We started shipping Nexus phones more than two years ago to give you a pure Google experience and access to the latest Android updates. Today, we’ve started selling Galaxy Nexus (HSPA+) from a new Devices section in the Google Play web store, so you can quickly and easily purchase an unlocked version of the phone. We want to give you a place to purchase Nexus devices that work really well with your digital entertainment.
US only for now, but this is the first time Google has sold a device directly since the Nexus One. Hopefully this is a trend they intend to continue with future Nexus devices. If they are able to offer their phones unlocked and at a reasonable price from day one, I would not hesitate to purchase direct from Google again.