Telstra now has more Android devices to choose from online, Vodafone now has the least

The Android rush has well and truly started and now we’re starting to see carriers bring on more and more Android devices as the specs become more powerful and unbelievable at the high-end and more affordable at the low-end. After all the announcements and launches that happened today, it lead me to go check out Optus’, Vodafone’s and Telstra’s sites to see exactly how many Android devices are available for purchase straight off their websites.

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6 months ago the clear winner would have been Vodafone; they’ve been pushing out Android devices thick and fast, as well as being the official global seller of Google’s Nexus range. But today Telstra — of all carriers — is the winner, with 17 Android devices for sale on plans, outright and prepaid. Optus is in second with 14 devices and Vodafone third (or last) place with 13 devices. Of course most carriers have a larger variety in stores, but we’re lazy and buy online. Hit the break to see the list of devices available online from each carrier.

Telstra..

  1. Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo
  2. Samsung Galaxy S II
  3. HTC Wildfire S
  4. LG Optimus Black
  5. HTC Sensation
  6. Motorola Atrix
  7. Sony Ericsson Xperia Play
  8. HTC Desire S
  9. Samsung Galaxy Ace
  10. Samsung Galaxy 551
  11. Motorola Defy
  12. Samsung Galaxy S
  13. Telstra Smart-Touch
  14. Samsung Galaxy 5
  15. HTC Wildfire
  16. Motorola XOOM
  17. Telstra T-Touch Tab

Source 1, Source 2, Source 3

Optus..

  • Samsung Galaxy S II
  • HTC Incredible S
  • Samsung Galaxy S
  • LG Optimus 3D
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Play
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc
  • LG Optimus Black
  • Motorola Defy
  • Huawei X1
  • Samsung Galaxy Gio
  • Samsung Galaxy Mini
  • Motorola XOOM
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab
  • Optus My Tab

Source 1, Source 2, Source 3

Vodafone..

  • HTC ChaCha
  • HTC Salsa
  • Motorola Flipout
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia X8
  • INQ Cloud Touch
  • Google Nexus S
  • Samsung Galaxy S II
  • HTC Desire HD
  • HTC Desire Z
  • Motorola Milestone 2
  • LG Optimus
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini Pro
  • HTC Legend

Source 1, Source 2

It’s good to see the nations largest, and fastest, telco at the forefront of devices for the time being. Stay tuned for figures on Android market share in Australia. Tell us in the comments which carrier you think has the better selection of Android devices; there’s a fair bit of overlap with some devices on multiple / all carriers.

Last modified on 27 July 2011 11:14 am

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  • I know it's not a major carrier, but what about Virgin? They have a fairly good range.

  • I'd like to make two points. Firstly, 17 vs 14 vs 13 isn't a huge difference.

    More important is the issue of UMTS band usage. For a long time Telstra has been the only one to use the 850 MHz band. To use NextG you either bought a phone from Telstra or got an import from the U.S. The other carriers used the more standard 2100/900 MHz bands and you could easily buy your phone from almost anyone without worrying too much about compatibility. So there was a good reason for Telstra to have a bigger range in their store.

    Now, of course, Vodafone is rolling out its own 850 MHz network. So it'll be interesting to see how the availability of 850 MHz phones increases over the next few years. Hell, maybe quad-band 3G phones will become available?

    • I'd probably strike out the Optus MyTab, according to ZTE, they have now
      been discontinued and these days, finding one of these in an Optus,
      Telechoice, Strathfield or All Phones store is near impossible.

      Back to 14 devices now? :P

    • The devices listed in this post are ones readily available for purchase online through each carroer. The LG Optimus One (at the time of writing) was not available for purchase online.

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