For those of us who are, shall I say big Android geeks, the is a place that we’ve got to visit. It’s called Androidland. It’s located in Melbourne, Australia. Telstra, Australia’s leading telecommunications and information company has teamed up with Google to open up a Android retail store. Could this be a challenge to Apple’s retail store dominance? Will there be more stores like this around the world in the future?
This Androidland was opened by both Telstra and Google to showcase the Android OS on both the smartphone and the tablet. It has a huge 154 square feet of space, that displays interactive technology, games and on site experts to explain the features on the Android OS. Just in time for ICS (Ice Cream Sandwhich).
This retail store was also opened up because of the high demand and the high popularity of the Android OS. Consumers can have a hands on approach to Android. Visitors to Androidland can get advice from Android experts on how to set up their devices, smartphones and tablets. Do you need recommendations on which apps should you choose? Let the experts help with that as well.
There is also an interactive spaceship zone which let visitors pilot the Google Earth app on a giant screen, play Angry birds on an interactive screen, and create an Android avatar that can be printed or shared. If you are researching your next phone or tablet, this is the place to be. Not only did Telstra get help from Google, but they had collaboration from handset makers like Samsung, HTC, Sony Ericsson, Motorola and LG. This is definitely for the Android geek at heart. Pretty Cool! What do you think?