Welcome to Androidland - the Worlds First Android Store
If you live in Melbourne Australia, and happen to be an Android fanatic - you're in luck. With help from Google, Samsung, HTC, Sony Ericsson, Motorola and LG; the 20 Million strong Android community have got their first retail Android store, based inside a Telstra flagship store.
In store you'll find awesome phone accessories, gadgets, smartphones and tablets - to flight simulators powered by Google Earth and massive screens to play your all-time favorite Android games, all inside beautiful android-like environments.
Androidland have also trained their staff to become Android experts, and hopefully draw in more Android users who visit the eye-catching store. Plus, the Android OS can seem quite confusing with smartphone manufacturers modifying the OS, such as HTC and Samsung.
“I don’t think anyone expects major revenue from the retail channel, but it is becoming a necessity,” stated Gartner mobile analyst Phillip Redman in an interview. “With the number of phones, tablets and netbooks running Android, as well as the partner support, it makes sense.” As Android is a open source OS, you wouldn't expect the direct sale revenue to be very high, anyway.
Unfortunately, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 won’t be available just yet, and there is no indication of other stores opening up elsewhere. Personally, I believe that these stores will rival with the popular Apple stores, as they will challenge them with their fun little flight simulators and massive screens. What do you think?