First Android store, Androidland, opens doors in Melbourne

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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31 Comments

1. evo-ninja

Posts: 31; Member since: May 23, 2011

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

22. messiah

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"?

23. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Joysticks rock, son.

2. balbal00

Posts: 5; Member since: Nov 27, 2011

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

3. Striker

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!

4. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

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

9. rendHELL

Posts: 304; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

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

5. rendHELL

Posts: 304; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

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

6. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

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

11. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

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

24. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

your right.. im sorry.

25. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Apology accepted. ;)

26. robinrisk unregistered

his right?

29. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

I was joking :-) Most of what I say is sarcasm, except when it makes perfect sense... then I did it on purpose.

8. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Sorry who is this giigle you talk about?

10. rendHELL

Posts: 304; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

thats google actually...

12. noahbf

Posts: 28; Member since: Apr 28, 2009

Gaggle*

13. TheMegaDinesen

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

14. rendHELL

Posts: 304; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

seconded,,,

15. TheMegaDinesen

Posts: 8; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

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

28. GeekMovement unregistered

who is striker and what is giggle?

7. GALAXY-S

Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 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

16. jacko unregistered

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

17. jacko unregistered

im only 4 hours from there woot lol

18. jess0417

Posts: 7; Member since: Nov 23, 2011

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

19. protozeloz

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

20. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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. ;)

21. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

PLEASE BRING TO UK

27. beatsandmelody

Posts: 109; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

Another reason I want to go to Australia.

30. readingthissh1t

Posts: 303; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

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

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