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First Android store, Androidland, opens doors in Melbourne

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First Android store, Androidland, opens doors in Melbourne
Androidland, the first store dedicated solely to the Android experience, has opened doors in Melbourne, Australia, with the major participation of Australians telecom Telstra and with the backing of Google and major vendors. It’s been in the making since July, but opened for business just recently.

The idea behind the store is to showcase and educate. It offers the full experience and even augments it with Gingerbread smells and other neat little touches like a big-screen Angry Birds gaming. Of course, it’s mostly about checking out the latest tablets and smartphones, to have that valuable hands-on experience, which could easen up a transition from another platform or a feature phone for users.

The store occupies 154 feet and is planned to be open in the next six months, and it could stay longer if customers accept it warm enough. But probably the most important thing about the store is the human factor with employees ready to explain and help with all things Android. Now, this is just an experimental project and we wouldn’t see it as nothing near the Apple Store level of customer support and retail, but it’s definitely an interesting venture, don’t you think?


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posted on 02 Dec 2011, 09:08 6

1. evo-ninja (Posts: 31; Member since: 23 May 2011)


sound like fun, buut I just took a 10 day vacation

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 11:35

22. messiah (Posts: 433; Member since: 19 Feb 2010)


Why were they using a joystick to control the Google earth experience? How 1984..... touch screens people... virtual keyboards..... holographic responses...... the people have spoken, hence the design popularity of phones, tablets ad apps.... who aret these tards implementing "joysticks"?

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 11:43 4

23. corporateJP (Posts: 1548; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


Joysticks rock, son.

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 09:11 6

2. balbal00 (Posts: 5; Member since: 27 Nov 2011)


It would be great if there was something like this in Germany.

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 09:12

3. Striker (Posts: 92; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)


Yeah, great move Giggle, awsome! Apple made iOS, Giggle copied it. Apple made AppStore, Giggle copied again, Apple made Apple Stores(Shops) and guess what? Giggle made the same...Shame on you, Giggle!

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 09:14 15

4. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Yeah and everyone who made cars was copying the Model T.

Get over yourself.

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 09:18 9

9. rendHELL (Posts: 304; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


he wants to start a flame again... tsk tsk... so much for the man who bought his brain at the Apps Store...

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 09:16 7

5. rendHELL (Posts: 304; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


Go ahead is*cker.... keep on trolling....

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 09:17 9

6. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


you mean.. there wasnt any tech stores before apple?!?!? wow.. how ever did we get electronics???

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 09:24 7

11. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Dude, there was no such thing as electronics before Apple.

Do your homework.

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 13:14 1

24. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


your right.. im sorry.

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 13:20 1

25. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Apology accepted. ;)

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 14:21

26. robinrisk (unregistered)


his right?

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 21:21 1

29. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


I was joking :-)

Most of what I say is sarcasm, except when it makes perfect sense... then I did it on purpose.

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 09:18 5

8. protozeloz (Posts: 5371; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Sorry who is this giigle you talk about?

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 09:19 1

10. rendHELL (Posts: 304; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


thats google actually...

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 09:30 1

12. noahbf (Posts: 28; Member since: 28 Apr 2009)


Gaggle*

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 09:30 7

13. TheMegaDinesen (Posts: 8; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


I just hope you repair your 'o' button on your keyboard or its just because you type 'i'phone everyday?? iTroll

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 09:32 3

14. rendHELL (Posts: 304; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


seconded,,,

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 09:38 6

15. TheMegaDinesen (Posts: 8; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


There should be iTrolls in Skyrim... Hope someone mods its so i can kill them...

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 15:58 1

28. GeekMovement (Posts: 1499; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


who is striker and what is giggle?

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 09:17 6

7. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


Pretty cool, this is a great idea to educate the people that are used to one certain OS, about android and what benefits it can bring specially now that its growing ..
hope it succeeds

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 09:39 1

16. jacko (unregistered)


it was telstra a aussie telco here not google d**khead

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 09:42

17. jacko (unregistered)


im only 4 hours from there woot lol

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 09:48 1

18. jess0417 (Posts: 7; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)


That sounds really neat, hope it works out, would love to see one in the states.

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 10:00 1

19. protozeloz (Posts: 5371; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


finally!!!! a place where people can compare phones with phones and learn more about android, this is a good thing! hope they are well trained on the topic and do a better job than your average rep, a place where we can gather all android phones so the user chooses the one that fits its needs. and more awareness about the good android phones

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 10:02 3

20. Sniggly (Posts: 6759; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I've been thinking this was a great idea. We need them here in the U.S. though, not just in other countries that don't matter.

Just kidding, Australia. We love ya. ;)

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 10:11 1

21. bloodline (Posts: 691; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


PLEASE BRING TO UK

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 14:46 2

27. beatsandmelody (Posts: 109; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)


Another reason I want to go to Australia.

posted on 02 Dec 2011, 22:37

30. readingthissh1t (Posts: 303; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


AMERICA GODDAMMIT! im sure i would jimp everytime i entered the store

posted on 03 Dec 2011, 12:40

31. wakingup (Posts: 51; Member since: 13 Aug 2011)


I wanna work here. But I can't go half waty around the world...wosh they had opened more of these stores everywhere. Then, all they need to do is advertise Androids (which I still dont think Google does well at)

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