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What's with the lack of Android phones in the UK?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by TheTrueSpin, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. TheTrueSpin

    TheTrueSpin Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I know most Desire owners on this forum are based in the UK, so are you as sick as I am about the lack of good Android handsets?

    Droid X? No, we don't get that.
    Evo 4G? No, we don't get that.

    Hell, the Nexus one only recently arrived in the UK!

    What is going on?

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  2. microserfs

    microserfs Member

    I've seen loads of Android phones in the UK but it could be that they plug the adverts about a million times.

    Isn't the Wildfire out now? Evo 4G would be nice but I think I'm happy with the Desire for now.. personally I couldn't afford to keep switching phones so maybe it's a good thing there's nothing better for now ;)
  3. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    We did get the desire before their droid incredible...
  4. kboya

    kboya Android Enthusiast

    OP, they run on a different network that is not used in uk or europe. Maybe the droid x will appear as the milestone x sometime?
  5. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    Verizon is basically Vodafone... :\
  6. weirdNumber

    weirdNumber Well-Known Member

    I used a Milestone and a Dext/Cliq briefly and my opinion on Motorola hasn't changed. Why would anyone want to use one? Motoblur is a criminal addition to android.
    Saying there is a lack of good Android handsets is a bit unfair. We still have the Nexus, Desire, Galaxy S and even with (currently) older versions of Android you could include the X10 and the Dell streak. That is still 5 high spec phones.
    As for the Evo 4, yeah it's sad we don't get it and its probably the only Android phone that is a loss over here.

    For something that hasn't been around that long, Android is really picking up steam in this country.
    Mileston, Galaxy Portal/Spica, LG GW620, Wildfire, X10 Mini, X10 Mini-Pro, Pulse Mini, Legend, Tattoo, then the older handsets, Hero, Dream (G1) and Pulse.

    Thats 17 off the top of my head, and I guessing I missed some. More and more high end phones will be coming.
  7. SL4VE

    SL4VE Well-Known Member

    and AT&T is o2
  8. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    Is it?:thinking:

    Anyway, apart from the HTC Desire and possibly the Galaxy S, there haven't been any 'signature' phones. In the USA, they have Droid Incredible, Droid X, EVO 4G, and Aria. And they're getting the galaxy S (albeit under 4 different names) and the desire anyway.
  9. matttye

    matttye Android Expert

    Samsung i5700
    Samsung i7500
    Samsung Galaxy S
    Motorola DEXT
    LG GW620
    Sony Ericsson X10
    Nexus One
    T-Mobile Pulse
    HTC Tattoo
    HTC Dream
    HTC Magic
    HTC Hero
    HTC Legend
    HTC Desire
    HTC Wildfire


    HTC Desire HD (aka HTC Ace)
    HTC Desire Z

    We have plenty! :D
  10. Jammy

    Jammy Android Expert

    We still need some 4.3" devices, then all will be awesome!
  11. Pedro7

    Pedro7 Android Enthusiast

    lol, isn't the aria a low end budget android phone? don't think it will be missed here :)

    android is definately picking up steam, and whilst im incredibly happy with my desire, im disappointed that we won't be getting the evo 4G.... looks immense...
  12. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    And how many of them have a 1GHz processor and a screen size of at least 3.5"?

    Yes I'm a pessimist or whatever you call it...
  13. matttye

    matttye Android Expert

    HTC Desire HD/HTC Ace is rumoured to have a 4.3" screen.

    I'm not usually one for rumours in the tech world, but the HTC Hero, Desire and Legend rumours were very accurate :D
  14. matttye

    matttye Android Expert

    Average Joe doesn't really need a 1GHz processor, so not that many!
  15. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    We might get it... just without the 4G :D

    Seeing UK has slower broadband speeds both mobile and landline, I doubt any network will upgrade to 4G.
  16. Jammy

    Jammy Android Expert

    I know :D

    I just hope that in ~20 months there'll be an awesome 1280x720 4.3" phone released. Then I shall upgrade :D
  17. Pedro7

    Pedro7 Android Enthusiast

    speak for yourself! lol.. im an average user, but im all for a faster process, makes for a nicer user experience :)
  18. Pedro7

    Pedro7 Android Enthusiast

    hat off to you :p

    hopefully when the time comes for me to finally upgrade, there will be a beast of an android phone available.. otherwise, im sticking with the desire :)
  19. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    By that time, the US will have a 1440x900 4.5" phone with built in dolby :p
  20. matttye

    matttye Android Expert

    I hear you and I agree, I'm just saying that your average run of the mill user probably won't even know the difference between 600mhz and 1ghz, they might even think the first is faster! ;)
  21. Pedro7

    Pedro7 Android Enthusiast

    4"5? there's only so big they can go lol... at this rate, we're going to be wearing our phones as chest plates :p
  22. Pedro7

    Pedro7 Android Enthusiast

    well, i can tell the difference between the htc wildfire and my desire.

    wildfire runs the same speed as the hero? 677 MHz?
  23. Jammy

    Jammy Android Expert

    Haha no, 720p at 4.3" is like 340ppi. I can't see the pixels on the iPhone 4 at 326ppi so any higher is silly ^_^

    720p at 4.3" would be really nice though :D
  24. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    Isn't that still smaller than the streak? As ugly as that thing looks (any Dell fan?), it's still 'usable' as a phone.
  25. Jammy

    Jammy Android Expert

    Well, it's usable, but you wouldn't want to use it in public ;P

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