It was probably inevitable considering its age but the elder statesman of the Nexus family, the original Google Nexus One, is being cast into the wilderness by its tribe and refused Ice Cream Sandwich.
Confirmation has from a chap called Hugo Barra, Android's product management director, who told The Telegraph that the Nexus One is "simply too old to run the new operating system".
It's not completely impossible to run ICS on the older hardware - some devs have managed to do it, after all. But Google doesn't feel it can deliver the update 100% reliability, so it'll only be last year's Nexus S that gets a taste of ICS.
It's two years now since Google launched the Nexus One (how time flies), though for us in the UK it involved ordering via the net and then waiting for it to ship all the way from the US.
Of course, that handset was all but a HTC Desire in a different coat and just look at the debacle HTC had when it was debating whether it should release Gingerbread for the Desire earlier this year.
The Google Nexus One is still an incredibly popular handset among nostalglics and geeks with eBay now the only real place to source one (and commanding a fairly high price there too, we add.)
Having said that, if you bought the Nexus One two years ago, then chances are you'll be in line for an upgrade soon. If that's the case, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus should do quite nicely, plus it'll have ICS right out of the box.