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Androidland – World’s First Android Dedicated Store Opens In Australia

One of the many arguments Apple users have against Android owners is that we don’t have a store(s) to take our Android devices to and receive technical help or setup new handsets.  Well, lucky residents of Melbourne in Australia now have that option.  The Australian network operator Telstra has worked closely with Google to bring the world’s first Android store to life and have named it Androidland

Inside Androidland, you will find things that many Android fanboys would go giddy over.  A wide selection of phones to play with, a huge Google Earth setup, and Angry Birds galore.  It definitely looks green and corny, but if something like this came to the States, that would be so awesome.  Video tour down below.

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Via: TheNextWeb

  • Anonymous

    This would just mean Apple would have to send someone in to the store to take notes on how to do this properly. 

  • Anonymous

    phlpn.es/829r8s

  • Toadslop

    Androids simply don’t need a store like that. I am a proud android user living in South Korea. I point out the South Korea part because, even if there were an android store, I wouldn’t be able to talk to the people working there. Guess what? I’ve never needed any help with my phone. It’s just that easy to use.

  • Justin Kos

    apple ppl say they have stores? who cares i dont need to goto a store to enjoy aosp

  • Anonymous

    I wouldn’t mind that here.

  • Splicer78

    Technical assistance on your phone?  At a store?…..Oh that’s right people with CrapApple phones don’t have an awesome community of devs who WANT to help make your phone better

  • http://twitter.com/JsinLegacy JsinLegacy

    I want to go there

  • boo Jay

    Wow, makes the Apple store look like shit, which it is.

  • http://twitter.com/MrBouche MrBouche

    We need one of these in our ginormous mall.  Apple is supposed to build a huge new store in it.  It would just be awesome if they could open a bigger store across from it.  

  • Anonymous

    Seriously this store is awesome. I want one in my neck of the woods.

  • Anonymous

    Neat-ohhhh

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gregory-Poe/1126894244 Gregory Poe

    I bet the prices are marked way up to accommodate how expensive it is to maintain that store. I hope it works, though. My next vacation will be in Australia :)

  • Dominick DeVito

    This is like the land of Oz for us phone nerds. :p

  • Anonymous

    We need an Android only store here in Cali, that’d be rad!!

  • Anonymous

    What happened to America as a super power.  Europe always gets the new phones first, now Australia get the first Android Toy Store.  When are we due for some greatness?

  • Anonymous

    Hmm…so that’s what heaven looks like.

  • Elrutt29

    the guy in the video said there are smells of gingerbread to get the full experience….. yeah…. because my phone runs on gingerbread it smells like gingerbread too….. stupid. i hope that if a store comes to US it gets a re-think on smells

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gregory-Poe/1126894244 Gregory Poe

      I like the smell of gingerbread :(

  • Anonymous

    Does Androidland in Australia have a section called “coming soon, pending Apple lawsuit!” They could have some cardboard cuttouts of what the new galaxy tab may look like.

    • Anonymous

      I dunno, wood floors, white tables, electonics…. hasnt android seen enough trouble in Australia for copying Apple. 

  • Santa Clause

    Hey Android universe, now that we have a store, can we please get some freakin’ gift cards to the Android market??!?!? That would be perfect for gift-giving and stock-stuffing this time of year.

    • Billy Jenkins

      u should be asking your elves if it is possible. since u r the one who stuffs the stockings. unless u r a Santa imposter

      • http://www.facebook.com/princesation Prince Dela Cruz

        He is an imposter.  The real Santa’s name is Santa Claus (without an e).  

        • http://www.facebook.com/TJHRULZ tjhrulz

          No he just did not read the clause that he was not santa anymore

    • Anonymous

      I am liking those gingerbread cookies w/ the green icing :)  Good call snack while you look to keep you in your Android Zone :P

  • Billy Jenkins

    Apple fanboys get an Apple store. Android fanboys get an amusement park with an Android store inside

  • http://www.hammertechnologies.net Chase Johnson

    ROFLMFAOOL! HAHAHAHAHAHA

  • 1ofdakoolkidz

    I think I am seriously going to cry right now

  • Mctypething

    At least half of the people going to Apple stores for support are needing support for laptops/desktops, there are no Android laptops/desktops.

    • Billy Jenkins

      you obviously dont know much about Apple or android. Apple is the name of the company. Apple supplies Iphones and macs which is an Apple computer. Google is the name of the other company. Android is the name of the open source phones. u cant really compare the products that Apple releases to the products that Android releases. That would be exactly like comparing Windows to an Iphone. Maybe you should compare Apple to Google. Yea sure Apple has a store that Apple fans can bring in their laptops and phones. But Google basically controls the internet because think about it. The number 1 search engine is Google. And the the one who controls how you search the internet also controls the internet. But not only did Google create Android phones which runs on every major phone carrier but Google also created a search engine, web browser, music store and music website, social network website, photo sharing program, application, and website, an ebook reader, its own calendar for people to use, and even a website for people to easily shop on. so yea half the people going to apple store also need support for apple computers. But every single person using the internet has in some way used a Google product.

      • Anonymous

        Everything you just said was so far off I can only assume you’re trolling.

        • Billy Jenkins

          how was what i said so far off? are you denying that Google is the name of the company that created Android and that Google search is also the number one search engine on the Internet?

          • Anonymous

            Let me break it down…

            “Android is the name of the open source phones.”

            What?  What does that even mean?  What the hell is an open source phone?  Android is a mobile operating system…not a phone.

            “u cant really compare the products that Apple releases to the products that Android releases.”

            What “products” does Android release?  Again…Android is an OS.  They don’t “release” any tangible products.

            “But not only did Google create Android phones which runs on every major phone carrier…”

            *sigh*  Google didn’t create any phones.  They created the OS.  And I’d love to hear how a phone “runs on every major phone carrier”.  Are you trying to say that Android devices are available on every major carrier?  Because that would be a true statement.  Unfortunately, you have the English proficiency of a 5 year old Cambodian refugee and what you said makes no sense.

            In summation: Please exit the Internet immediately.

          • Mctypething

            well said

          • durrrr

            You’re all stupid for arguing on the internet. Hahahaaaa

          • Tank

            The last two lines had me crackin up.  But, to give him the benefit of the doubt, English may very well be his second language.  Can’t really fault him for that.

          • Anonymous

            “are you denying that Google is the name of the company that created Android ”

            Google is the company that *acquired* Android.

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Android_(operating_system)#Foundation

          • durrrr

            You’re stupid for using punctuation inconsistently and not capitalizing the correct words in your sentences.

          • Anonymous

            “You’re all stupid for arguing on the internet. Hahahaaaa”

      • Anonymous

        1- Only I troll Mctypething.

        2- Oblig, especially since you’re named Billy: 
        Mr. Madison, what you’ve just written is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever read. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this forum is now dumber for having read to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul. 

        • Billy Jenkins

          Why dont you explain to me how that was considered trolling? are you denying that Google is the name of the company that created Android and that Google search is the number 1 search engine on the internet? and when you are using the internet what do you do? usually go to commonly used websites like facebook or browse the internet. and when you browse the internet what do you tend to do? usually search online for stuff. and since Google is the number 1 search engine then most people use a Google product. which only means that more people use Google products then Apple products. 

          • Mctypething

            Are you really that f*cking stupid? My very simple point was that many people that go to Apple stores are going there for support on products other than phones and tablets. Since there are not Android powered PCs and laptops, it minimizes the need for a dedicated store. It has nothing to do with google having a search engine. Do you need to go to a store to get support for how to use a search engine. Dope.

          • Billy Jenkins

            no but that is where u r wrong. There are android powered netbooks. i have used some. they are mostly designed as toys for children but they are also the first Android laptops. so think of it as 1990 technology in a laptop running android. it works but not as good as windows and not as good as Android. someday soon the Android laptops will improve. so now that u know that then explain to me again how im an idiot.

          • Mctypething

            So because there might be one or two Android power laptops out there vs. millions of Apple laptops, that proves your point? Your logic is so off base here I can only assume you’re trolling and trying to get a rise out of me. If you legitimately believe you have a valid point here, you’re not even worth a second thought. It scares me that there are people as stupid as you in this world.

          • Billy Jenkins

            who said there were only 2 different types of android laptops? i know i never said that. theres actually alot more but not as many apple computers. which is why u should read my comment again. i said “its 1990 technology in a laptop running android.” the first is usually the worst. im sure u can agree with me that windows 95 is no where near as good as windows 7. just like the first Android laptops running version 2.2 won’t be nearly as good as Android laptops in 10 years. so yes it does prove my point that there are alot more Google products then Apple products. even though the Android laptops aren’t that good yet they still do exist.

          • Anonymous

            Go play over here, Sparky; all the support you’ll ever need:  
            http://www.google.com/chromebook/buynow.html#support

          • Anonymous

            I think you just completely missed the point of Mctype’s comment.  He’s coming from a hardware standpoint.  Google makes zero hardware.  Apple makes all hardware.  Hardware needs support stores.  Have you ever seen a Microsoft store? Na’mean, bro?

          • Dominick DeVito

            Um, yes – there are MS stores – but clearly copying Apple. (and not trying to troll)

            http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/presskits/retailstores/

          • Tank

            Actually, yea.  There are a lot of them.  And they’re pretty sweet.

            http://content.microsoftstore.com/Home.aspx

          • Mctypething

            Not nearly as many as Apple stores. Which is really the point of his comment.

          • Tank

            The point is not lost on me.  I’m just correcting a false statement.

          • Anonymous

            My bad. :( 

            Being in the northeast, I’ve never actually seen one.

          • Anonymous

            Google did not create Android

        • Mctypething

          Hopefully he was trying to look like a complete moron. If not, that is just scary. Wow.

      • Mctypething

        You are a f*cking idiot. I’m not even going to dissect the insanely moronic drivel you just wrote and explain how much of a waste of oxygen you are.

        • Billy Jenkins

          just explain to me why u think im an idiot. by not explaining yourself only means that u r the idiot that can’t think of anything to say as an explanation. are u denying that Google is the name of the company and not Android? or could u b denying that even though apple has smart phones and laptops Google still has alot more than Apple.

          • Anonymous

            to echo an earlier thread…
            pic related:

  • NexusTexas

    i wonder if you can here crickets chirping in there.

  • Bob Johnson

    That name is pretty dumb.  Androidland? Seriously?

    • Nobody

      No kidding. It should have been Andy Land!

  • Thelegendofdavid

    Google needs to open a store in san Francisco. They should buy the old virgin music store building and set up camp there. It would be located right across the street from the apple store location. It would be awesome!!! What better way to tell your rival f u then by opening a store thats right across the street. Cmon Google!!! Lets do it!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/jonathanf Jonathan Fingas

      Because that’s worked so well for Microsoft, right? Wait…

      • Anonymous

        Actually Microsoft is about a block up on Market in a very nice upstairs part of the Westfield Mall. 

        Very nice office you can even look down through a glass center  center to see the mall. I’ve attend many of meetings there :)

      • Thelegendofdavid

        @Jonathan – think of the possibilities……play with laptops….download music…preview devices…that store is soooo big Google could do sooo much. Why why would you question this idea??? Unless your an apple fan??? say it ain’t so kid….

    • http://www.droid-life.com Tim-o-tato

      That would be so sweet! +1

    • Anonymous

      LOL, That would be so cool then we could walk by with our Samsung Galaxy Nexus while they’re waiting line for the *phone 5 and show them how awesome our device is and its on 4glte!!! 

      We can also have Andy on Market St. dancing across from the Apple store lol

      • Thelegendofdavid

        Hahah that would be awesome!!!! Oh the parties that we would have

        • Anonymous

          And don’t forget about the Gingerbread cookies w/ the green icing :)

          • Thelegendofdavid

            Ill bring the beer!!!

          • Anonymous

            Micro Brew and/or German Hefewiezen Please :)

    • NOThelegendofDROID

      no it should be in New York City, it is the greatest city in the world after all

      • Thelegendofdavid

        Why not in both!!!!?? Just locate them across the apple store

        • Anonymous

          Why not Zoidberg? (V)(°,,°)(V)

  • EC8CH

    “One of the many arguments Apple users have against Android owners is that we don’t have a store(s) to take our Android devices to and receive technical help or setup new handsets.”

    it’s called Droid-Life dipshits

    • Anonymous

      I am wondering what the support area will be called lol 

      • Emilio Figueroa

        Snack Bar. lol

        • Anonymous

          Snack bar, I like :)

  • Mike Minor

    Great idea, but it’s a crappy name, if you ask me.  It implies that this is some sort of amusement park.  I’m sure that the ifans will have a field day with that. 

    • EC8CH

      Andyopolis

  • Anonymous

    You know why we don’t have an apple store equivalent? Because we can turn our phones on ourselves. ;)

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joey-Wollenburg/63914929 Joey Wollenburg

      That made me lol

  • Anonymous

    This place makes me go :D like a little kid in a candy shop

  • Anonymous

    Doesn’t Apple have a patent on OS specific stores?

    • Anonymous

      Walmart LOL

    • http://twitter.com/vidandroide Vida Androide

      You bet they do!

  • Siang Chew

    Nobody wants to go to Disneyland anymore, after this.

  • Anonymous

    Sounds awesome!  kinda surprised there is no store in US.

    • http://www.droid-life.com Tim-o-tato

      Since this store is heavily supported by Telstra, we would need the same support from a US carrier most likely. Verizon, AT&T. But my bet would be on T-Mobile doing something like this :)

      • http://twitter.com/jnewman1991 James Newman

        T-Mobile stores are already on their way to being a full Android store. 

        • http://www.droid-life.com Tim-o-tato

          Very true. I still spot some Windows phone on their lineup though ;)

  • Anonymous

    Cause we’re smart enough to do this on our own!!! “One of the many arguments Apple users have against Android owners is that we don’t have a store(s) to take our Android devices to and receive technical help or setup new handsets.”

    • Anonymous

      We also have a wonderful community with sites like droid life!

    • http://twitter.com/jnewman1991 James Newman

      Who needs a store for technical advice when we have sites like XDA, Droid Life, and numerous others to offer great support? That being said, I still welcome Android stores so I can play around with different devices. 

  • mm777

    how about some love in the US

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000155987673 Austin Mutschler

    Lets bring this to the US

  • Anonymous

    This is what dreams are made of.