Introducing the Google Phone Gallery

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 | 8:19 PM

Here at Google, we’re thrilled with the global adoption of Android and with the high quality of devices that are coming to market around the world. Since there are so many great phones, we wanted to make the selection process a little easier for people who are in the market for a new one. Today we’re rolling out the Google Phone Gallery -- a showcase of Android-powered devices that deliver the best Google experience today. Check it out at http://www.google.com/phone.

All the phones in the gallery include Android Market, Google Search, and other Google Mobile services such as Gmail, Maps, and YouTube. There are tools that make it easy to compare phones side by side: you can filter phones by country, manufacturer, and carrier; view and compare technical specifications and features; and find where each phone is available for sale.



We’ll continue adding phones and countries over time, both to round out the gallery and as new phones come to market.

Posted by Ben Serridge, Product Manager, Android

37 comments:

Todd said...

Goes to a defunct nexus one page

TB said...

The Nexus One isn't available for AT&T in the US anymore, anywhere. Don't know if that should be on the list for AT&T (Google still has the T-Mobile Dev version I believe).

Also, how about a no-carrier option? I know I'd be willing to by an unbranded unlocked version of a cell phone straight up and just toss my sim card in there (which I had to do to get a good Android 3G phone for US AT&T, bought the Canadian HTC Desire, 3G works on AT&T).

Sean said...

where'd it go??

rached said...

There's no Sony Ericsson on the list

RkG said...

Please Google advice about locked boot models, "Customizable ROM yes/no" or something like that. You'll get angry Android costumers (like me) if you ignore that. (Motorola Milestone owner).

Tenkely said...

Awesome Ben, thanks!
Do you think might ever be a point in time where we could download stock versions of Android from the phone site for use on whatever Androd device we choose? It would be great to not be locked into the custom flavors chosen for us. Similar to the custom roms, but with official builds from Google.

Geffá Felipe said...

Would be nice if it was a little more accurate. For example, I'm from Brazil and in the Phone Gallery it only has Motorola phones. Here we have Samsung, Sony and HTC at least with Androids from official imports. AND it doesn't have one Motorola phone listed in the gallery, the FLIPOUT, this phone at least it wasn't released yet or maybe never will be here in Brazil.

But the initiative it's good.

Sanat said...

Wonderful. Thanks. This will help folks choose the 'right' phone and hopefully drive all the Android Phones 'without' Google out of the market. Next step - publicize this.

KJH said...

Sweet! Nice to see such a resource from a reasonably authoritative source ;-)

Some things to beef it up:
* be able to compare more than 3 phones
* include tablets, eReaders and other Android devices
* add more line-items, ex: front-facing cameras
* hotlink and/or pop-up explanations of features. Ex: lots of folks don't know what an accelerometer really does for them!

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GR said...

Would be great to have an API to retrieve all phone data for use in applications.

Bob said...

Good idea - but it kinda misses something...

What is it Google is _really_ good at? Search! Then why isn't it there a good way to search/filter the phones? I would like to specify a minimum CPU power, screen size etc, but there is now way to do that. Come on Google, you can do better than this!

Robin said...

No G1? And no Netherlands yet. Too bad!

Cool idea, though.

Wolf said...

Any plans to fix Contacts Photo in Gmail? Their size and quality are to low!((

Best Bingo Websites said...

A news article I read states google phone gallery will tell you where the items are for sale - however, I can only see the mobile phone networks for the UK. What about CPW, BuyMobilePhones.net, DialaPhone etc?

CorpsOfDiscovery said...

Awesome!! One feature request - could you please have a selection of phones that run PURE Android without ANY interface tweaks or bloatware? The only 2 I know of are the original Droid and Nexus One.

Russell McOrmond said...

Am I interpreting the list correctly that it is only listing phones I can get through domestic carriers? I'm not interested in this: I purchased the Google Nexus One in the past because it was a fully unlocked phone.

Where do I go to get a list of suppliers of fully unlocked Android based phones -- no locks on software and no locks to carriers.

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Anonymous said...

Which ones can be rooted? Which custom ROMs are compatible with each?

Puuks said...

Motorola Milestone doesn't have "with Google" sign on, so I guess it's not really a "with Google" phone.

Dave said...

This is nice, and it makes sense to have now that Android is becoming much more recognizable to the masses. One thing that really jumps out, though, is that high-end, unlocked, vanilla Android phones seem to be a thing of the past.

With all the push to "differentiate", you'd think that someone would want to fill this niche. There's a huge, vocal market clamouring for a Nexus One successor. I really hope one day we'll find out what happened behind the scenes with the Nexus One.

Patty said...

+1, show unlockable phones.

I couldn't imagine using my phone without root. I don't care how good android is (and it is really good), I don't want to see an Amazon mp3 app - or any other apps I will never use.

Peter Boughton said...

When are we going to get an Android mobile with a decent FIVE-row qwerty keyboard - exactly like the G1 had - but with up to date hardware?

Brian said...

This will be handy to see which Verizon phones haven't been "Binged".

Mark Waschkowski said...

This is a great idea. Certainly more filtering options would be appreciated, but good start!

CJ said...

I am super excited to see this mobile platform laid out so well. Great job Google!!!

http://www.GooglePhoneGallery.com

Alexandre A. said...

There's a wrong picture for the HTC Hero :/

Dashland said...

Go to http://dashland.com to test these phones on the top mobile websites.

J said...

Well done! Great feature!

Just needs, as some on other posts have pointed out, to me more accurate and, hopefully real soon, more comprehensive. A number of models aren't included yet such as the HTC Desire HD snd other network centric units such as the Samsung Fascinate on Verizon.

Looking for more updates. Again, well done.

Spaghetti said...

Nice! For Germany however you are still missing all the HTC phones. Plus, a more detailed explanation of the "with Google" would be nice.

What about possibilities of searching for phones with certain features?

Keep it up!

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