't really hurt, considering their size.  And then again it's also good to know that behind the Googleplex is just a normal company apt to succeed or fail just like anyone else.  Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments!