Thursday, September 30, 2010
When Google launched the Nexus One, they listed it at the easy-to-remember URL of google.com/phone. But then they stopped selling the Nexus One directly to consumers (though it's still available as the developer-phone). Nobody knew what Google's long-term plans for that URL were, but today we got an answer.
The company has just announced their new Phone Gallery page, where users can view and compare various Android phones from multiple carriers in 16 countries. The site only lists currently available phones, so even phones that are officially announced but not yet for sale are not listed.
In addition, the site only lists devices with Google services. So all of the phones listed on the gallery include the Market, Google Search, Gmail, Maps, etc. This means that devices like the Samsung Fascinate, despite being a high-end Android device, are not listed at all.
If you are in the market for an Android smartphone, the site is a great way to get a quick comparison and then find direct links to purchase information. [via Google Mobile Blog]
And unlike Ryan, I don't have a problem with them listing old, out-of-date devices, because they are still being sold, and all their specs are listed right there for everyone to see. It's not like they're being promoted as something they're not. Good stuff all the way around.