First Android store, Androidland, opens doors in Melbourne
posted by Victor H. / Dec 02, 2011, 9:01 AM
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?
source: Android Central
Posts: 31; Member since: May 23, 2011
sound like fun, buut I just took a 10 day vacation
posted on Dec 02, 2011, 9:08 AM 6
Posts: 438; Member since: Feb 19, 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 Dec 02, 2011, 11:35 AM 0
Posts: 92; Member since: Nov 06, 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 Dec 02, 2011, 9:12 AM 0
Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011
Yeah and everyone who made cars was copying the Model T. Get over yourself.
posted on Dec 02, 2011, 9:14 AM 15
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you mean.. there wasnt any tech stores before apple?!?!? wow.. how ever did we get electronics???
posted on Dec 02, 2011, 9:17 AM 9
Posts: 8; Member since: Oct 20, 2011
I just hope you repair your 'o' button on your keyboard or its just because you type 'i'phone everyday?? iTroll
posted on Dec 02, 2011, 9:30 AM 7
Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 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 Dec 02, 2011, 10:00 AM 1
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