This has been a great year for Android, especially in this country. We’ve seen Carriers pick up some major exclusives that have paved the way for the continual evolution of devices that we’ll see in 2011. We asked you on Twitter and Facebook for your input and put together a list of the top 5 devices launched in Australia this year, which you can find after the break.
Sony Ericsson Xperia X10
You guys voted on the Xperia X10 as the 5th best phone that made its way into Australia this year. It was launched in late March and averaged $59 on a cap. Powered by a 1GHz CPU, it was the first 4″ Android device to hit the market and also the first device to hit every Carrier in the country. Being Sony Ericsson’s flag-ship device for 2010, I can’t wait to see what they have in store for us in 2011.
HTC Desire HD
The HTC Desire HD may only have been launched recently, but it appears to have had a massive effect on you guys, with a heap of you saying that this was the best device in 2010. This beast comes with a huge screen measuring 4.3″ across, brings a whole new version of Sense UI to the table, making other manufacturers rethink the way their UIs should be put together. It was also the first time Vodafone picked up an exclusive on such a major device. The Desire HD brought a new iPhone 4 competitor to the market. Good work HTC!
Samsung Galaxy S
With its 4″ Super AMOLED display, the Galaxy S stood out worldwide, launching in over 110 countries at once. Optus had the Australian exclusive for two months before it made its way to Three, Vodafone & Telstra. TouchWiz may feel like an iPhone clone but it makes it easy to use for Android ‘newbies’. This lead to it being a massive hit here, and it still is!
Google Nexus One
The Google Nexus One may have been the number 1 Android device worldwide, but that was not the case here in Australia. There were only ever 1,000 stocked by Vodafone-meaning that hype was kept low and there was no other way to get one other than to buy from an online retailer (like our friends at MobiCity). Although it’s been somewhat replaced by the Nexus S, there will always be a place in our hearts for the revolutionary Nexus One. It brought us Android 2.1, and with all the development love it has garnered it remains a front-runner for new versions of Android, including Gingerbread.