Google phone gallery

We all remember the last time we saw Google.com/Phone; we were brought to a Nexus One page that showed Google's flagship device as well as links to buy one. 

Well, sadly the Nexus One has been commissioned to be solely a developer phone, abolishing the need for a site dedicated to it. Google has done a sleek redesign, which brings together many of the available Android devices in the market today. 

From the announcement:

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

The site aggregates all of the devices that are Google-powered and can be sorted by newest or alphabetical. You see a picture of each phone, followed by a short description underneath and a link to buy from whichever carrier has the device. If you click on the phone, it will bring you to a new window that will present much more detailed specs.

Another great feature is Compare, where you can select three devices and it will bring up a side-by-side detailed comparison of them.

There are 16 countries, including the US, that are searchable with more to be added later. This is a great idea by Google to do as it brings clarity for people who don't necessary spend all day keeping up-to-date on the slew of Android devices that continue to hit the market. [Google Mobile Blog]

 
There are 9 comments

mikejs78 says:

Notice what ISN'T on this page - the Samsung Fascinate (although all three other U.S. released Galaxy-S phones are.) Gee, I wonder if that's because the Fascinate is BING-tastic?

UncleMike says:

From the original post at Google Mobile Blog, that's conveniently omitted in the Android Central post: "All the phones in the gallery include Android Market, Google Search, and other Google Mobile services such as Gmail, Maps, and YouTube."

As I said elsewhere in regard to this gallery:

Android is open - giving free general admission to ride the Android train. But there are some rules if you want to ride in the first class car.

ziaodix says:

"The site aggregates all of the devices that are Google-powered and can be sorted by newest or alphabetical."

Google-powered implies that the phone has "with Google" branding. Having the android OS as you stated means it's not Google powered (per say.)

So to bring a point to my post, AC did state in their post as to why the Verizon version of the Galaxy S isn't on Google's Site.

UncleMike says:

I counted 12 devices in the Phone Gallery (more than 1/2 of those listed) that are NOT listed as "with Google." Hence, "with Google", or "Google-powered" (whatever that means), is not a prerequisite for inclusion in the gallery, and the Fascinates lack of "with Google" branding has nothing to do with its omission from the gallery.

As I said previously, according to Google, "All the phones in the gallery include Android Market, Google Search, and other Google Mobile services such as Gmail, Maps, and YouTube." This is why the Fascinate is omitted from the gallery.

Hopefully they will add a coming soon section

myriad46 says:

I can't get to the site anymore. It reverts to the Nexus One page.

crxssi says:

Not impressed. I used it to compare several phones and there are errors, omissions, and inconsistencies galore.

JETarpon says:

google.com/phone, not google.com/Phone

dwt10 says:

Notice how the link for each phone has been clicked on.